From today, the state of alert in Romania is extended by another 30 days. See the measures taken!

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The Romanian Government has approved the extension of the alert status on the entire national territory, for a period of 30 days, starting with December 14 2020. Consequently, a number of restrictive measures are applicable.

We will limit ourselves to those related to international travel. With the extension of the alert state, the categories of persons who can enter the territory of Romania are limited.

The categories of persons who can enter the territory of Romania are limited with the related exceptions.

In accordance with art. 31 of Annex 1 a Decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations no. 58 of December 10, 2020the entry of foreign citizens on the territory of Romania is prohibited during the state of alert, except for the following categories of persons:

a) family members of Romanian citizens;

b) family members of citizens of other Member States of the European Union or of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation, residing in Romania;

c) persons possessing a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to the residence permit issued by the authorities or a document equivalent to them issued by the authorities of other states, according to the legislation of the European Union;

d) persons traveling in the professional interest, proven by visa, residence permit or other equivalent document, respectively medical staff, researchers in the medical field, medical staff for geriatric care, carriers and other categories of personnel involved in the transport of goods that provide such necessary transports

e) the personnel of the diplomatic missions, consular offices and international organizations, as well as the members of their families accompanying them in permanent missions on the Romanian territory, the military personnel or the personnel that can provide humanitarian aid;

f) persons in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection

g) passengers traveling for imperative reasons;

h) persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons, persons subject to the provisions of Regulation (EU) no. Regulation (EC) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection submitted in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person and persons returned on the basis of readmission agreements;

i) foreigners and stateless persons traveling for study purposes;

j) foreigners and stateless persons, highly qualified workers, if their employment is necessary from an economic point of view, and the activity cannot be postponed or carried out abroad;

k) aliens and stateless persons, cross-border workers, seasonal workers, maritime and river navigating personnel

l) the members of the international sports delegations that participate in sports competitions organized on the Romanian territory, in accordance with the law;

m) members of film or audiovisual filming teams, technical and artistic staff participating in cultural events taking place in Romania, based on proven contractual relationships or supporting documents.

Third-country nationals who do not fall under the exceptions listed above do not have the right to enter the territory of Romania during the state of alert.

Quarantine / isolation applies to all persons arriving in Romania from a country located on yellow list, which was updated on December 10. There are a few exceptions!

Decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations no. 36 / 21.07.2020 regarding the finding of the COVID-19 pandemic and the establishment of some measures necessary to be applied for the protection of the population, are completed at art. 3, with two new paragraphs (5) and (6) as follows:

"(5) Also, they are exempted from the measure established according to the provisions of art. 2, persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country, as evidenced by medical documents or by checking the Corona-forms database and for which at least 14 days have elapsed from the date of confirmation until entry into the country ”.

"(6) Exempted from the quarantine measure established in accordance with the provisions of republished law 136/2020, on the establishment of public health measures in epidemiological and biological risk situations, persons who have had contact with a confirmed positive case for SARS-CoV virus infection -2, if it is proved by medical documents or by checking the Corona-forms database that they have had at least one positive test in the last 90 days prior to the contact and at least 14 days have passed since the date of the first positive test, and until the date of contact ”.

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