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Romania travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

08.06.2020

Skyteam member TAROM in the last few weeks updated planned operation for the month of June 2020. Planned operation as of 05JUN20 as follows.

Bucharest – Amsterdam 5 weekly 737-800
Bucharest – Athens 2 weekly 737-700
Bucharest – Baia Mare 1 weekly ATR72
Bucharest – Brussels 1 weekly 737-800
Bucharest – Cluj 1 daily A318
Bucharest – Frankfurt 3 weekly A318
Bucharest – Iasi 1 daily ATR72
Bucharest – Istanbul 3 weekly A318
Bucharest – London Heathrow 2 weekly A318
Bucharest – Munich 2 weekly A318
Bucharest – Oradea 3 weekly ATR72
Bucharest – Paris CDG 4 weekly 737-800
Bucharest – Satu Mare 1 weekly ATR72
Bucharest – Suceava 2 weekly ATR72
Bucharest – Tel Aviv eff 16JUN20 6 weekly A318/737-800
Bucharest – Timisoara 1 daily A318
Bucharest – Vienna 2 weekly A318

Update 15 May: Extending of the flights restrictions coming/going to Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Franța, Germania, Iran, Italia, UK and Irlande N, Holland, Spania, USA, Turcia și Iran for the next 14 days.

TAROM
Tarom suspends all domestic, some international flights because of COVID-19

TAROM
From Monday 30 March TAROM has suspended all passenger flights to and from Istanbul until 30 April 2020.

Wizz Air
Wizz Air suspends flight from Romania to the United Kingdom

TAROM
TAROM week of 10MAY20 operations

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to TBD

Starting with 25th of March movement of people across the country is banned if not for an important reasosn (food, medical care, etc) and always accompnied by a compiled form. This measure is been launched as Mandatory, its implementation is monitored by the military service. Elderly people above 65 can travel for food supply from 11:00- 13:00h.
National movement announced to be opened on the 16th of May. Officially will be decided on the 15th of May when it will be decided it is free or partially free.
Update 15 May: free national movement only within home city and metropolitan area (with many exceptions work, medical, sport, agriculture activities etc.) , only when group max 3 peopl, mask wearing mandatory, parks opened (playgrounds closed), transportation opened.
Update 1st of June: free national movement without restrictions.

International movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to TBD

New measures as from 25th of March: all commercial flights from and to France and Germany banned for the next 14 days. All flights from and to countries in ‘red’ zones are banned (since 5th of April).
Officially will be decided on the 15th of May if the international movement will be maintained as partially banned or free .
Update 15 May: non Eu citizens restriction in entering Romania with exceptions. Restricted commercial transport towards and from countries :Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Franța, Germania, Italia, UK and Irlande N, Holland, Spain until 1st of JUNE.
Update 1st of June: free international/cross-border movement on railways and roads, commercial and non commercial.

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Flight Restrictions

published 24.06.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Romania.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of 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, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– British nationals;
– family members of nationals of Romania;
– passengers with a residence permit or a long-stay visa issued by Romania;
– humanitarian, international organizations and military personnel;
2. Flights from Belgium, French Overseas Territories, Iran, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, USA and the United Kingdom to Romania are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian and medevac flights.
3. Passengers must be isolated at home for 14 days.

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Quarantine

Starting from 15th of June, people arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Island, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary will not need to self-isolate for 14 days if they are asymptomatic. For people coming from other countries, the 14-days quarantine/ self-isolation measures are maintained.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

At airports, it is mandatory both to wear a protective mask and to keep a physical distance of 1 meter from those around.
Access to the passenger terminal is only allowed for passengers arriving in an organized manner, coming from the waiting tents.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to TBD

Temporary closure of restaurants, hotels, cafes, clubs, casinos, offices of associations and other public places adopted on the 17h and lasting for 14th days.
Updates: Hotel, museums, dentist and barbershops opened, restaurants stay closed.
Update 15 May: restaurants and bars remain closed unless „drive-in“, „room-service“, ”take-away” . Commercial centers closed (with conditions). Electronic shop open only if products are delivered at home. Veterinary, dentist, farmacie opened.Hotel, museums opened.
Update 1st of June: restaurants, bars opened. Distancing measures applied.

