Yesterday, January 31st, 2022, the Romanian Government changed a number of the rules applied to people entering the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biggest change, is that there is no longer a list of countries categorised as “green, yellow or red” and instead, rules will apply to anybody entering Romania from any country, with the exception of some specific locations in Africa.
When to Quarantine
Quarantine measures will be applied to individuals based on their vaccination status, whether they have already had COVID-19 in the past 180 days or if they have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive.
Travellers will be required to self-isolate if they have been in the presence of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. They have outlines this as having been within 2 meters of the person for more than 15 minutes and without wearing a protective mask.
People travelling to Romania who are not vaccinated, cannot provide a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival or have not had COVID within the past 180 days will be required to quarantine for 5 days.
Changes to Proof of Vaccination / Recovery
The Government also informed that, in addition to the EU “Green Certificate”, individuals arriving in Romania from other countries can prove their status by use of an official document issued by their state, as long as it is in both their local language and in English.
Travelling from Africa
At the time of writing, the Romanian Government still does not allow arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola and Zambia.
More information regarding the updated travel restrictions and additional COVID-19 resources can be found here.
The official announcement in Romanian, can be read here.