Romania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No tests required
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 23.04.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 12 May 2021.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
– passengers with a long-stay visa issued by an EU Member State;
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Vatican City (Holy See);
– military personnel;
– merchant seamen;
– nationals of Moldova (Rep.) with a biometric passport traveling via Romania for a maximum of 36 hours;
– nationals of Moldova (Rep.) with a non-biometric passport and a transit visa;
– students.
More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/etr884ss .
2. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Eswatini, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA or Wallis and Futuna Isl. must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 4 years;
– passengers with a consular, diplomatic, official, service or special passport traveling on duty and their family members;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if the passenger received the second dose at least 10 days before arrival;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate;
– passengers with a test proving presence of IgG antibodies taken at most 14 days before arrival;
– merchant seamen.
3. A completed passenger locator form must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.tarom.ro/sites/default/files/u1348/passenger_form_romania-_ro.pdf or https://chestionar.stsisp.ro/start .
4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.
5. Residence permits issued by Romania which have expired are considered valid with an extension of 90 days after 12 May 2021.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry from EU Member States or Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of high-risk countries. Travelers from Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay can also enter without restrictions if not on the high-risk list.

Travelers from other countries are only allowed to enter if they qualify under an exemption. The exemptions include those who:

are Romanian citizens or residents,

are family members of Romanian citizens,

are family members of citizens of other EU member states, EEA, or the Swiss Confederation, residing in Romania,

hold long-stay visas, residence permits, or the equivalent,

are traveling in a professional capacity (evidence required),

are diplomatic personnel, personnel of international organizations, military personnel or personnel providing humanitarian aid,

are in transit including repatriated following the granting of consular protection,

are traveling for imperative reasons such as medical or familial,

are people in need of international protection or other humanitarian reasons,

are nationals of Moldova with a biometric passport traveling via Romania for a maximum of 36 hours,

are nationals of Moldova with a non-biometric passport and a transit visa.

Full list of exemptions and latest details available here http://eviza.mae.ro/COVID19.

Travelers from high-risk countries on the “yellow list” are subject to 10 days self-isolation and have to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from a test taken in the 72 hours prior to boarding a flight or entry into Romania if traveling by car/land. Those who do not present a negative test result must self-isolate for 14 days (with certain exemptions). Travelers from the UK and Ireland must self-isolate for 14 days.

The yellow list/list of high-risk countries is updated frequently, and the latest updates are published here (with the latest list usually at the top of the page).

If people can’t or won’t self-isolate, they may be placed in mandatory quarantine in a state facility, and they will be charged for the institutionalized quarantine.

Travelers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative COVID-19 test, performed no more than 48 hours before entering Romania, are exempt from the obligation to self-isolate.

Travelers to Romania who provide proof they have been fully vaccinated and received their second vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days before their trip to Romania are exempt from quarantine on arrival.

Travelers who had COVID-19 at least 14 days but no more than 90 days before arrival. They will have to provide proof that qualifies such as a positive PCR test at the time of the diagnosis, hospital discharge proof, or an antibody test performed no more than 14 days prior to arrival to Romania.
 

Lockdown Details

There is a night curfew in place between 20.00 or 22.00 and 05.00 (depending on infection rates) https://stirioficiale.ro/informatii /

The use of face masks is mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, for anyone aged above 5 years old.\

Social gatherings are discouraged. It is prohibited to organise private celebrations and events in closed spaces. Private groups cannot be larger than 6 persons. Rallies and demonstrations can take place with maximum 100 particpants, and under strict regulations.

Shops, shopping centers, and markets should close at 21.00. Pharmacies and gas stations can remain open longer. Deliveries are permitted without time restrictions.

Hotels, guest houses and camping sites are open, with the following measures in place:

– social distancing measures of 1.5 metres between customers;

– limited capacity of 4 square metres per customer;

– periodic disinfection of cashier and other important areas;

– mandatory wearing of a face mask.

Hotel catering services can operate at 50% capacity and only between 06.00 and 23.00 hours in counties where the cummulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower or equal to 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants. Visitor capacity is reduced to 30% for counties where the cummulative infection rate in the past 14 days is higher than 1.5, and lower than 3 per 1000 inhabitants. In counties where the cummulative infection rate in the past 14 days is higher than 3 per 1000 inhabitants, these services can only be offered to those staying in the accomodation

Between 06.00 and 23.00, restaurants and cafes can operate at 50% capacity in counties where the cummulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower or equal to 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants. Visitor capacity is reduced to 30% for counties where the cummulative infection rate in the past 14 days is higher than 1.5, and lower than 3 per 1000 inhabitants. In counties where the cummulative infection rate in the past 14 days is higher than 3 per 1000 inhabitants, these services are suspended.
 

Sources

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ROU
Data Source: covidcontrols.co