Events stop: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to TBD

Any kind of event suspended starting with 17th of March. Measures valid for the next 30 days.
Update 15 May:Gatherings are generally forbidden. Exceptions: cultural activities in museums, art exposition, libraries but with 2m safety distance (4sqm per person)
Update 1st of June: Cultural activities, concerts are allowed in open spaces, seated, with a max of 500 people and 2 m distance.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 September 2020 to TBD

Closed since 12th of March, suspended for the next 30 days as measue of the state of emegency declaired starting with 16th of March.
The schools (entire educational system) announced to be opened in September. Officially will be decided on the 15th of May.
Update 15 May: schools closed until September

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to TBD

Religious and cultural sport events are suspended . Measures valid for the next 30 days.
Professional sport activities to start only the physical preparation period..
Update 15th of May: allowed activities with conditions – outdoor religious activities and private religious activities (max. 16people if indoor), free time activities (in group if max 3 people not living together),physical preparation period of professional sport activities to start .
Updates 1st of June: profesional sport events allowed without spectators.

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  • Romania *****

    International restrictions:

    Travel for the EU is allowed without restriction, although isolation or home quarantine is advised if travellers are coming from countries with high incidence, in concordance with dynamics of pandemic, also by list on [www.cnscbt.ro].
    Transit travel is allowed for international passenger trains which operate only between Romania and Bulgaria. Traveling to RS, HU, UA, RoM is not possible by train. Trains to and from Hungary – including the direct train to Vienna (Austria) will resume operation from 1st of July 2020.
    Travel from third countries is not allowed, with exceptions: family members of RO citizens & EU/SEE/CH citizens with residence in RO; holders of long-stay visa/residence permit/similar document, persons traveling for professional purpose, proven by visa/residence permit/similar document; diplomatic or consular staff, staff of international organizations/military/who can provide humanitarian aid; persons in transit/traveling for imperative purpose/in need of international protection/humanitarian reasons.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Romania remains in an extended 30-day state of alert, which began 17 June.  After a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Government of Romania announced that relaxation measures previously scheduled for 1 July would be postponed due to scientific and technical data showing a rise in COVID-19 cases.  The government also adopted additional sanctions, including the suspension of permits, for event organizers who do not comply with imposed safety measures.
    A number of relaxation measures entered into force on 15 June, which permitted the reopening of shopping malls, fitness clubs, outdoor pools, private indoor events of no more than 20 people, and outdoor events of no more than 50 people.  Effective 17 June, the Government of Romania announced additional relaxation measures, including the reopening of public and private kindergartens, after school programs, and indoor religious services, in compliance with social distancing health guidelines.  Restrictions continue to mandate the wearing of protective masks in closed public spaces, stores, public transportation, and the workplace.  

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    01.07.2020
  • Romania 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Romania.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of 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, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
    – British nationals;
    – family members of nationals of Romania;
    – passengers with a residence permit or a long-stay visa issued by Romania;
    – humanitarian, international organizations and military personnel;
    2. Flights from Belgium, French Overseas Territories, Iran, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, USA and the United Kingdom to Romania are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian and medevac flights.
    3. Passengers must be isolated at home for 14 days.

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    International restrictions:

    The state of alert continues to prohibit the entry of non-Romanian citizens, with some exceptions for legal residents, family members, and professional reasons. It also requires at-home quarantine for all persons arriving in Romania except for certain professional categories and people entering after spending at least 14 days in certain countries with low COVID-19 case growth, as determined by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) on a weekly basis. Travelers should consult with authortieis if they meet an exception for entry and are advised to contact the Romanian Embassy in their country of origin or the Romanian Border Police prior to departure. The Government of Romania has released guidance with regard to visa and resident permit validity, available here. Any visitor or resident of Romania who entered the country with the appropriate documentation will be deemed “legally present” for an additional 90 days starting on May 14. This is a grace period granted by the Government of Romania, and visitors are still highly encouraged to depart Romania as soon as it is safe to do so.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On June 16, the Government of Romania announced the extension of the nationwide COVID-19 state of alert for another 30 days, starting June 17. Restrictions continue to mandate the wearing of protective masks in closed public spaces, stores, public transportation, and the workplace. The Government of Romania has warned that a possible surge in the number of COVID-19 cases could lead to additional new restrictions.

