Covid-19

Update: 2021-09-14

Now it’s easier than ever to come to Romania since the pandemic started!

Romania has a very low infection rate and no movement restrictions. Mask wearing is not required outside.

Tourists are welcome from most countries, even without a vaccine. Most of the countries are on the green list, so there is no need to quarantine in Romania and also no test requirement.

When returning home, we organize antigen testing for people that did not get any vaccination. The tests are performed at an accredited medical clinic, with quick results (maximum 20 minutes) in both English and Romanian. The antigen test is valid for returning to the following countries: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Portugal. Tests are not required anymore in order to return to Spain *. Unfortunately, Romania is still on the “red” list of Israel, which leads to an unavoidable period of quarantine. You can find more information below. If you are considering to travel to Romania from another country, please let us know and we will inform you about the travel conditions.

We strongly encourage you to only check official websites (we listed some of them), where traveling rules and regulations are updated regularly for each country. We are not holding ourselves accountable for any changes that may occur in terms of traveling conditions.

* As of September 6, 2021 (00:00), Bucharest (Ilfov County), the North-West and West of Romania were included by the Spanish authorities on the list of risk areas.
All passengers embarking from Bucharest Otopeni Airport and from the North-West and West regions of Romania, from the airports of Cluj, Timișoara, Arad, Satu-Mare, Oradea, to Spain must present:

  • the EU Digital COVID Certificate proving the complete vaccination against COVID-19
  • the EU Digital COVID Certificate proving the post-COVID-19 recovery
  • the EU Digital COVID Certificate proving the negative result of a PCR test performed in the last 72 hours prior to the journey
  • the EU Digital COVID Certificate proving the negative result of an ANTIGEN test performed in the last 48 hours prior to the journey
  • a health control form filled out via the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) application or on the website: https://www.spth.gob.es

Restrictions are valid until September 12, 2021, (24:00).

The rest of the Romanian regions were not included on the risk list by the Spanish authorities.

Entry requirements

Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” (Germany, Italy, Hungary) can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

Travellers coming from „green”, „yellow” or „red” areas (RO classification) in possession of an EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination (10 days after last required dose) or a Certificate of recovery (valid for 180 days) can enter Romania and are exempted from quarantine or testing requirements.

Portugal -> Romania (updated on 14-09-2021)

Portugal is in the “yellow” zone.

Travellers arriving from countries classified as “yellow”, who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Travellers coming from „yellow” areas (RO classification) in possession of an EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination (10 days after last required dose) or a Certificate of recovery (valid for 180 days) can enter Romania and are exempted from quarantine or testing requirements.


For updates, you can check:
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19/2679-lista-state-cu-risc-epidemiologic-ridicat-din-9-09-2021/file
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/travel-and-covid/romania/index_en.htm

Spain -> Romania (updated on 07-09-2021)

Spain is in the “yellow” zone.

Austria -> Romania (updated on 07-09-2021)

Austria is in the “yellow” zone.

Travellers arriving from countries classified as “yellow”, who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Travellers coming from „yellow” areas (RO classification) in possession of an EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination (10 days after last required dose) or a Certificate of recovery (valid for 180 days) can enter Romania and are exempted from quarantine or testing requirements.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19/2679-lista-state-cu-risc-epidemiologic-ridicat-din-9-09-2021/file

Israel -> Romania (updated on 17-08-2021)

Israel is on the “red” list.

Travellers coming from a “red” area (RO classification), are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
The quarantine must take place at the person’s home, at a declared location or at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19/2679-lista-state-cu-risc-epidemiologic-ridicat-din-9-09-2021/file
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/travel-and-covid/romania/index_en.htm

France -> Romania (updated on 09-08-2021)

France is on the “red” list!

Travellers coming from a “red” area need to do 14 days of quarantine, even if they present a negative test.

The quarantine must take place at the person’s home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19/2679-lista-state-cu-risc-epidemiologic-ridicat-din-9-09-2021/file

Return requirements

Romania -> Germany (updated on 05-07-2021)

Romania was excluded from the category of risk areas, starting with May, 23. However, proof of testing, vaccination, or recovery from COVID-19 remains mandatory for all people traveling to Germany by air. Passengers arriving from Romania must present at the entry into Germany a negative PCR-type molecular test or a negative antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. An entry registration needs be done here: www.einreiseanmeldung.de.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/en.html;
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/coronavirus;
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3700#815

Romania -> Spain (updated on 07-09-2021)

As of June 7, 2021, passengers arriving from Romania* to Spain by air DO NOT have to present at the entry into Spain a certificate attesting complete vaccination against COVID-19, negative PCR or a negative antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. Travellers still have the obligation to fill out a health control form via the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) application or the website: https://www.spth.gob.es.

* The above rule applies to all Romanian passengers except those embarking from Bucharest Otopeni Airport and from the North-West and West regions of Romania, from the airports of Cluj, Timișoara, Arad, Satu-Mare and Oradea.

