List of European countries with travel restrictions for Romania (August 31, 2020)
Since mid-July, Romania has been on an upward trend in the number of new cases of COVID-19. Authorities seem outdated and more and more European countries are imposing new travel restrictions for Romania.
List of European countries with restrictions for Romania
In just 2 weeks, a lot has changed about the freedom to travel through certain countries. Some countries have closed their borders for those traveling from Romania. Others began requesting a negative COVID-19 test. But most of them require quarantine / isolation at home once their border has been crossed.
European states that, in the context of COVID-19, impose restrictions for citizens coming from Romania:
⛔️Poland - travel conditions
The Polish authorities have announced new measures on the conditions of entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, Romania was included on the list of states with high epidemiological risk, the flights to / from Romania being temporarily suspended, starting with September 2, 2020.
⛔️Malta - travel conditions
From 21 August 2020, Malta imposes new travel conditions for those traveling from Romania, Bulgaria and 3 regions in Spain. They will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test, performed within the last 72 hours, before boarding flights to Malta.
⛔️Serbia - Travel conditions
From 15 August 2020, Serbia requests the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test for all those traveling from Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Northern Macedonia.
⛔️Germany - Travel conditions
Update August 21: Germany has updated the list of risk areas. Vâlcea enters, and Ialomița, Mehedinți and Timiș leave.
Update complete to initial news: Bucharest and 17 counties in Romania, on the list of "risk areas" of Germany. Negative COVID-19 test or FREE test upon entry into Germany.
Initial news: Germany introduces on the risk list 7 counties in Romania: Argeş, Bihor, Buzău, Neamț, Ialomița, Mehedinți and Timiş. All those traveling from these areas to Germany will be required to test negative for COVID-19. If they do not have this result, they can be tested at the entrance to Germany, being forced to self-isolate until the results arrive. The new travel conditions imposed on Romania were approved by Germany on August 7, 2020.
⛔️Switzerland - Travel conditions
Considering the epidemiological evolution in Romania, starting with August 8, 2020, at 00:00, all persons who in the last 14 days have been on the territory of Romania, must enter quarantine at home for 10 days.
⛔️Austria - Travel conditions
According to the new provisions, starting with July 27, 2020, at 00:00, access of Romanian citizens and EU member states from Romania to Austria is permitted if they have a negative molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 / PCR, not older than 72 hours (from the date of sampling), attested by a certificate in German or English.
Failing that, the persons concerned and those living with them shall be obliged to submit, immediately after entering the Republic of Austria, for 10 days in solitary confinement at home or in a suitable location, the costs of which must be borne by the person concerned, and a molecular biological test must be submitted to the responsible authorities within 48 hours of entering the country, the costs being borne in person. If the molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 performed during the isolation period is negative, the isolation instituted during the 10 days is suspended.
If the foreign national is unable to present the medical certificate or proof of adequate accommodation, the Austrian authorities will not allow entry into the territory of the Republic of Austria.
Flights between Austria and Romania are allowed from August 1, 2020!
Romania does not impose travel restrictions for those traveling from Austria.
⛔️Belgium - Travel conditions
Complementary update to the initial news: According to the new measures, starting with August 14, 2020, a number of counties in Romania were included in the red zone. Thus, starting today, the following areas / counties in Romania are included in the red zone:
- Bucharest-Ilfov (Bucharest, Ilfov);
- North-West (Bihor, Bistrița-Năsăud, Cluj, Maramureș, Satu Mare, Sălaj);
- North-East (Bacău, Botoșani, Iași, Neamț, Suceava, Vaslui).
Initial story: Belgium introduced 24 counties from Romania on the red list, the rest of Romania being on the orange list. All persons entering Belgium for tourism purposes will be required to complete the online form prior to entry, Passenger Locator Form.
All those who want to travel to Belgium, starting from the regions mentioned above, will be quarantined and tested by COVID-19. The test is carried out by the Belgian authorities on arrival in that country. According to the information provided by the Belgian authorities, the measure of self-isolation and testing is the responsibility of the regional authorities. It should also be borne in mind that Belgium prohibits travel for tourism in these regions of Romania.
Flights are allowed between Belgium and Romania!
Romania does not impose travel restrictions for those traveling from Belgium.
⛔️Bosnia and Herzegovina - Travel conditions
Bosnia and Herzegovina allow Romanians access only with a negative COVID-19 test. Qstarting July 16 2020, citizens of EU Member States, including Romanian citizens, will be allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina provided they present a negative COVID-19 test performed in the last 48 hours before entering Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Romania has included Bosnia and Herzegovina on the yellow list, which means that flights are banned. At the same time, those traveling from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Romania will be quarantined at home.
