UPDATE October 13: List of European countries with restrictions and travel conditions imposed on those traveling in Romania
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 Authorities seem outdated and more and more European countries are imposing new travel restrictions for Romania.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.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Malta ordered on 10.09.2020 the update of the travel conditions for citizens arriving from Romania, Spain (airports in Madrid, Barcelona and Girona), Czech Republic, Tunisia and France (all airports in Paris and Marseille who must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, performed no later than 72 hours before arrival in Malta.Travelers arriving in the Republic of Malta from the countries specified above, who cannot provide proof of the test, will be tested at arrival and may be required to be quarantined.The measure shall enter into force on 11 September 2020 at 00:00.
- Malta Airport provides travel conditions to and from the states with which it operates flights.
- Upon entering the Maltese territory it is necessary to fill in 2 forms, available here.
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.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - The German authorities have decided the inclusion of Romania, with the entire national territory, on the list of "risk areas", thus giving up the differentiation of the risk status for each county.
Romanian citizens, as well as other citizens of EU member states, does not apply to them limitation proper as regards entry into German territory. The German authorities, on the other hand, a number of obligations specific in a pandemic context, especially for people coming from risk areas.
All persons, regardless of nationality, who enter the Federal Republic of Germany after being in one of the "risk areas" at any time during the last 14 days before arrival they are obliged to move - as directly as possible, minimizing contacts - and to isolate themselves at home or in other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days from arrival (the legal term used is "quarantine"). Compliance with this obligation of self-isolation is verified by the land authorities both randomly and in the usual epidemiological investigations.
Romania has been included in the list of states with a high degree of epidemiological risk regarding COVID-19 infection. As of August 8, 2020, all persons entering Swiss territory and who have been in Romania during the last 14 days must be quarantined (self-isolation) at home or in another suitable location for a period of 10 days, immediately after arrival on Swiss territory. Persons entering quarantine (self-isolation) have the obligation to contact the cantonal health authorities within two days of entering the territory of this state and to follow their instructions.
According to the decision of the Federal Health Office, this measure applies to all persons who, in the last 14 days, have been on the territory of a state with a high degree of epidemiological risk.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 – Austria has updated the entry and transit conditions. The measures will be applied starting with September 30 at 00.00, valid until December 31, 2020. The flights between Austria and Romania are open!
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - From 25 September 2020, travel from Belgium to Romania is no longer banned, but the Belgian authorities strongly discourage travel to the red zones of the EU +.
- As of 26 August 2020, the Belgian authorities have included the entire territory of Romania in the red zone.
- All persons arriving in the Kingdom of Belgium from Romania must enter self-isolation and perform a molecular test (PCR type) to detect COVID-19 infection.
⛔️Bosnia şi Herţegovina
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - All foreign nationals, including Romanians, are allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with condition of presentation of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the last 48 hours prior to entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - The conditions applicable to nationals entering the territory of the Republic of Cyprus are determined according to the countries of origin, which are classified into three categories, namely:
- category A(for which a negative test for COVID-19 infection and no self-isolation at home for 14 days is NOT required): EU and / or Schengen MS: Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway. Third countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Thailand.
- B categoryStates considered to be at medium risk, for which a negative molecular test for COVID-19 infection is required): EU MS and / or Schengen area: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden; other European countries: Great Britain; small European states: San Marino, Vatican. Third countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), Georgia, Japan, Rwanda, Serbia, Uruguay.
- category C: EU MS and / or Schengen area: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary; small European states: Andorra, Monaco; third countries: Algeria, Georgia, Morocco, Montenegro, Tunisia. - for which access is allowed only to certain categories of people (not tourists).
All persons entering the Republic of Cyprus must present a travel authorization, completed 24 hours before travel, obtained through the portal www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy. The authorization involves the electronic completion of a COVID-19 questionnaire and the entry of flight data.
Children under the age of 12, regardless of the country of origin, are no longer required to take the Covid-19 test with a negative result upon entry into Cyprus.
