Romania Lifts All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Romania has lifted all restrictions introduced due to COVID-19. The country is on the track to restore the pre-pandemic life.

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The Romanian authorities have announced that the country lifts the requirement to submit all coronavirus-related documents. All prohibitions including closed border crossing points, wearing protective masks, organizing public events, working from home due to the coronavirus risk will no longer be applicable in Romania. 

The Romanian-Bulgarian and Romanian-Hungarian borders have been already opened for all travelers on March 9th, 2022. The Romanian Minister of Internal Affairs thanked the Romanians for their responsibility to respect all coronavirus-related rules and regulations that enabled to limit the spread of COVID-19 as well as their willingness to get vaccinated. All these combined helped to overcome difficult pandemic moments

Apart from Romania, some other EU countries like Norway, Iceland, Hungary, and Slovenia have decided to remove all coronavirus restrictions, and travelers willing to visit these countries do not need to provide vaccination, recovery, or test certificates upon entry.

Current entry rules in Romania

Starting from March 9th, travelers entering Romania no longer need to provide a pre-departure test, on-arrival or post-arrival test, vaccination proof, undergo quarantine, or be categorized according to the epidemiological situation in their home country. 

The requirement to present the Passenger Locator Form still remains in place, failure to provide the PLF can result in fines of up to €608.

Travelers from some countries will need to obtain a visa to Romania too. More than 100 countries are currently eligible for a Romanian electronic visa, which is a multiple-entry visa issued for tourism, business, and transit purposes. Check if your country is among the eligible ones and apply for an e-Visa entirely online. 

Coronavirus statistics in Romania

Romania is the second-least vaccinated country in the European Union with 41.8 % of the entire population being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which accounts for only 8 mln inhabitants. With such a vaccination rate, Romania is only giving way to Bulgaria with its first-least vaccinated nation. 

Romania with a nearly 20 mln population recorded over 2,780,000 positive coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, over 64,000 people have died due to coronavirus implications. 

In recent weeks, the number of new infections has been standing at around 5,4000, which is relatively low in comparison to over 40,000 cases recorded at the beginning of February 2022. 

Katarzyna Żyła
2022-03-15

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