The new travel restrictions that the Government discussed on Sunday, have been approved by CNSU and will come into effect from December 10th 2021 through January 8th 2022.
Passenger Locator Form
Anybody arriving into Romania from December 20th, 2021, will be required to complete the “Passenger Locator Form (PLF)”. The document is already in use in 18 other EU member states and has been adopted by Romania also.
The form can be accessed here: https://plf.gov.ro/
Quarantine for Arrivals
There are a number of different quarantine measures being enforced for arrivals, depending on which country people are coming from and what their status is with regards to vaccination or having already had COVID-19.
The person will be required to quarantine either at their residence or a special space allocated to those who cannot quarantine at home.
Red List Arrivals
Those who are arriving from EU, EEA countries or the Swiss Confederation and are from areas listed on CNSU’s “Red Zone” list, will be required to quarantine for 14 days, if they are unable to prove vaccination or having passed through the disease (14 – 180 days).
If those arriving from locations outlined above are able to present a negative RT-PCR test which was taken less than 72 hours before entry into Romania, then they will be required to quarantine for only 10 days.
Those who are arriving from countries on the Red List who can prove vaccination will not be subject to quarantine.
Green & Yellow List Arrivals
Any travellers arriving from Green or Yellow European countries that cannot prove vaccination, having passed through the disease or a negative RT-PCR test taken within the past 72 hours, will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Where to Find the List?
You can find the list of various countries and their status by visiting: https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19
- Children under 12 years old
- Children aged 12-16 with a negative RT-PCR test, travelling from a country on the Red List
- Anybody travelling to Romania, who will not stay any longer than 72 hours will not be required to quarantine.
- Anyone who is simply passing through the country and leave Romania with 24 hours.
- Cross-border workers, entering from Hungary or Bulgaria, as well as Romanian citizens employed by economic operators from the same countries, with contract proof
- Students or Romanian Citizens who attend courses and can present evidence of study in Romania or abroad and those who have to take exams either to start of complete their studies or need to travel for the purpose of their studies
- Members of sports delegations, artists and their staff, arriving from a “Red List” country, who present a negative RT-PCR test completed within 72 hours before arriving to Romania
- Individuals handed over to the Romanian authorities on the basis of re-admission agreements
- Members of diplomatic missions, consular posts and other accredited diplomatic posts and holders of diplomatic passports who present a negative RT-PCR test completed within 72 hours before arriving to Romania
The full CNSU decision can be downloaded here.