    *****Relaxation Measures
    A number of relaxation measures entered into force on June 15, which permitted the reopening of shopping malls, fitness clubs, outdoor pools, private indoor events of no more than 20 people, and outdoor events of no more than 50 people. Effective June 17, the Government of Romania announced additional relaxation measures, including the reopening of public and private kindergartens, after school programs, and indoor religious services, in compliance with social distancing health guidelines.
    *****Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/62dbeaba39ca4d19897c2c5f73c12788/romania-ncov-measures.pdf

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    24.06.2020
  • Romania 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Romania.
    – This does not apply to nationals of 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, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Romania.
    – This does not apply to family members of a national of an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, with a residence in Romania.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by Romania.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. persons moving for professional purposes, proven by a visa, residence permit or other equivalent document;
    b. diplomatic or consular personnel, staff of international organisations, military personnel or personnel who can provide humanitarian aid;
    c. passengers in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection;
    d. passengers travelling for imperative reasons (medical or family);
    e. persons in need of international or other humanitarian protection.
    2. Flights from Belgium, France, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, USA and the United Kingdom to Romania are suspended.
    3. Passengers must be isolated at home for 14 days.

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    International restrictions:

    The state of alert continues to prohibit the entry of non-Romanian citizens, with some exceptions for legal residents, family members, and professional reasons. It also requires at-home quarantine for all persons arriving in Romania except for certain professional categories and people entering after spending at least 14 days in certain countries with low COVID-19 case growth, as determined by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) on a weekly basis. Travelers should consult with authortieis if they meet an exception for entry and are advised to contact the Romanian Embassy in their country of origin or the Romanian Border Police prior to departure. The Government of Romania has released guidance with regard to visa and resident permit validity, available here. Any visitor or resident of Romania who entered the country with the appropriate documentation will be deemed “legally present” for an additional 90 days starting on May 14. This is a grace period granted by the Government of Romania, and visitors are still highly encouraged to depart Romania as soon as it is safe to do so.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On June 16, the Government of Romania announced the extension of the nationwide COVID-19 state of alert for another 30 days, starting June 17. Restrictions continue to mandate the wearing of protective masks in closed public spaces, stores, public transportation, and the workplace. The Government of Romania has warned that a possible surge in the number of COVID-19 cases could lead to additional new restrictions.

    *****Relaxation Measures
    A number of relaxation measures entered into force on June 15, which permitted the reopening of shopping malls, fitness clubs, outdoor pools, private indoor events of no more than 20 people, and outdoor events of no more than 50 people. Effective June 17, the Government of Romania announced additional relaxation measures, including the reopening of public and private kindergartens, after school programs, and indoor religious services, in compliance with social distancing health guidelines.
    *****Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/62dbeaba39ca4d19897c2c5f73c12788/romania-ncov-measures.pdf

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    19.06.2020
  • Romania 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Romania.
    – This does not apply to nationals of 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, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Romania.
    – This does not apply to family members of a national of an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, with a residence in Romania.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by Romania.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. persons moving for professional purposes, proven by a visa, residence permit or other equivalent document;
    b. diplomatic or consular personnel, staff of international organisations, military personnel or personnel who can provide humanitarian aid;
    c. passengers in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection;
    d. passengers travelling for imperative reasons (medical or family);
    e. persons in need of international or other humanitarian protection.
    2. Flights from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and United Kingdom are suspended.
    3. Passengers must be isolated at home for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    The state of alert continues to prohibit the entry of non-Romanian citizens, with some exceptions for family members and professional reasons. It also requires at-home quarantine for all persons arriving in Romania except when arriving from specified countries with low COVID-19 case growth. The Government of Romania also released guidance with regard to visa and resident permit validity. Any visitor or resident of Romania who entered the country with the appropriate documentation will be deemed “legally present” for an additional 90 days starting on 14 May. This is a grace period granted by the Government of Romania, and visitors are still highly encouraged to depart Romania as soon as it is safe to do so.