⛔️Czech Republic - Travel conditions
From August 3, Romania has been placed on the Czech red list. According to the information provided by the Czech authorities, persons traveling from Romania to the Czech Republic may enter Czech territory without justifying the purpose of the journey. However, they must notify their arrival, by telephone or by other means of communication, to the Public Health Directorate within the area of which the declared place of residence is located (hotel, dwelling). At the same time, it must undergo, at its own expense, the testing for COVID-19, in case the public health authority has not ordered other quarantine measures.
Also, all persons who have lived for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in Romania must notify the presence of health authorities, immediately after entering the territory of the Czech Republic, and then present to the Public Health Directorate within which find the place of residence declared a molecular test for COVID-19 infection.
The flights are operational between the Czech Republic and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from the Czech Republic to Romania.
⛔️Cyprus - Travel conditions
Cyprus demoted Romania and moved it to category C., along with Portugal, Sweden, Great Britain, Serbia, Montenegro, Luxembourg. This means that access is allowed only if certain conditions are met. But most importantly, Cyprus no longer allows travel for tourism in Romania.
Cyprus has decided to block tourist travel to all Group C countries. passengers from countries belonging to category C they are obliged to remain in self-isolation, at the declared address, for 14 days.
Flights are operational between Cyprus and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Cyprus to Romania.
⛔️Denmark - Travel conditions
Denmark no longer accepts tourist trips from Romania. On 30 July 2020, the Danish authorities announced new measures on the conditions of entry into the territory of Denmark, which will enter into force on 1 August 2020 at 00:00. Romania was included in the list of "closed" countries, along with other states such as Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal.
Thus, according to the information communicated publicly by the Danish authorities, citizens coming from Romania will be able to continue to travel to Denmark only on the basis of a good reason
The flights are operational between Denmark and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Denmark to Romania.
⛔️Estonia - Travel conditions
The citizens of the following European states are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon entry into Estonia: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Romania (infection rate of 54 / 100.000), Spain, Sweden, because the infection rate in these states exceeds the threshold of 16 / 100.000.
There are no direct flights between Estonia and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Estonia to Romania.
⛔️Russian Federation - Travel conditions
From 11.06.2020, the transit through Russian airports for foreign citizens was resumed, provided that they do not leave the airport premises and have purchased the plane tickets for the flight to the final destination. Citizens of EU and Schengen countries, with the exception of Hungarian citizens, can only travel for repatriation, requiring the presentation on board of tickets purchased for the final destination, as well as documentary proof of domicile in that country.
Flights are not operational between Russia and Romania. As of August 2, Russia is no longer on Romania's yellow list, so there are no more restrictions for those traveling from Russia to Romania
⛔️Finland - Travel conditions
Finland has restricted the access of those traveling from Romania due to the large number of new cases registered in our country. The measure is valid until August 11, when Finland will take the new decisions.
The flights are operational between Finland and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Finland to Romania.
⛔️Greece - Travel conditions
In accordance with the information officially communicated by the Greek authorities from 28 July 2020, the extent of presenting a negative molecular test for COVID-19 infection, taken no later than 72 hours before the moment of entry into the territory of Greece, also applies to passengers arriving at airports in Greece, with flights from Romania and Bulgaria.
The tests must be carried out in accredited laboratories and the certificates must be presented in English and contain the name and surname of the person tested, as well as the number and number of the person's identity card or passport.
The presentation, at the air borders, of a certificate attesting the negative result of the COVID-19 test does not exclude the random testing procedure nor the completion of the electronic PLF / Passenger Locator Form and the presentation of the QR code.
The MFA states that all conditions of entry into the territory of the Hellenic Republic, at the Kulata-Promachonas land border point, remain unchanged.
The flights are operational between Greece and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Greece to Romania.
⛔️Ireland - Travel conditions
Romanian citizens traveling to Ireland directly from Romania are obliged to isolate themselves for a period of 14 days.
Flights are operational between Ireland and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Ireland to Romania.
⛔️Iceland - Travel conditions
Starting July 31, all travelers from high-risk areas (all territories except Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, the Faroe Islands and Greenland), who intend to stay in Iceland for 10 days or more, will have to perform two tests for COVID-19 upon arrival in the country. The first test will be carried out against payment at the border crossing point.
The second test will be performed free of charge 4-6 days later at a health center. Between the two tests, travelers must take a number of special precautions: avoid groups of more than 10 people, avoid physical contact in general, but especially those with vulnerable people, keep a physical distance of two meters between people, to practice good personal hygiene. The measure also applies to Icelandic citizens and residents returning to Iceland from abroad.
There are no direct flights between Iceland and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Iceland to Romania.
