Are you planning on travelling to Romania for studies or only as a visitor? Then, it would be ideal to be up to date with current information, regarding Covid-19 and all the Romanian travel related restrictions. Be safe and enjoy your stay/trip at its fullest!

 

 

Updated 21 March 2021

 

New local restrictions - City of Iasi

 

From Friday, 19th of March 2021, new restrictions regarding COVID-19 are put in force. These restrictions will be valid for at least 14 days.

  • Cafes, restaurants, pubs are closed for indoor activities;

  • Restaurants or cafes within hotels/motels will continue to serve their guests;

  • Cinemas and theaters are closed;

  • Activities of organizing and conducting outdoor drive-in performances, shows, concerts, public and private festivals or other cultural activities and events are prohibited;

  • Organizing private events (weddings, baptisms, festive meals, etc.) are forbidden both in open and closed spaces (salons, cultural centers, restaurants, terraces, bars, cafes, event halls / tents, etc.);

  • Gatherings with more than 6 people, that are not from the same family, is also prohibited;

  • The circulation outside the house remains forbidden from 22:00 to 05:00 am (except for emergency cases);

  • Shops and other commercial centers are open until 21:00.


Source: https://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-coronavirus-24675102-municipiul-iasi-intra-scenariul-rosu.htm

 

 

 

Updated 14 March 2021

 

 

NEW NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS - From 14th of March 2021, it is forbidden to go outside the house after 22:00; State of Alert - extended 

 

The Government approved, in Wednesday's meeting, the proposal of the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) regarding the extension of the alert state in Romania. The new Government decision enters into force on March 14th.

 

The Government Decision modifies the period of time in which travel outside the house is restricted. From today, 14th of March, the circulation outside is forbidden from 22:00 to 05:00 am.

 

At the same time, the GD limits the level of occupancy for accommodation spaces within the tourist structures (hotels, motels, etc)  to a maximum of 70% of their capacity This measure is valid for accommodation spaces located in the following localities/areas, where skiing or other winter sports are practiced:

 

Azuga, Bușteni, Sinaia, Băile Tușnad, Borsec, Băile Homorod, Harghita-Băi, Borșa și Cavnic, Poiana Brașov, Predeal și Bran, Sovata, Vatra Dornei, Voineasa, Zona Borlova-Muntele Mic, Arieșeni, Durău, Novaci-Rânca, Păltiniș, Stâna de Vale, Straja.

source: https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/de-astazi-este-interzisa-circula...

 

Updated 8th March 2021

Authorities extend the coronavirus-related state of alert and restrictive measures until at least March 13th

Romania extends the COVID-19-related state of alert until at least March 13. Significant business and travel disruptions continue.

 

Authorities in Romania have extended the nation's COVID-19-related state of alert until at least March 13th. Domestic restrictions that remain in place include:

  • A 23:00-05:00 curfew is in force; during curfew hours individuals may only leave their residences to perform essential tasks.

  • Public gatherings of more than six people are prohibited.

  • In areas where the COVID-19 incidence rate is below 3 per 1,000 inhabitants, catering establishments are permitted to operate between 0600-2300 provided they comply with strict hygiene and social distancing requirements.

  • Nonessential business and services must close nightly at 21:00.

  • Cultural and entertainment venues are permitted to operate provided they comply with strict hygiene and social distancing requirements.

  • Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces.

 

Under most circumstances, only travelers from European Economic Area (EEA) and EU countries, in addition to Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand are permitted to enter Romania. Exceptions are in place for family members of EEA citizens and residents, individuals traveling for essential work or study, individuals in transit, and individuals traveling for urgent reasons. Authorities keep and regularly update a list of "high-risk" countries. As of Feb. 12th, the list of high-risk countries includes Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US, among others.

 

Source and more details at: https://www.garda.com/fr/crisis24/alertes-de-securite/442316/romania-aut...

 

Updated 8th of January 2021

 

List of the countries/areas with high epidemiological risk according to Decision no. 1 / 03.01.2021 of the National Committee for Emergency Situations

 

Romania updated on January 3rd the “yellow list” of countries and territories with high epidemiological risk. Travelers arriving from these countries are required to enter a 14-day quarantine.

Italy was added to the list, while Bulgaria was taken off the list. A total of 43 countries are on the list, most of them from Europe. 

