The National Committee for Emergency Situations adopts DECISION no. 9 of 11.02.2021

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Art.1 - It is approved list of countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk for which the quarantine measure is instituted on the persons arriving in Romania from them, provided in the annex to the present decision.

Art.2 - (1) Upon entering Romania, for persons arriving from countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk provided in art. (1) and presents a document attesting to the negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no more than 72 hours before boarding (for those traveling by public transport) or entry on the national territory (for those who travel with their own means), the quarantine measure is established at home or at the declared location for a period of 10 days.

  • Children under the age of 3 (three) or more, who arrive in the country together with the persons provided in par. 1, are quarantined for a period similar to theirs and are exempted from the obligation to present a document attesting the negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.
  • The negative result of the RT-PCR test for the infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus provided in par. (1) is presented in the form of a document (in the official language of the respective state and in English), in letter or electronic format, issued by authorized laboratories, and will also include the identification data of the persons for whom the test was performed.
  • For the persons arriving from the countries / areas / territories provided in par. (1) and who does not present at the entry of the document a document attesting the negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, the quarantine measure is established at home or at the declared location for a period of 14 days .
  • The economic operators that perform international, air and road transport of persons, by regular or irregular flights to Romania from the epidemiological risk areas, provided in par. (1.), have the obligation to prohibit the embarkation in the means of transport of persons who do not present a document certifying:
  • the negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no more than 72 hours before embarkation, or,
  • the vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the second dose, and for which at least 2 days have elapsed since its administration until the date of embarkation, or,
  • that they have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 90 days prior to embarkation and that at least 14 days have elapsed from the date of confirmation to the date of embarkation. Proof of confirmation is made with medical documents such as: positive RT-PCR test at the time of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test proving the presence of IgG antibodies performed up to 14 days before entering the country, as well as other documents supporting documents.
  • The measure provided in par. (1) does not apply to persons arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Art.3 - 1. Persons arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall be required to present at the entry into the country a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, taken no later than 72 hours before boarding (for those

travel by public transport) or entry into the national territory (for those traveling by their own means) and quarantined at home or at the declared location for a period of 14 days.

  • The negative result of the RT-PCR test for the infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus provided in par. (1) is presented in the form of a document (in the official language of the respective state and in English), in letter or electronic format, issued by authorized laboratories, and will also include the identification data of the persons for whom the test was performed.
  • Economic operators carrying out international, air or road transport of persons, by regular or irregular flights to Romania from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have the obligation to prohibit the embarkation in the means of transport of persons who do not present a document attesting:
  • the negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no more than 72 hours before embarkation, or,
  • the vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the second dose, and for which at least 2 days have elapsed since the administration of the second dose until the date of embarkation or,
  • that they have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 90 days prior to embarkation and that at least 14 days have elapsed from the date of confirmation to the date of embarkation. Proof of confirmation is made with medical documents such as: positive RT-PCR test at the time of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test proving the presence of IgG antibodies performed up to 14 days before entering the country, as well as other documents supporting documents.
  • They are exempted from the obligation to present on board the documents provided in par. (3), lit. a), the categories of persons provided in art. 4, para. (1), lit. b), c), e), g) and l), as well as children less than or equal to 3 (three) years old.

Art.4 - (1) The following categories which do not show symptoms associated with COVID-19 are exempted from the quarantine measure in respect of persons arriving from countries / areas / territories with a high epidemiological risk, with the exception of those arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. , in compliance with the legal provisions in force regarding the use of personal protective equipment against COVID-19:

  1. persons who come to Romania from countries / areas / territories with epidemiological risk but who, before arriving in Romania, have spent the last 14 consecutive days in a row in one or more countries / areas / territories without epidemiological risk;
  2. drivers of goods vehicles with a maximum authorized capacity exceeding 2,4 tonnes as well as drivers of passenger vehicles with more than 9 seats, including the driver's seat;
  3. the drivers provided in let. b), who are moving in the interest of pursuing their profession in their State of residence in another Member State of the European Union

or from another state of the European Union to the state of residence, whether the movement is by individual means or on one's own account;

  • members of the European Parliament, parliamentarians and staff belonging to international institutions, as well as representatives of Romania in international bodies and organizations to which the Romanian state is a party;
  • aircraft pilots and their navigating personnel, as well as locomotive drivers and railway staff;
  • Romanian, maritime and river navigating personnel who repatriate by any means of transport or who exchange crew on board ships in Romanian ports, regardless of the flag they fly, if at the entry into the country, as well as at the embarkation / disembarkation of on the ship, presents to the competent authorities the "certificate for workers in the international transport sector", a model of which is published in the Official Journal of the European Union, C series, no. 96 I of March 24, 2020;
  • navigating personnel disembarking from inland waterway vessels flying the Romanian flag in a Romanian port, provided that the employers provide the certificate for international transport workers and personal protective equipment against COVID-19 during travel from the ship to the location where it can be contacted between voyages;
  • cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova, as well as Romanian citizens employed by economic operators from the mentioned countries, who upon entering the country prove the contractual relations with the respective economic operators;
  • employees of the Romanian economic operators who perform works, according to the concluded contracts, outside the Romanian territory, on their return to the country, if they prove the contractual relations with the beneficiary outside the national territory;
  • the representatives of the foreign companies that have subsidiaries / branches / representations or agencies on the national territory, if at the entrance on the Romanian territory they prove the contractual relations with the economic entities on the national territory;
  • persons entering Romania for activities of use, installation, commissioning, maintenance, service of equipment and technology in the medical, scientific, economic, defense, public order and national security, transportation, as well as persons carrying out specific professional activities in the mentioned fields, if they prove the contractual / collaboration relations with the beneficiary / beneficiaries on the Romanian territory, as well as the inspectors of the international bodies;
  • members of diplomatic missions, consular posts, other diplomatic missions accredited in Bucharest and holders of diplomatic passports, based on reciprocity, staff assimilated to diplomatic staff, members of the Romanian Diplomatic and Consular Corps and holders of diplomatic and service passports, as well as family members their;
  • employees of the national system of defense, public order and national security who return to Romania from activities carried out in professional interest abroad;
  • pupils / students, Romanian citizens or citizens with domicile or residence outside Romania, who attend the courses of some educational institutions in Romania or abroad, commute daily to them and present supporting documents, or who have to take entrance exams or for completion of studies or starting studies in educational units / institutions in the country or traveling for activities

related to the beginning, organization, attendance or completion of studies, as well as their companions when they are minors;

