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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Romania
Data Last Updated: January 22, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

Citizens coming from countries with a high incidence of COVID-19 infection should self-isolate at home or quarantine for 14 days. Travellers coming from countries where the incidence rate of new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days is less than or equal to the one registered in Romania in the same period are allowed to enter without restrictions.

As of August 17, here's the list of countries with high epidemiological risk. Travelers from these countries must isolate at home or quarantine for 14 days - Official Document

Reopen Europe - Romania

Latest Update - Everyone who has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will not be required to go into quarantine upon entering Romania, regardless of the country they came from, for as long as ten days have already passed since the second dose of the vaccine has been administered. 

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Romanian authorities have further extended the ongoing state of alert until Sept 15 as a result of a continued rise in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. The state of alert allows authorities to implement and amend restrictions at short notice.

Houses of worship are permitted to reopen, provided congregants can maintain a social distance of two meters (6.5 feet).

Restaurants and cafes may open outdoor areas, provided tables are spaced two meters apart and no more than four people sit at a single table.

Outdoor performances may not exceed 500 spectators; social distance must be maintained. Wearing a mask or face-covering in public is mandatory.

Shopping malls, gambling rooms, outdoor swimming pools, and fitness centers have reopened, albeit with special health precautions.

Airlines & Transport

International road and rail travel has resumed. 

Although airports are operating, direct flights to some locations remain suspended; rail links to Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine are also suspended.


Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

Select Country of Residence
Open to Tourists From:

26 Countries

Algeria

Australia

Canada

Cyprus

Estonia

Finland

Germany

Greece

Greenland

Guernsey

Ireland

Isle of Man

Japan

Jersey

Latvia

Morocco

New Zealand

Norway

Romania

Rwanda

South Korea

Sweden

Thailand

Tunisia

Uruguay

Vatican City

Not Allowing Tourists From:

152 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bonaire

Botswana

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Comoros

Cook Islands

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macao

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Mongolia

Montserrat

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Philippines

Pitcairn

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

66 Countries

Andorra

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Austria

Bahamas

Bahrain

Belgium

Belize

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Eswatini

Faroe Islands

France

French Polynesia

Georgia

Gibraltar

Guam

Hungary

Iceland

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Kuwait

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Maldives

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Palestine

Panama

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

San Marino

Sint Maarten

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Suriname

Switzerland

Turks and Caicos

U.S. Virgin Islands

United Kingdom

United States

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This country in the Balkans has so much to offer. You can choose to visit the seaside, the laid back countryside, the panoramic mountains, all while experiencing the rich Romanian culture.

The good news is Romania officially reopened its borders for tourism as of July 7, 2020. Romania is welcoming travelers from many countries!

Who Can Travel To Romania?

We are going to separate them into two lists: the EU nations and the third-party nations outside of the European Union.

Here's the list of the EU nation Green Zone that can visit Romania:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Here's the third-party Green Zone that can visit Romania:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay

Yellow Zone Countries

Apart from the Green Zone countries listed above, Romania also has a list of Yellow Zone Countries. Some examples are Portugal, Sweden, Serbia, etc. These countries are in the EU/EEA or part of the approved third-party list suggested by the EU but have higher case numbers than the Green Zone nations.

All Yellow Zone country is still permitted to enter Romania as long as they have no symptoms, but they are required to quarantine for 14-days.

The Romanian Government stated that: “The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving on an international journey
from countries/areas with high epidemiological risk and have the right to enter the national territory, respectively:
Roman citizens, citizens of the Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area or
of the Swiss Confederation, or to persons falling within one of the exceptions provided for by
GD no. 553 / 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) – l).”

It means more countries outside the EU have been added to Romania's Yellow Zone. However, the countries listed below are only granted entry into Romania with mandatory 14-day quarantine. Also if they are essential travelers.

These countries are:

Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kos.ovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Moldavia, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Maarten, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, and United States Virgin Islands.

What Are The Testing And Quarantine Rules For Romania?

Asymptomatic travelers coming from any of the Green Zone countries are not required for testing and quarantine.

Asymptomatic travelers coming from the Yellow Zone countries are required for a 14-day quarantine.

What Are The Other Entry Requirements?

All travelers are required to wear masks at the airport and all other indoor public places and a valid travel health insurance that covers COVID-19.

What's Open in Romania?

  • Hotels, museums, cultural sites, and tourist attractions
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, shops, do-it-yourself stores, garden centers, hair salons, and shopping malls
  • Restaurants that offer take-out food (walk-through or drive-through)
  • Restaurants and cafes that can offer open-air table service
  • The tentative date for re-opening indoor dining facilities is August 16

Have Flights Resumed to Romania?

The answer is yes. Bucharest can be pretty busy accepting many flights from many European cities. Here are some airlines that offer the most selection for direct flights into Bucharest:

  • WizzAir
  • TAROM
  • RyanAir
  • Blue Air

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Sources: National Institute of Public Health Romania | Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Romania Tourism | Romanian Border Police


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Information for Non-Tourists

Authorities are maintaining international travel restrictions as of Aug. 17. With the exception of Luxembourg, travelers arriving from other European Economic Area (EEA) members states can enter the country without restriction, as well as those arriving from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK, and Uruguay.

All other international travelers are required to undergo 14 days of self-isolation.

The list of exempted countries is reviewed each Monday. 

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