Persons from category C countries may not travel for tourism to the Republic of Cyprus.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - On 30 July 2020, the Danish authorities announced new measures on the conditions of entry into the territory of Denmark, which entered into force on 1 August 2020 at 00:00. Romania was included in the list of countries with "orange risk".
Thus, according to the information publicly provided by the Danish authorities, citizens coming from Romania can continue to travel to Denmark only on the basis of a good reason, according to the list established by the competent Danish authorities, which can be found below, as well as on the website Romanian Embassy in Copenhagen.
The entry of citizens who come from Romania and who have a good reason for entry into the territory of Denmark is allowed without presenting a COVID-19 test. If they show clear symptoms of infection (dry cough, fever, etc.), the Danish authorities may refuse entry.
Romanian citizens arriving in Denmark are strongly recommends a quarantine period of 14 days upon return from Romania.
From the same date, August 1, 2020, citizens coming from Romania are no longer allowed to enter the territory of Denmark for tourism purposes.
Regarding tranzit, the Danish authorities have stated that this is permitted under the following conditions:
- Travel for tourism purposes in a country other than Denmark; proof of a reservation at an accommodation outside Denmark will be required.
- Travel to another country for one of the reasons set out in the list of "substantiated reasons" indicated above.
- People with clear symptoms of infection (dry cough, fever, etc.) are not allowed to transit through Denmark.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - For period 12 - 18 October 2020, citizens of the following European states are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon entry into Estonia: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Hungary because the infection rate with the new coronavirus in these states exceeds the threshold of 16 / 100.000 inhabitants.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - The national borders by road, rail, river and sea for passengers are closed from 30.03.2020. Romanian citizens can travel to the Russian Federation only for the purpose of repatriation, if they can prove their permanent residence on Russian territory.
Flights between Romania and Russia are suspended!
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - in accordance with the decision of the Finnish Institute of Public Health (THL), Romania was included in the group of "red countries", with an incidence of Covid-19 cases of over 25 per 100.000 inhabitants.
Travel conditions in Finland: free test of COVID-19 at the airport and voluntary quarantine for 10 days.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - On 01 October 2020, the Greek authorities responsible announced the extension of the measures required upon entry into Greece until 12 October 2020, expressly stating that they may be changed at any time without notice in the event of an increase in the number of infected persons.
The measure of presentation of a negative molecular test for SARS-CoV-2 infection, taken 72 hours before the moment of entry into the territory of the Hellenic Republic, respectively of the obligation to complete the PLF form and the presentation of the QR code upon entry into Greek territory, applies to all categories of persons entering the territory of Greece, by land and sea, through all border crossing points with the neighboring states of the Hellenic Republic, including Kulata-Promachonas.
These measures, including the presentation of a negative molecular test for SARS-CoV-2 infection, taken 72 hours before entering Greece, also apply to all persons. arriving in this state from Romania, Bulgaria, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Belgium, Spain, Albania, Northern Macedonia and Hungary, by air.
The measure of presenting a negative molecular test for COVID-19 infection at the border does not apply to minors up to 10 years of age.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - Romanian citizens traveling to Ireland are obliged to isolate themselves for a period of 14 days.
Upon entry into Ireland, all passengers (except Northern Ireland) will complete a location form (available online or distributed by the airline or ferry company they are traveling with) and will be isolated for a period of 14 days. at the declared address. Completion of the location form is mandatory, non-compliance with the self-isolation measure for 14 days (including the declaration of false information) is a crime and is punishable by a fine of 2.500 euros or imprisonment for up to 6 months.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 – Entry and transit conditions in Iceland: Mandatory quarantine for 14 days or 2 negative tests for COVID-19.
The flights are operational between Italy and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Italy to Romania.
UPDATE 30.09.2020 – Conditions of entry and transit into Latvia: 14-day isolation from entry into Latvia
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - Rules for allowing access to the territory of Lithuania:
The Lithuanian Ministry of Health publishes weekly, every Friday, list of affected countries, where the infection rate is over 25 cases / 100.000 inhabitants.