    Internal restrictions:

    Current restrictions still discourage gatherings of three or more people, except for certain private events of eight and certain outdoor events. Restrictions also mandate the wearing of protective masks in closed public spaces, stores, public transportation, and the workplace. In coordination with ongoing social distancing and public health requirements, current measures have permitted the following: reopened outdoor restaurants and beaches, eliminated restrictions for intra-country travel, permitted outdoor sports competitions without spectators, resumed international road and rail transport, and permitted outdoor cultural events with fewer than 500 people if they are seated, wearing face coverings, and distanced.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Romania has approved some relaxation measures effective June 15, which include the reopening of outdoor pools, spas, some childcare services, and malls (except for cinemas, restaurants, food courts, and playgrounds inside malls). The Cabinet also relaxed mandatory self-isolation requirements for people entering Romania after spending at least 14 days in certain countries with low COVID-19 case growth, as determined by emergency health institutions. The Government of Romania is expected to make a final decision on extending the state of alert and implementing related measures week of 15 June.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/62dbeaba39ca4d19897c2c5f73c12788/romania-ncov-measures.pdf

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    12.06.2020
  • Romania

    International restrictions:

    Non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well-defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats, residents, immediate family members, or for essential work reasons. Commercial flights remain limited under the 30 days of ‘state of alert’ which started on 15 May. Flights to and from countries in the “red zone” of epidemiological risk, currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA, will remain suspended until further notice. International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 14 June. Travellers from any other country will have to undergo home self-isolation at a single address communicated to authorities upon entering the country. They will be escorted by security forces from point of entry to this location and checked upon on a daily basis. Violation of home self-confinement leads to automatic isolation in a state regulated accommodation for 14 days and billing of fees to the individual, atop the potential fines and jail time. The measure does not apply to cargo, mail and humanitarian flights, or to flights providing emergency medical services and to non-commercial technical landings. Exceptions also include passenger flights transporting agricultural workers depending on inter-state diplomatic agreements, including the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Exceptions also apply for truck drivers and marriners transporting cargo. The authorities have closed most road borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine where only citizens and the exceptions aforementioned will be allowed entry and escorted by security forces to their in-country isolation destination.
    International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been replaced with a state of alert. Gatherings larger than three people are banned.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    A “state of alert” is in place until 14 June under which restrictions will be progressively relaxed. After this date, local movement and employment can resume and it will not be necessary to declare travel beforehand. Face masks are mandatory in commercial spaces, public transport, workplaces and other enclosed public spaces. The relaxation of measures will happen in phases which will likely be two weeks apart. Hotels and beauty salons can reopen with a set of rules. Churches will be allowed to perform services outdoors. Shops with a direct outdoor entrance will be allowed to reopen. Parks and cultural landmarks are set to reopen. In Bucharest, all parks, public gardens and the zoo are now open. Schools may reopen from 2 June.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/62dbeaba39ca4d19897c2c5f73c12788/romania-ncov-measures.pdf

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    01.06.2020
  • Romania

    International restrictions:

