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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Romania
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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules
Inbound travel for EU/EECA/Schengen nationals:
Citizens, residents and long-term visa holders as well as their family members are permitted to enter Romania.

Swiss citizens, residents and long-term visa holders as well as their family members are also permitted to enter.
Travel restrictions are lifted for Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
People coming from other third countries will not be allowed to enter, unless exempted.

The authorities have closed most road borders with Moldova and Ukraine where only citizens and the exceptions aforementioned will be allowed entry. They will be escorted by the security forces to their in-country isolation destination. Border crossings with Hungary are now open.

Other persons permitted to enter Romania include: health professionals, diplomats, people who travel for essential reasons, people in transit, people who travel for study purposes, highly qualified workers if their employment is essential and cannot be postponed, cross-border and maritime workers as well as members of sports delegations.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
- Red list: A negative result from a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to entry is required.
- Yellow list: Travellers from 'yellow areas' are not required to submit a test to be able to enter, but those that fail to present a test or proof of vaccination will need to quarantine on arrival.
- Green list: Travellers from 'green areas' do not need to present a test on entry.
Latest list of high risk locations can be found at: http://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements
- Those entering from 'Red list' (high risk) locations must quarantine for 14 days. Those who have been vaccinated are exempt.
- Travellers entering Romania from a 'yellow list' area will only need to quarantine if they fail to present a negative test on entry (Please see testing requirements section).
- Travellers coming from countries in the green list are exempt from quarantine requirement.
A list of countries in the red, yellow and green list is available here: http://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19

Those required to quarantine for 14 days may end their isolation period early if a test is taken on the tenth day of quarantine and the result is negative.
(Until further notice)
Passenger locator forms
All inbound travellers are required to fill in the following online form: https://chestionar.stsisp.ro/start or the paper version: https://b.politiaromana.ro/files/pages_files/20-03-11-01-03-36Declaratie.pdf
(Until further notice)
Exemptions
From the entry ban for third country nationals:

a) family members of Romanian citizens;
b) family members of citizens of other Member States of the EU or of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation, residing in Romania;
c) persons holding a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to a residence permit issued by authorities or an equivalent document issued by the authorities of other states, according to the legislation of the EU;
d) persons traveling for a professional purpose, documented by a visa, residence permit or other equivalent document, namely medical staff, researchers in the medical field, medical staff for geriatric care, as well as carriers and other categories of staff involved in the transport of goods who provide such services;
e) the personnel of diplomatic missions, consular offices and international organizations, as well as family members accompanying them in permanent mission on the Romanian territory, military personnel or personnel that provides humanitarian aid;
f) persons in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection;
g) passengers traveling for imperative reasons
h) people in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
i) foreigners and stateless persons traveling for study purposes;
j) foreigners and stateless persons, highly qualified workers, if their employment is economically necessary and the activity cannot be postponed or carried out abroad;
k) foreigners and stateless persons, cross-border workers, seasonal agricultural workers, maritime and river navigators;
l) members of international sports delegations participating in sports competitions organized in Romania, in accordance with the law;
m) members of film or audio-visual filming crews, technical and artistic staff participating in cultural events taking place in Romania, based on proven contractual relationships or supporting documents.

The following groups of travellers are exempt from quarantine:

Travellers who have taken the second vaccine shot are allowed to enter without facing restrictions on if the second shot was taken at least ten days prior to travel.

Travellers who plan to stay in Romania less than 72 hours and present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before entering the country do not have to quarantine.

Travellers who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to departure to Romania, but no less than 14 days before departure, do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test. Accepted documentation includes: https://stirioficiale.ro/hotarari/hotararea-nr-9-din-11-02-2021-cnsu

Travellers occupying certain jobs may be exempt from quarantine. The list of jobs can be found at: https://stirioficiale.ro/sinteza-regimul-carantinei-si-conditiile-pentru-intrarea-in-romania

Students are exempt.

Certain groups may be exempt from providing evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. This includes individuals who have been fully vaccinated and 10 days have passed since the last vaccination dosage and those who have had the virus in the past. The list of those exempt may be found at: https://stirioficiale.ro/sinteza-regimul-carantinei-si-conditiile-pentru-intrarea-in-romania
(Until further notice)
Transit
Travellers in Romania for less than 24 hours are exempt from quarantine measures.
(Until further notice)
OutboundCommercial flights remain limited.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticThe state of alert remains in place until 12 July.

- There is a curfew between 22.00 and 05.00 unless for professional, medical or essential reasons.
- Wearing a mask is compulsory in all closed and open spaces.
- In all restaurants and cafes, tables are limited to six occupants.
- All private events are prohibited.
- Training courses and workshops for adults are permitted, including those organised for the implementation of projects funded by European funds, with a maximum number of 25 people indoors and a maximum of 50 people outdoors, and in compliance with public health norms.

Further information can be found here: https://stirioficiale.ro/hotarari
(Ends 12 July 2021)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Romania

COVID-19 information for Romania

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty crime such as pickpocketing poses the main risk, particularly in the capital Bucharest, though standard security precautions will minimise this risk. The risk of petty crime is higher in low-income areas as well as the main railway station in the capital. Transport infrastructure and road conditions are below EU standards, making driving hazardous, especially during the winter. Corruption among police and custom officials remains a problem.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Romania
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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