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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Romania

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This article was published on April 14, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Romania? 

As of February 2022, it is possible to enter Romania. Nevertheless, be aware that requirements vary depending on your vaccination status and the territory of your departure. Please check the Romanian COVID-19 restrictions below.

Make sure to complete a Passenger Locator Form before traveling to Romania. 

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Can I enter Romania if I am vaccinated? 

You can enter Romania if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received all the doses necessary for your vaccination schedule at least ten days before arriving in Romania.

As of February 2022, four vaccines are approved in Romania:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

If you are vaccinated and coming from the EU, EEA, and the Swiss Confederation member states:

  • The EU digital COVID certificate

If you are vaccinated and coming from outside the EU, EEA and the Swiss Confederation member states:

  • A vaccination certificate
  • A negative PCR test result obtained no more than 48 hours before arriving in Romania

Can I enter Romania if I am unvaccinated? 

You can enter Romania if you are unvaccinated.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

If you are unvaccinated, present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test result obtained no more than 48 hours before entering Romania (for arrivals from the EU and EEA, this window is 72 hours)
  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 no more than 180 days old

Traveling to Romania from “green”, “yellow”, and “red” zones

Currently, the Romanian government divides countries into “green”, “yellow”, and “red” zones. Romanian quarantine requirements vary depending on the country you are traveling from. 

Traveling to Romania from a “green” zone

As of February 1, 2022, the “green” zone includes the following countries:

  • Afghanistan 
  • Algeria 
  • Angola
  • Armenia 
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh 
  • Benin 
  • Bhutan 
  • Brunei Darussalam 
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi 
  • Cambodia 
  • Cameroon 
  • Central African Republic 
  • Chad 
  • Comoros 
  • Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo 
  • Djibouti 
  • East Timor 
  • Egypt 
  • El Salvador 
  • Equatorial Guinea 
  • Eritrea 
  • Eswatini 
  • Ethiopia 
  • Falkland Islands 
  • Gambia 
  • Ghana 
  • Guatemala 
  • Guinea 
  • Guinea Bissau 
  • Haiti 
  • Honduras 
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq 
  • Ivory Coast
  • Japan 
  • Kenya 
  • Kyrgyzstan 
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia 
  • Libya 
  • Madagascar 
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia 
  • Mali 
  • Marshall Islands 
  • Mauritius 
  • Micronesia 
  • Mozambique 
  • Myanmar 
  • Nepal 
  • New Zealand 
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger 
  • Nigeria 
  • Oman 
  • Pakistan 
  • Palestine 
  • Papua New Guinea 
  • People’s Republic of China 
  • Rwanda 
  • Samoa 
  • Senegal 
  • Sierra Leone 
  • Solomon Islands 
  • Somalia 
  • South Africa 
  • South Korea 
  • South Sudan 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Sudan 
  • Syria 
  • Taiwan 
  • Tajikistan 
  • Tanzania 
  • Thailand 
  • Togo 
  • Tonga 
  • Uganda 
  • Uzbekistan 
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican 
  • Venezuela 
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen 
  • Zimbabwe 

Traveling to Romania from a “yellow” zone

The “yellow” zone includes the following countries:

  • Belarus
  • Ecuador 
  • French Polynesia 
  • India 
  • Kosovo
  • Laos 
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco 
  • Namibia 
  • Russian Federation 
  • Sao Tome and Principe 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Singapore 
  • Ukraine 
  • Vietnam 
  • Zambia 

Traveling to Romania from a “red” zone

The “red” zone includes the following countries:

