Data Last Updated: January 22, 2021
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
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 is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
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
Isle of Man
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
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:
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Here's the third-party Green Zone that can visit Romania:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
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:
- Blue Air
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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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