For updates, you can check:

https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3747#839
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/documentos/Anexo_II_paises_y_zonas_de_riesgo_entre_06-09-2021_y_12-09-2021.pdf
https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/;
https://www.spth.gob.es/;
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3747#839.

Romania -> Austria (updated on 05-07-2021)

People traveling from Romania may enter Austria without being quarantined, provided that one of the following conditions is met:

People traveling to Austria from Romania may enter Austria without being quarantined, provided that one of the following conditions is met: they present a negative test result of a PCR test (validity not exceeding 72 hours from the date of sampling) or a negative antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information;
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3670#801.

Romania -> Italy (updated on 02-08-2021)

On July 29, 2021 the Italian Ministry of Health signed a decree, according to which between July 31 and August 30, 2021 travellers who have been or transited the Romanian territory in the last 14 days have the obligation to present to the carrier at the time of embarkation documents which attest one of the following situations:

  • they have been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and for whom 14 days have elapsed from the completion of the complete vaccination scheme (with certification of completion of the vaccination scheme)
  • cure of COVID-19, with cessation of the prescribed isolation period following SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • a rapid or molecular antigen test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival

Upon entry into Italian territory all travellers are obliged to fill in a digital passenger location form (https://app.euplf.eu) and prove this (on a mobile device or in paper format) to the carrier.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto;
https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html;
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3711#820.

Romania -> France (updated on 05-07-2021)

As of June 9, 2021, people arriving from Romania to France will no longer have to take a negative test for Covid-19 if they are vaccinated.
Unvaccinated individuals should have a Covid-19 negative PCR or a negative antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, carried out no later than 72 hours before departure.
The only antigen tests that can be presented are those that allow the detection of SARS-CoV-2 N protein.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19;
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3698#813.

Romania -> England (updated on 09-08-2021)

Starting with August 8, 2021 (4 AM) Romania moved from Amber to the Green list ( if you arrived in England before then, you must follow the amber list rules).

Green list rulesYOU MUST FOLLOW THESE RULES EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED

On arrival passengers must present:

  • a test for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a negative result
  • the passenger locator form
  • the reservation code for a test for infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, which will be carried out on the 2nd day of arrival in the UK

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.

You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

For more information see:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#green-list-rules

Amber list rules

Starting with August 02, 2021 (4 AM) passengers arriving from or returning to England from amber list countries (Romania) and who have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine accepted by the EU, will not need to quarantine on arrival in England or take a COVID-19 test on day 8.

  • passengers will need to provide proof of their vaccination status to carriers in advance of travel
  • pre-departure testing and day 2 testing measures to remain

For more information see:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#red-list
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/quarantine-free-travel-to-resume-on-19-july-for-fully-vaccinated-passengers-returning-from-amber-list-countries

Type of test

  • a nucleic acid test, including a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or derivative technologies, including loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) tests
  • an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device

see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

Your test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.
For the day 2 test check: https://www.find-travel-test-provider.service.gov.uk/test-type/green.

Romania -> Hungary (updated on 09-08-2021)

As of June 23, 2021, entry into Hungary from Romania (except in the case of entry by civil aircraft), regardless of nationality or protection against the coronavirus, is possible without epidemiological restrictions, but providing other general conditions of entry (eg valid travel document) is necessary.

For updates, you can check:
http://www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing

https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3756

https://mkik.hu/hirek/a-koronavirus-jarvany-miatt-bevezetett-hataratlepessel-kapcsolatos-szabalyok (information in Hungarian);
https://www.politiadefrontiera.ro/ro/traficonline/ (open border crossing points);
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/lex/2654-hotararea-cnsu-nr-63-din-26-08-2021/file

Romania -> Portugal (updated on 05-07-2021)

Airlines will allow passengers to board flights to or from Portugal only if they can present (upon departure) evidence that they performed a nucleic acid amplification test – NAAT (includes the conventional RT-PCR test, in real-time, or rapid nucleic acid amplification test) or rapid antigen test (TRAg) to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, with negative result, performed within 72 hours and 48 hours, respectively before boarding.

Only rapid antigen tests that are part of the common list of rapid antigen tests for the detection of the SARS-VOC-2 virus in the Community, approved by the EU Committee for Health Safety, are accepted. Passengers undergoing a rapid antigen test (TRAg) that does not comply with the above list will be required to perform a new NAAT or TRAg test upon arrival in Portugal at their own expense, and will not be allowed to leave the airport until the result is obtained.

For updates, you can check:
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal;
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3736#833.

Romania -> Israel (updated on 09-08-2021)

Romania is on the “red” list. Travellers arriving from countries classified as “red” are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

The measure of isolation may be reduced to a period of 10 days if the person concerned performs two tests for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (one after arrival and one after 9 days), the results of which are negative.
Persons holding a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or recovery after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus issued by the Israeli authorities are exempted from the measure of isolation.

Romanian citizens who have been vaccinated in Romania or outside Israel / cured after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and traveling to the State of Israel are not exempt from this measure and must comply with the isolation measure.

For updates, you can check:
http://www.mae.ro/travel-alerts/2938
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3710#765

For more general information see:
https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-green/#by-air