  • Albania 
  • Andorra 
  • Anguilla 
  • Antigua and Barbuda 
  • Argentina 
  • Aruba 
  • Australia
  • Austria 
  • Bahamas 
  • Bahrain 
  • Barbados 
  • Belgium
  • Belize 
  • Bermuda 
  • Bolivia 
  • Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Botswana 
  • Brazil 
  • British Virgin Islands 
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada 
  • Cape Verde 
  • Cayman Islands 
  • Chile 
  • Columbia 
  • Costa Rica 
  • Croatia 
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao 
  • Cyprus 
  • Czech Republic 
  • Denmark
  • Dominica 
  • Dominican Republic
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands 
  • Fiji 
  • Finland 
  • France 
  • Gabon 
  • Georgia 
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar 
  • Greece 
  • Greenland 
  • Grenada
  • Guam 
  • Guernsey 
  • Guyana 
  • Hungary 
  • Iceland 
  • Ireland 
  • Isle of Man 
  • Israel 
  • Italy 
  • Jamaica 
  • Jersey
  • Jordan 
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Kuwait 
  • Latvia 
  • Lebanon 
  • Liechtenstein 
  • Lithuania 
  • Luxembourg 
  • Maldives 
  • Malta 
  • Mexico
  • Monaco 
  • Mongolia 
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat 
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia 
  • Northern Macedonia 
  • Northern Mariana Islands 
  • Norway 
  • Palau
  • Panama 
  • Paraguay 
  • Peru 
  • Philippines 
  • Poland
  • Portugal 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • Qatar 
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis 
  • Saint Lucia 
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
  • San Marino 
  • Serbia 
  • Seychelles 
  • Slovakia 
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • St. Maarten 
  • Suriname 
  • Sweden 
  • Switzerland 
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia 
  • Turkey 
  • Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Virgin Islands 
  • United States of America 
  • Uruguay 

Who cannot enter Romania?

Due to the Omicron strain, third-country nationals are temporarily prohibited from entering Romania if they arrive from the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Eswatini
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa 
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Can I leave Romania?

You can leave Romania regardless of your vaccination status. Please be aware of the requirements at your destination territory in advance. 

Can I leave Romania if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can leave Romania.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Can I leave Romania if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can leave Romania.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

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COVID-19 situation in Romania currently

International travel to Romania is possible as of February 2022. Please be aware of the COVID-19 regulations to ensure your safety.

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe to travel to Romania right now?

Many recreational places are open in Romania and welcome guests. Your travel will be safe if you follow common COVID-related rules:

  • Wearing masks indoors
  • Keeping social distance
  • Shops and shopping centers close by 22:00
  • All bars, cafes, and nightclubs must close by 2:00

Is Bucharest open for travel?

Bucharest is open for travelers. COVID-19 regulations in the capital are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Romania?

Please note that the Romanian quarantine regulations vary depending on the zone you are arriving from and whether the country is included in the EU / EEA / Swiss Confederation.

Third-state nationals from outside the EU, EAA, and the Swiss Confederation (regardless of the zone color) are obliged to undergo a 14-day period of self-isolation if:

  • They are unvaccinated
  • They remain in Romania for more than 72 hours (this does not apply to arrivals from Great Britain, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa, and India)
  • They have not been infected with COVID-19 in the last 180 days

Children aged 12 and under are exempt from quarantine requirements. Individuals aged 13-16 have to present a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before boarding.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine if they arrive from a country member of the EU, EAA and the Swiss Confederation belonging to a “green” zone.

Third-state nationals from a country member of the EU, EAA and the Swiss Confederation belonging to “yellow” or “red” zones are obliged to undergo a 14-day period of self-isolation if:

  • They are unvaccinated
  • They do not present a negative PCR test result obtained 72 hours before boarding
  • They have not been infected with COVID-19 in the last 180 days

Children aged 12 and under are exempt from quarantine requirements. Individuals aged 13-16 have to present a negative PCR test result obtained 72 hours before boarding.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Romania?

  • For travelers from the EU and Schengen Area — the EU Digital COVID Certificate
  • For travelers outside from the EU and Schengen — please carry your paper documentation with you

What are the most popular flights to Romania?

The most popular flights to Romania are:

What are the biggest international airports in Romania?

Here is a list of the biggest international airports in Romania:

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