Covid-19

Update: 2021-07-26

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.

Entry requirements

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

Portugal -> Romania (updated on 16-07-2021)

Portugal is in the “red” zone.

Starting with July 19, 2021, 00:00 (local time) travelers arriving from countries classified as “red” are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

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/lex/2575-hotararea-cnsu-nr-46-din-15-07-2021/file;
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/travel-and-covid/romania/index_en.htm

Spain -> Romania (updated on 16-07-2021)

Spain is in the “red” zone.

Starting with July 19, 2021, 00:00 (local time) travelers arriving from countries classified as “red” are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Exemption from quarantine is only available to:

  • passengers who have been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the second dose for the types of vaccine that are administered in two doses and for which at least 10 days have passed before entering Romania.
  • passengers who have been confirmed positive for SARSCoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry into the country, as evidenced by medical documents (positive test at the date of diagnosis or test to show the presence of IgG antibodies performed with a maximum of 14 days before entering the country.
  • minors between 3 and 16 years of age who present a negative PCR test.
  • passengers who remain in the national territory for less than 72 hours and present a negative RT-PCR test, performed 72 hours before boarding.
  • Minors under the age of 3.

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://madrid.mae.ro/local-news/2412
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/lex/2575-hotararea-cnsu-nr-46-din-15-07-2021/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 05-07-2021)

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. Travelers 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.

For updates, you can check:
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 05-07-2021)

On 17.06.2021, the Italian authorities signed a decree, according to which starting with July 1 this year, full freedom of movement throughout the European Union will be ensured for all those passengers that are in possession of a valid national certificate attesting to one of the following situations:

  • they have been vaccinated;
  • they healed from Covid-19;
  • they can present a negative molecular or antigen test, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

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

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

As of June 9 this year, 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.

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 12-07-2021)

Starting with July 19, 2021 (4 AM) passengers arriving from or returning to England from amber list countries (Romania) and who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS vaccine, 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.

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

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://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/situatia-la-nivel-global-actualizata-zilnic/2535-situatie-infectii-coronavirus-covid-19-29-06-2021/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 26-07-2021)

Romania is on the “red” list. Travelers 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:
https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3710#765.