Romania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: 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.

Allowed Vaccines:

Comirnaty – (BioNTech, Pfizer),
Moderna
Vaxzervria – AstraZeneca
Janssen – Johnson & Johnson
Covishield (AstraZeneca – Serum Institute of India)
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Those who are required to quarantine, may present a second negative PCR test to shorten the quarantine period.
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 15.12.2021
1. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
2. Passengers 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
3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers 12 years and younger;
– passengers between 12 and 16 years old, arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland, with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
– passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia or Switzerland, with a recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival, or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac;
– passengers arriving from Italy, Malta, Spain, or Sweden, with a recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; or
– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
– passengers between 12 and 16 years old, arriving from a country other than Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland, with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival;
– passengers arriving from a country other than Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland, with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival, and
– a recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival, or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac,
– More details can be found at https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/lex
4. Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 14 days.
5. Residence permits issued by Romania which have expired are considered valid with an extension of 90 days after 9 November 2021.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Romania have reopened borders for all international travelers,

The list of green/yellow/red countries is updated frequently, and the latest updates are published here:
http://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19/2789-lista-state-cu-risc-epidemiologic-ridicat-din-05-11-2021/file

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 can enter.

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.

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.

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 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 current measures are valid from 25 October 2021 for a period of 30 days, regardless of the rate of infection.

A curfew between 10pm and 5am is in place. Exemptions:
– People who have been fully vaccinated for at least 10 days.
– People who have recovered from COVID-19 (between 15 and 180 days after recovery).
– People moving for professional reasons (going from home to the place of work and back).
– People moving for medical reasons that cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including the purchase of medicines.
– People who are travelling; supporting documents (tickets, payments etc.) are required.
– People moving for justified reasons, such as vaccinations, childcare, assisting the elderly / sick or people with disabilities, death of a family member.

The ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) is necessary to access many places and events, listed below. It must contain proof of full vaccination (valid after 10 days after the vaccination cycle has been completed) or of recovery (between 15 and 180 days after being infected). The EUDCC is required to enter:
– Cafes and restaurants, including terraces, and other catering establishments.
– Premises of central and local public institutions (except for employees). Public administrations can deliver services to those who do not hold an EUDCC outside their premises.
– Touristic accommodations.
– Events organized during the 30-day period following 25 November including sports activities and competitions.
– Private sector establishments where 50 or more employees work simultaneously.

Exemptions – the EUDCC is not required in the following cases:
– Access to grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations.
– Children under 12 are not required to hold an EUDCC or a negative test result, but they must be accompanied by an adult who holds an EUDCC.

Citizens of countries that do not issue the EUDCC should provide equivalent certificates, in English and in the language of the issuing country.

Non-grocery commercial activities are closed between 9pm and 5am. Exemptions: pharmacies, gas stations, home delivery activities, road transport.

The use of facemasks is mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, including public transport. Exemptions:
– Children under 5 years old.
– People working alone in the office.
– TV presenters and their guests, and representatives of religious cults during services. People must keep a distance of 3 metres from each other.
– People who carry out intense physical or sports activities, and / or in demanding working conditions.
 

Sources

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