⛔️Italy - Travel conditions
With effect from 24 July 2020, Italy has imposed a quarantine at home for those traveling from Romania. Ppersons who have been or transited the territory of Romania in the last 14 days prior to arrival in Italy are subject to the obligation of self-isolation and medical supervision for a period of 14 days. The measure is valid until August 10, but with the possibility of extension depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic in our country.
The flights are operational between Italy and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Italy to Romania.
⛔️Latvia - Travel conditions
The obligation to self-isolate for a period of 14 days after arrival in Latvia is imposed, from 31 July to 6 August 2020, for citizens and permanent residents of the following states: Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria, ROMANIA, Croatia, Andorra, Czech Republic, Spain, Monaco, Austria, Switzerland, France and Malta.
There are no direct flights Latvia - Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Latvia to Romania.
⛔️Lithuania - Travel conditions
Lithuania opens borders for Romania, but with 2 conditions: negative test for COVID-19 and self-isolation for 14 days.
There are no direct flights Latvia - Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Lithuania to Romania.
⛔️Norway - Travel conditions
Starting with July 15, 2020, Romanian citizens will be allowed to enter Norwegian territory with MAINTENANCE OF QUANTITY OF ENTRY IN QUARANTINE / ISOLATION AT HOME FOR 10 DAYS upon arrival.
Persons not permanently resident in Norway must present on arrival documents proving their continuous stay, during the 10 days, at a registered address in Norway or booking accommodation / renting a space (may be in the form of email or SMS, clearly showing the booking).
The flights are operational between Norway and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Norway to Romania.
⛔️Portugal - Travel conditions
The mainland of Portugal does not impose travel restrictions on those traveling from Romania. However, if the endpoint is one of the islands of Madeira and the Azores, then the passenger must take the negative COVID-19 test, not older than 72 hours, or accept the test at the destination airport.
The flights are operational between Portugal and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Portugal to Romania.
⛔️United Kingdom / England - Travel conditions
People arriving in the UK from Romania or from one of the states not included in list of states exempted from travel restrictions (called "travel corridors") * are forced to isolate themselves for a period of 14 days.
The flights are operational between Great Britain / England and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Great Britain / England to Romania.
⛔️Slovakia - Travel conditions
Romanian citizens arriving in Slovakia must enter solitary confinement at temporary residence (hotel, accommodation unit, etc.) and perform a RT PCR test for COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic after the 5th day insulation. If the test is negative, they can continue their stay.
There are no direct flights between Slovakia and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Slovakia to Romania.
⛔️Slovenia - Travel conditions
Citizens of Romania, entering the Republic of Slovenia for the purpose of stay (and not for transit), must be in solitary confinement for 14 days at the hotel or other designated location.
There are no direct flights between Slovenia and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Slovenia to Romania.
⛔️Ukraine - Travel conditions
From 15 June 2020, the Ukrainian authorities will implement new rules on the entry into the territory of Ukraine of citizens of other states or stateless persons.
Thus, during the quarantine period, upon entering the territory of Ukraine it is mandatory to conclude / hold a health insurance policy, covering the costs of a possible treatment for COVID-19 and / or the costs of quarantine expenses. The insurance policy must be issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine or by a foreign company that has a representative office in Ukraine.
Currently, according to the assessment of the Ukrainian authorities, Romania is on the list of states with high epidemiological risk - red category.
Romanian citizens domiciled / resident in one of the states in the red category, including Romania, or who, in the last 14 days, have been in a red country and intend to travel to Ukraine, will be quarantined for 14 days.
As an alternative to quarantine, there is the option of self-isolation at home, if Romanian citizens who arrive in Ukraine consent to this by registering in the application of the Government of Ukraine, "Home Active / Дій вдома ”(A SIM card with AU number + 380… is required to use the application.).
Direct flights between Ukraine and Romania are not resumed. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Ukraine to Romania.
⛔️Hungary - Travel conditions
Romania was included in the yellow list of states (along with Bulgaria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Japan, China, the USA and Canada). Consequently, the following provisions apply to citizens entering Hungary from Romania - BUT NOT FOR TRANSIT PURPOSE:
- upon entry into Hungary they will undergo a medical examination and, if they show symptoms specific to COVID-19 infection, they will NOT be allowed access to Hungary;
- if they do not show symptoms, they will be obliged to be quarantined in Hungary for a period of 14 days (either institutionalized - at the hospital, or by isolation at home - if possible), being recorded by the Hungarian health authorities. .
However, entry into Hungary will be allowed, without imposing a quarantine or self-isolation measure, on citizens coming from Romania and presenting at the border point two negative molecular tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection performed in the last five days.
The two tests must be performed 48 hours apart and the certificates must be issued in Hungarian or English.
That being said, travel responsibly and be informed. Don't forget to wear a mask, sanitize yourself and follow all the measures taken to fight the pandemic.