The “yellow list” includes Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, San Marino, Panama, Slovenia, Netherlands, Serbia, Czech Republic, United States, Montenegro, Jersey, Sweden, Denmark, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Croatia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Israel, Cyprus, Palestine, Portugal, Turkey, Monaco, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Sint Maarten, Republic of Moldova, Lebanon, Austria, Columbia, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Andorra, Curaçao, and South Africa.

Source: https://www.romania-insider.com/ro-yellow-list-jan-4-2021

More details about the list here: https://www.politiadefrontiera.ro/ro/main/i-lista-tarilorzonelor-cu-risc-epidemiologic-ridicat-conform-hotararii-nr-1-din-03012021-a-comitetului-national-pentru-situatii-de-urgenta-22115.html 

 

Pubs and restaurants open now in Iași. Parties and large gatherings are still forbidden. 

 

The measures concerning the re-opening of pubs and restaurants in Iași apply from December 31, at 06:00. The measures imply the restart of a part of the economic and social activities within the department and city of Iași. Thus, the activity is resumed in the interior spaces of restaurants and cafes within the limit of 30% of the capacity between 06.00 - 23.00 and the cinemas and cultural institutions can be reopened (also at 30% of the capacity). At the same time, the activities in the gambling halls can be reopened.

 

Source: https://www.ziaruldeiasi.ro/stiri/se-redeschid-restaurantele-si-cafenelele-in-iasi-petrecerile-raman-interzise--274581.html 

 

 

Updated 8th of November 2020

 

 

New national restrictions valid from 9th of November 2020

 

  • Wearing a mask will be mandatory in both public open/closed spaces;

  • Getting out of the house will be forbidden between 22:00 pm - 05:00 am, unless one is going to work, has medical emergencies, or needs to take care of children;

  • Large meetings and parties are also forbidden in both public open/closed areas;

  • Markets/Supermarkets and shops, in general, will stay open only from 05:00 am to 21:00 pm. Pharmacies, gas stations will have the same schedules.


Source and more details at: https://www.rri.ro/en_gb/new_restrictions_looming_in_romania-2626332

 

Updated 10th October 2020

 

Local Update, 10th October 2020, Iasi

Due to the high rate of COVID-19 infections in Iasi, the local authorities have decided to make mandatory the wearing of masks, both in open and closed public places. Follow the authorities' instructions and stay safe!

 

Updated on 7th of October 2020

 

Local Update - Iasi, 7th of October 2020

Between the 8th and 15th of October, gatherings and the circulation of more than 6 people (together), that are not from the same family, will not be allowed in the public places of the city of Iasi.

 

Source in Romanian: 

https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/social/decizia-cjsu-iasi-pelerinii-nu-vor-mai-atinge-racla-cu-moastele-sf-parascheva-si-vor-purta-masti-fara-grupuri-mai-mare-de-6-persoane-1380039?fbclid=IwAR0dHNMVBOotF3DDtX2BwAEiXcPW3E-REbTtbc-63wHWE_5jVKpO5ozaIjk

 

Between the 6th and 12th of October, restaurants, and cafes will be closed for indoor service in Iasi, due to the increase in cases of COVID-19. The serving activity will continue only for the restaurants/cafes with an outdoor terrace or for takeaway/to go.

Cinema, concerts, and other events that involve gatherings are also suspended between 6-12 October in Iasi.

Source: https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/in-iasi-se-suspenda-activitatea-restaurantelor-si-cafenelelor-pana-pe-12-ocombrie-raman-deschise-doar-terasele-1379380

 

List of countries/areas with high epidemiological risk, according to Decision no. 47 of 05.10.2020 of the National Committee for Emergency Situations

YELLOW AREA (quarantine 14 days): Andorra, South Africa, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Belize, Bosnia and Herțegovina, Brazilia, Puerto Rico, Republic of Cabo Verde, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gibraltar, Guam, Guineea Ecuatorială, Honduras, Feroe Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands,  Virgin Islands of the United States, Irak, Israel, Kazahstan, Kârgâzstan, Kosovo, Kuweit, Luxemburg, North Macedonia , Maldives, Republic of Moldova, Muntenegru, Malta, Namibia, Guam, Eswatini, Oman, Palestina, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Spain - regions: Aragon, Cataluna, Navarra, Comunidad de Madrid, Insulele Baleare, Basque Country, Sint Maarten, United States of America, Surinam.

