Romania Entry and Travel Requirements
Romania Entry Requirements define all the rules that every traveler planning to visit Romania must be aware of to access the country issues-free. These requirements also include the necessary documents that one must obtain before the planned trip.
Most travelers visiting Romania must have a valid passport or equivalent travel document, and a valid visa. Depending on the traveler's nationality visa requirements may differ.
Travelers from the EU and some other visa-exempt countries may visit Romania without a visa. Other foreign nationals will need to obtain a visa either online, on arrival, or at the nearest embassy.
Following other European countries' governments relaxing entry requirements for international travelers, Romania was the latest EU country to lift all remaining Covid-19 restrictions and relax border measures. All covid-related travel restrictions were dropped in March 2022.
All travelers no longer need to meet complex Romania entry requirements. Traveling to Romania does not require providing a vaccination certificate, recovery proof, or a negative test report. There is no quarantine and necessity to register for the digital Passenger Locator Form either.
Important! Due to the still-evolving coronavirus situation worldwide, travelers are advised to check the latest update in entry requirements before planning any international travel.
Who can enter Romania?
Romania is now fully open for nationals from all countries regardless of their vaccination status.
Documents check-list for entering Romania
- valid travel document
- valid Romanian visa
- travel insurance (optional)
Testing, Vaccination, and Quarantine Requirements
The testing requirement was scrapped. No travelers must take a pre-departure or on-arrival Covid-19 test to enter Romania.
Vaccination is no longer mandatory to enter Romania. Unvaccinated arrivals do not need to meet additional entry requirements.
Romania recognized the following coronavirus vaccine manufacturers:
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
The Romanian authorities dropped the quarantine requirement along with other remaining Covid-19 restrictions in March 2022. Since then, travelers no longer need to undergo quarantine regardless of their immunization status or nationality.
Traveling from Romania
There are no exit requirements to depart from Romania to another country. Please note that you may still be required to follow testing requirements introduced by the airline you will be traveling with or the Government of the country you tranist to or departure to. Do remember to check the recent travel advice before departing to your next/final destination.
Traveling to Romania
Arrivals to Romania from any country around the globe no longer need to meet Covid-19 travel requirements to enter the country. Travelers do not need to present any vaccination certificate or negative test. The Romanian authorities also scrapped the requirement to complete a digital Passenger Locator Form.
Entering Romania now looks like before the pandemic - a traveler simply needs to hold a valid passport (or other travel document accepted for entry to Romania) and a valid visa (if applicable).
Upon arrival to Romania, make sure to follow the protective measures introduced to fight the coronavirus pandemic and familiarize yourself with the recommendations of local authorities to ensure your safe stay in the country.
Entry Rules for Children
Children are subject to the same travel advice as adult travelers. Currently, children only need to have a valid travel document and visa (if coming from a non-visa-exempt country).
Transit through Romania
Since no covid-related restrictions remain in place in Romania, travelers do not need to provide vaccination proof, recovery certificate, or negative test.
Any tranist passenger eligible for an e-Visa to Romania needs to apply for an electronic transit visa, which may be issued for one, two, or multiple entries. Every transit stop can last up to 5 days.
Nationals from the following countries need to obtain a transit visa at the airport:
- Sri Lanka
- the Democratic Republic of Congo
Important: Travelers should check all the entry and exit requirements as well as rules applicable during the connecting flight to their final travel destination.
Travelers from most countries worldwide need to obtain a visa to enter Romania, except the nationals of EU countries and citizens of visa-exempt countries who are allowed to visit Romania visa-free. A Romanian visa may be obtained in the three following ways:
- online (e-Visa)
- on arrival (VOA)
- at the Romanian Embassy (a consular visa)
Romania also introduced an electronic visa system. Citizens of certain countries are eligible for online applications. Applicants need to submit an online application form, and next, the approved visa will be delivered in a PDF file within 15 business days.
Romania e-Visa is issued as a multiple-entry visa and remains valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Every holder of an electronic visa may stay in Romania for up to 90 days.
There are three types of Romania eVisa. Depending on the travel purpose, travelers may choose a tourist, business, or tranist visa.
Before starting the online application, make sure your passport will remain valid for at least 6 months from the planned entry date to Romania.
Visa On Arrival
Some countries may obtain a visa upon arriving in Romania. To be granted a VOA, a traveler might have to submit some documents. A Romania VOA allows staying in the country for 3 months (90 days).
If you are not eligible for an electronic visa to Romania or do not want to leave visa procedures until the moment you arrive in Romania, you will need to arrange a visa by visiting the Romanian Embassy in your country. Contact the nearest embassy or another diplomatic mission, book an appointment and get familiar with all the required documents and visa procedures.
Romanian digital Passenger Locator Form
The Romanian Government required all travelers arriving in Romania to present the receipt of the previously completed digital passenger Locator Form. The dPLF was introduced in December 2021 and was used to track all travelers visiting Romania and minimize the spread of new coronavirus cases. Travelers had to provide some personal and contact details, means of transportation used, arrival date as well as information on minors traveling with them (if any).
The form was verified digitally by the Border Police upon crossing the Romanian borders. Since March 2022, travelers no longer need to complete the dPLF before entering Romania.
Although travel insurance is not mandatory in Romania, it is highly recommended for all tourists, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. With travel insurance, you can rest assured knowing that you are protected in case of any unforeseen problems.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that even the best-laid plans can go awry. Travel insurance provides crucial protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, or travel delays. In the case of Covid-19, travel insurance will cover the cost of medical treatment, as well as emergency evacuation.