    Non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well-defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats, residents, immediate family members, or for essential work reasons. Commercial flights remain limited under the 30 days of ‘state of alert’ which started on 15 May. Flights to and from countries in the “red zone” of epidemiological risk, currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA, will remain suspended until further notice. International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 14 June. Travellers from any other country will have to undergo home self-isolation at a single address communicated to authorities upon entering the country. They will be escorted by security forces from point of entry to this location and checked upon on a daily basis. Violation of home self-confinement leads to automatic isolation in a state regulated accommodation for 14 days and billing of fees to the individual, atop the potential fines and jail time. The measure does not apply to cargo, mail and humanitarian flights, or to flights providing emergency medical services and to non-commercial technical landings. Exceptions also include passenger flights transporting agricultural workers depending on inter-state diplomatic agreements, including the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Exceptions also apply for truck drivers and marriners transporting cargo. The authorities have closed most road borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine where only citizens and the exceptions aforementioned will be allowed entry and escorted by security forces to their in-country isolation destination. International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been replaced with a state of alert. Gatherings larger than three people are banned.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    A “state of alert” is in place until 14 June under which restrictions will be progressively relaxed. After this date, local movement and employment can resume and it will not be necessary to declare travel beforehand. Face masks are mandatory in commercial spaces, public transport, workplaces and other enclosed public spaces. The relaxation of measures will happen in phases which will likely be two weeks apart. Hotels and beauty salons can reopen with a set of rules. Churches will be allowed to perform services outdoors. Shops with a direct outdoor entrance will be allowed to reopen. Parks and cultural landmarks are set to reopen. In Bucharest, all parks, public gardens and the zoo are now open. Schools may reopen from 2 June. Aiport/Airline requirements: IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/62dbeaba39ca4d19897c2c5f73c12788/romania-ncov-measures.pdf

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    28.05.2020
  • Romania

    International restrictions:

    Non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well-defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats, residents, immediate family members, or for essential work reasons. Commercial flights remain limited under the 30 days of ‘state of alert’ which started on 15 May. Flights to and from countries in the “red zone” of epidemiological risk, currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA, will remain suspended until further notice. International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 14 June. Travellers from any other country will have to undergo home self-isolation at a single address communicated to authorities upon entering the country. They will be escorted by security forces from point of entry to this location and checked upon on a daily basis. Violation of home self-confinement leads to automatic isolation in a state regulated accommodation for 14 days and billing of fees to the individual, atop the potential fines and jail time. The measure does not apply to cargo, mail and humanitarian flights, or to flights providing emergency medical services and to non-commercial technical landings. Exceptions also include passenger flights transporting agricultural workers depending on inter-state diplomatic agreements, including the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Exceptions also apply for truck drivers and marriners transporting cargo. The authorities have closed most road borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine where only citizens and the exceptions aforementioned will be allowed entry and escorted by security forces to their in-country isolation destination. International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been replaced with a state of alert. Gatherings larger than three people are banned.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    A “state of alert” is in place until 14 June under which restrictions will be progressively relaxed. After this date, local movement and employment can resume and it will not be necessary to declare travel beforehand. Face masks are mandatory in commercial spaces, public transport, workplaces and other enclosed public spaces. The relaxation of measures will happen in phases which will likely be two weeks apart. Hotels and beauty salons can reopen with a set of rules. Churches will be allowed to perform services outdoors. Shops with a direct outdoor entrance will be allowed to reopen. Parks and cultural landmarks are set to reopen. In Bucharest, all parks, public gardens and the zoo are now open. Schools may reopen from 2 June.

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    27.05.2020
  • Romania

    International restrictions:

    Non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well-defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats, residents, immediate family members, or for essential work reasons. Commercial flights remain limited under the 30 days of ‘state of alert’ which started on 15 May. Flights to and from countries in the “red zone” of epidemiological risk, currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA, will remain suspended until further notice. International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 1 June. Travellers from any other country will have to undergo home self-isolation at a single address communicated to authorities upon entering the country. They will be escorted by security forces from point of entry to this location and checked upon on a daily basis. Violation of home self-confinement leads to automatic isolation in a state regulated accommodation for 14 days and billing of fees to the individual, atop the potential fines and jail time. The measure does not apply to cargo, mail and humanitarian flights, or to flights providing emergency medical services and to non-commercial technical landings. Exceptions also include passenger flights transporting agricultural workers depending on inter-state diplomatic agreements, including the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Exceptions also apply for truck drivers and marriners transporting cargo. The authorities have closed most road borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine where only citizens and the exceptions aforementioned will be allowed entry and escorted by security forces to their in-country isolation destination.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been replaced with a state of alert. Gatherings larger than three people are banned.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    A “state of alert” is in place until 14 June under which restrictions will be progressively relaxed. After this date, local movement and employment can resume and it will not be necessary to declare travel beforehand. Face masks are mandatory in commercial spaces, public transport, workplaces and other enclosed public spaces. The relaxation of measures will happen in phases which will likely be two weeks apart. Hotels and beauty salons can reopen with a set of rules. Churches will be allowed to perform services outdoors. Shops with a direct outdoor entrance will be allowed to reopen. Parks and cultural landmarks are set to reopen. In Bucharest, all parks, public gardens and the zoo are now open. Schools may reopen from 2 June.