The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving from an international journey from countries/areas with high epidemiological risk and have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, or to the persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by GD no. 553 / 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) - l). The quarantine of persons shall be established at the respective person's home, at a declared location, as the case may be, in a special space, designated by the authorities.

Details at http://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19

 

 

Updated 28.08.2020

List of countries/areas with high epidemiological risk from 18.08.2020, according to Decision no. 43 of 27.08.2020 of the National Committee for Emergency Situations 

List in force beginning 29.08.2020 at 0:00

YELLOW AREA (quarantine 14 days): Andorra, South Africa, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Belize, Bosnia and Herțegovina, Brazilia, Puerto Rico, Republic of Cabo Verde, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gibraltar, Guam, Guineea Ecuatorială, Honduras, Feroe Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands,  Virgin Islands of the United States, Irak, Israel, Kazahstan, Kârgâzstan, Kosovo, Kuweit, Luxemburg, North Macedonia , Maldives, Republic of Moldova, Muntenegru, Malta, Namibia, Guam, Eswatini, Oman, Palestina, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Spain - regions: Aragon, Cataluna, Navarra, Comunidad de Madrid, Insulele Baleare, Basque Country, Sint Maarten, United States of America, Surinam.

The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving from an international journey from countries/areas with high epidemiological risk and have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, or to the persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by GD no. 553 / 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) - l). The quarantine of persons shall be established at the respective person's home, at a declared location, as the case may be, in a special space, designated by the authorities.

Details at http://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19

 

List of countries/areas with high epidemiological risk from 18.08.2020, according to Decision no. 42 of 17.08.2020 of the National Committee for Emergency Situations 

List in force since 18.08.2020 at 0:00

YELLOW AREA (quarantine 14 days): South Africa, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Belize, Bosnia and Herțegovina, Brazilia, Republic of Cabo Verde, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guineea Ecuatorială, Honduras,  Feroe Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands,  Virgin Islands of the United States, Irak, Israel, Kazahstan, Kârgâzstan, Kosovo, Kuweit, Luxemburg, North Macedonia , Maldives, Republic of Moldova, Muntenegru, Malta, Guam, Eswatini, Oman, Palestina, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Spain - regions: Aragon, Cataluna, Navarra, Comunidad de Madrid, Insulele Baleare, Basque Country, Sint Maarten, United States of America, Surinam.

The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving from an international journey from countries / areas with high epidemiological risk and have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, or to the persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by GD no. 553 / 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) - l). The quarantine of persons shall be established at the respective person's home, at a declared location, as the case may be, in a special space, designated by the authorities.

Details at http://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19

 

 

Restrictions for foreign nationals in accordance with art. no. 2, paragraph 1, point 2, annex no.3 of the Government Decision no.533/15th of July 2020

(published on Tuesday, 28 July 2020)

In accordance with art. no. 2, paragraph 1, point 2, annex no.3 of the Government decision no. 533/15th of July 2020, foreign citizens from Non-EU states, respectively those who do not belong to the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation, as well as stateless persons are prohibited from entry to the territory of Romania, through the state border crossing points. The following foreign nationals are exempted from these stipulations:

  • family members of Romanian citizens;

  • family members of nationals of other EU Member States or of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation, with residence in Romania;

  • persons holding a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to a residence permit, issued by the authorities or a document equivalent issued by the authorities of other states, according to EU law;

  • persons traveling for work, proven by a visa, residence permit or other equivalent documents, medical staff, medical researchers, geriatric care medical staff, as well as carriers and other categories of staff involved in the transport of goods which provide such necessary transports;

  • diplomatic or consular personnel, personnel of international organizations, military personnel or personnel who can provide humanitarian aid;

  • persons in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection;

  • passengers traveling for imperative reasons;

  • people in need of international protection or other humanitarian reasons;

  • foreigners and stateless persons traveling for study purposes;

  • foreigners and stateless persons, highly qualified workers, if their employment is economically necessary and the activity cannot be postponed or carried out abroad;

  • foreigners and stateless persons, cross-border workers, seasonal agricultural workers, maritime and river navigators;

  • members of international sports delegations participating in sports competitions organized in Romania, in accordance with the law.

More details on Covid-19 available on https://www.politiadefrontiera.ro/en/main/n-covid19-98/