  • the members of the international sports delegations that participate in sports competitions organized on the Romanian territory, in accordance with the law, the officials of the international sports forums that organize these competitions, the delegated referees as well as journalists accredited to these competitions;
  • Romanian athletes, who carry out their activity in other states and who are summoned to national teams to represent Romania at sports competitions organized under the law, members of Romanian sports delegations returning to Romania from international sports competitions, Romanian officials and referees who have have been delegated to international competitions as well as journalists accredited to these competitions;
  • foreign athletes entitled to clubs in Romania who return to the country as a result of participating in an official international competition of their national teams and are to resume their sports activity at the club to which they are entitled, provided they have a valid contract with a sports club in Romania;
  • persons working under a contract of employment in the field of social assistance in EU member states;
  • film crews carrying out professional activities on the Romanian territory based on a contract or document proving the need to be in the country, if they present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no later than 72 hours before boarding (for those traveling with means of public transport) or entry into the national territory (for those traveling by their own means);
  • persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours of entering the country;
  • persons handed over to the Romanian authorities on the basis of Readmission Agreements, returned in an accelerated procedure;
  • employees / representatives of Romanian economic operators who travel outside Romania for the purpose of negotiating / signing contracts / trade agreements, if they present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no later than 72 hours before boarding (for those who travel by public transport) or entry into the national territory (for those traveling by their own means), as well as a document justifying participation in the negotiation or the contract / trade agreement signed;
  • The exemption from the quarantine measure established for persons arriving from countries / areas / territories with a high epidemiological risk, with the exception of those arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also applies to:
  • persons arriving in Romania from countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk, if they remain on the national territory for a period of less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed at most 72 hours before entering the national territory;
  • 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 (positive RT-PCR test at the time of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test proving the presence of IgG antibodies performed with a maximum of 14 days prior to entry into the country) or by checking the Corona-forms database and for which at least 14 days have elapsed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry into the country;
  • persons who have been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the second dose, and for whom at least 2 days have elapsed since its entry into Romania.
  • Are exempted from the quarantine measure established with regard to persons arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, only the categories provided in par. (1) lit. b), c), e), f), g), l), t) and par. (2), lit. b) and c).
  • Are exempted from the obligation to present the test provided in art. 3 para.
  • the categories of persons provided in par. (1) lit. b), c), e), g), l) and par. (2), lit. b) and c), as well as children less than or equal to 3 (three) years old.

Art.5 - 1. The exemption from the quarantine measure established in respect of the contact persons of a confirmed person shall apply to:

  1. persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 90 days prior to contact, as evidenced by medical documents (positive RT-PCR test at the time of diagnosis, hospital discharge certificate or test proving the presence of IgG antibodies) or by checking the Coronforms database and for which at least 14 days have elapsed from the date of confirmation to the date of contact;
    1. persons who have been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the second dose, and for whom at least 2 days have elapsed since the second dose until the date of direct contact.
  2. Proof of vaccination, including the date of administration of the second dose, necessary for the application of the exceptions provided in this decision, is made through the document issued by the health unit that administered it, in Romania or abroad.

Art.6 - The persons arriving in Romania from the countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk provided in art. (1), with the exception of those arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and entering quarantine for a period of 14 days, may leave quarantine after the 10th day, if they perform a SARS-CoV test -2 on the 8th day of quarantine, and its result is negative and shows no specific symptoms.

Art.7 - (1) For special situations involving participation in family events related to birth, marriage or death, travel for medical interventions / treatments in cases that do not support postponement (eg oncological diseases, chronic renal failure in hemodialysis program), exchange of documents identity, leaving the country, presentation at the vaccination center according to the schedule for vaccination, etc., can be analyzed the temporary suspension of the quarantine measure, based on supporting documents.

  • The analysis of the situations provided in par. (1) is carried out at the level of the county centers for coordination and management of the intervention and, the cases considered as justified, may make

the object of the temporary suspension of the quarantine measure, by individual decision, issued by the Public Health Directorate.

  • The suspension decision shall mention the time frame for which it applies and the measures to prevent the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Art.8 - (1) The measures provided in this decision shall enter into force for the countries / zones / territories on the list approved by HCNSU no. 6 of 04.02.2021 and which are also found in the list provided in art. 1, starting with 13.02.2021, at 00.00.

(2) For the countries newly included in the list approved by this decision, the measures shall apply from 15.02.2021, 00.00

Art.9 - Starting with the date of this decision, art. 3 and art. 5 of HCNSU no.

36 of 21.07.2020, with subsequent amendments and completions by HCNSU no. 40 / 13.08.2020, no. 43 / 27.08.2020, no. 45 / 12.09.2020, no. 48 / 08.10.2020, no. 49 / 13.10.2020, no. 54 / 12.11.2020, no. 56 / 04.12.2020 and art. 2 of HCNSU no. 6 of 04.02.2021, with subsequent amendments and completions by HCNSU no. 7.

Art.10 - This decision is communicated to all components of the National Emergency Management System, for implementation by order and administrative acts of their leaders.

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