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    18.05.2020
  • Romania Non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well-defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats, residents, immediate family members, or for essential work reasons. Commercial flights to and from most continues will be allowed to resume from 15 May. Flights to and from countries in the “red zone” of epidemiological risk, currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA, will remain suspended until further notice. International bus travel to Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey is suspended until 1 June. From 22 March non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats. 1. Passengers who transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) are not allowed to enter Romania. This does not apply to nationals of Romania and residents of Romania.

    2. Nationals and residents of Romania who transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) in the last 14 days will be put into quarantine/self-isolation and must fill a declaration form. 3. Passengers who show no symptoms and arrive from countries with more than 500 confirmed COV cases will be put into 14 days of self-isolation and must fill a declaration form. The airport in Bucharest, Romania continues to operate with limited options to return to the United States via non-Schengen routes on Tarom or Turkish Airlines through Istanbul. The authorities have closed road borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine. Hungary and Romania will reopen their shared border to commuters, the foreign minister said on Wednesday 25 March.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 15 May, the state of emergency will end and the country will instead enter a “state of alert” for 30 days under which restrictions will be progressively relaxed. After this date, local movement and employment can resume and it will not be necessary to declare travel beforehand. From 15 May, face masks are mandatory in commercial spaces, public transport, workplaces and other enclosed public spaces.

    The relaxation of measures will happen in phases which will likely be two weeks apart. Hotels and beauty salons are due to reopen with a set of rules. Churches will be allowed to perform services outdoors. Shops with a direct outdoor entrance will be allowed to reopen. Parks and cultural landmarks are set to reopen. In Bucharest, all parks, public gardens and the zoo are now open. Schools may reopen from 2 June.

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    15.05.2020
  • Romania Commercial flights to and from most continues will be allowed to resume from 15 May. Flights to and from countries in the “red zone” of epidemiological risk, currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA, will remain suspended until further notice.

    14.05.2020
  • Romania The flights to several EU countries and the U.S. will remain suspended until May 14. The flights to and from Spain remain suspended for another 14 days, starting April 28, while the flights to Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Turkey, U.S, and Iran remain suspended until May 14. The measure does not apply to technical flights and the flights of state aircraft. (Romania Insider, 28.04.2020)

    From 22 March non-Romanian citizens are prohibited from entering the country except as part of a well defined transit itinerary, with some exceptions, including diplomats.

    1. Passengers who transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) are not allowed to enter Romania.
    This does not apply to nationals of Romania and residents of Romania.
    2. Nationals and residents of Romania who transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) in the last 14 days will be put into quarantine/self-isolation and must fill a declaration form.
    3. Passengers who show no symptoms and arrive from countries with more than 500 confirmed COV cases will be put into 14 days of self-isolation and must fill a declaration form.

    The airport in Bucharest, Romania continues to operate with limited options to return to the United States via non-Schengen routes on Tarom or Turkish Airlines through Istanbul.
    The authorities have closed road borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine.
    Hungary and Romania will reopen their shared border to commuters, the foreign minister said on Wednesday 25 March.

    Internal restrictions:

    Government will end state of emergency on 14 May. The country will enter a state of alert from May 15, a level lower than the current state of emergency.
    Romania will gradually relax its current restrictions. In the first phase from May 15, local travels will be relaxed and residents will no longer need to fill out travel statements when going out to work, or for medical treatment, shopping, etc., but with the three-people limit.
    During the state of alert, people must wear a face mask in enclosed public spaces and on public transport. (Xinhuanet, 04.05.2020)

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    09.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/3ba33e09-670d-41a6-b898-18e9d9e2f7a7]
    [https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ROU]
    [https://ro.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/romania]
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