Romania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 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 22.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 13 March 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, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, 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, Uruguay 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.
2. Passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Eswatini, Falkland Isl. (Malvinas), France, Georgia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Palestinian Territory, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos Isl., USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
– 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination certificate. The second dose is required and must be administrated at least 10 days before arrival;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 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 13 March 2021.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Third-country nationals coming from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk (https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19/) will be subject to quarantine.

The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving from countries and areas with a high epidemiological risk, and who have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, and persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by Decree no. 553 of 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) – l).

The quarantine must take place at the person’s home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to self-isolate.

The quarantine may be reduced to 10 days if a test for SARS-CoV-2, performed on the 8th day of quarantine provides a negative result, and the person has no symptoms.
 

Lockdown Details

There is a night curfew in place between 23.00 and 05.00.

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