Foreign citizens arriving from / have traveled in the last 14 days before entering Lithuania in countries where the COVID-19 infection rate exceeds the value of 25 cases / 100.000 inhabitants - a category in which ROMANIA is included - will have to:
- He isolates himself for 14 days from the moment he enters the country.
- Both Lithuanian and foreign nationals will have the opportunity to shorten their solitary confinement time by taking a COVID-19 test, but not earlier than 8 days after arrival in Lithuania. In case of a negative result, the isolation time can be shortened to 10 days.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 - From 16 March 2020, extensive controls will be introduced at land borders, and this measure will be extended until 16 November 2020.
The period of travel restrictions abroad has also been extended / the so-called Global Travel Council, managed at the level of the Norwegian MFA / until January 15, 2021.
Starting with July 15, 2020, it is allowed to enter Romanian citizens on Norwegian territory, maintaining the obligation to enter quarantine / isolation at home for 10 days after arrival.
Romania is currently on the list of * European states (along with Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Faroe Islands, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, United Kingdom , Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, the Vatican, as well as some regions in Sweden and Finland) for which the obligation to quarantine / isolate at home on arrival in Norway remains.
As of 9 October 2020, Cyprus, Latvia and Liechtenstein, as well as the Gotland, Varmland, Vasternorrland and Norrbotten regions of Sweden and Vaasa and the North Karelia Hospital District of Finland have been added. Currently on the red list are the following regions in Sweden: Dalarna, Gävleborg, Halland, Jämtland Härjedalen, Jönköping, Kronoberg, Scania, Stockholm, Uppsala, Västerbotten, Västmanland, Västra Götaland, Örebro, Gotland, and Östergö Norrbotten.
⛔️Marea Britanie / Anglia
UPDATE 13.10.2020 – Upon arrival in the UK from any country, it is necessary to provide contact details and information on the country / countries in which the persons concerned have been in the last 14 days. People traveling to the UK are also required to isolate themselves for 14 days if I arrive from Romania or from one of the states not included in the list of states exempted from travel restrictions. If the persons concerned refuse to provide this information or isolate themselves, they risk a fine of up to GBP 1000.
The flights are operational between Great Britain / England and Romania. Great Britain entered the yellow list of Romania.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 – Romania is considered a country at risk, in terms of the epidemiological situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Romanian citizens can transit the territory of Slovakia for the purpose of repatriation or travel to the EU state of destination, without negative test for Covid-19, without prior approval from the Slovak authorities, provided that travel within the territory of SK takes place without stopping, during max. 8 hours from entry into the territory of Slovakia, including for refueling.
Romanian citizens arriving in Slovakia must present a negative RT PCR test for Covid-19 at the entrance not older than 72 hours or enter self-isolation at home / temporary residence (hotel, accommodation unit, etc.) and perform an RT PCR test for Covid-19 in Slovakia after the 5th day insulation.
If you do not show symptoms of infection (asymptomatic situation) you can get out of isolation after 10th day, without performing the RT PCR test for Covid-19.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 – From Romania, the following counties are on the “red” list: Bacău, Bihor, Brăila, Brașov, Bucharest, Caraș-Severin, Covasna, Iași, Ilfov, Neamț, Prahova, Vâlcea, Vaslui.
"Red" list it includes 114 individual countries and administrative units, while the "green" list comprises only 11 countries.
Upon entry into Slovenia, persons residing in a country on the "orange" or "red" list will be obliged to submit to a quarantine period of ten days at the declared address of residence, by decision communicated by the competent authority ( Ministry of Health) border authorities. Expenses incurred during the quarantine period shall be borne in person. It is possible to test SARS-CoV-2 during the quarantine period, and if the result is negative, the competent authority will cancel the quarantine decision.
There are no direct flights between Slovenia and Romania. There are no restrictions for those who want to travel from Slovenia to Romania.
UPDATE 13.10.2020 – Hungary closes its borders until the end of October. Transit is allowed without restrictions!
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.