Romania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

You do not need to have a PCR test to board your flight to Romania.
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 16.07.2021
1. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Faroe Isl., Fiji, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Virgin Isl. (British) or Virgin Isl. (USA) must present a completed passenger locator form 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
2. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/lex
3. Residence permits issued by Romania which have expired are considered valid with an extension of 90 days after 12 July 2021.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry rules for Romania depend on its national classification of risk areas.

“Green” areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;

“Yellow” areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;

“Red” areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

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 quarantine.

Travel from countries classified as “green”

Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

Travel from countries classified as “yellow”

Travellers arriving from countries classified as “yellow”, who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Children aged 3 and under are exempted from the PCR test requirement.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

-Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

Travel from countries classified as “red”

Travellers arriving from countries classified as “red” are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

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.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.
 

Lockdown Details

The use of face masks is mandatory in indoor 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.

In all forms of public transport (as well as in taxis), face masks are mandatory. Also, social distance should be maintained as much as possible, as well as ventilation and disinfection. In some cases, temperature checks are conducted.

Religious activities and services can be carried out inside and outside places of worship, provided they adhere to strict health protocols. Only local residents can participate in the services.

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

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