COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Romania (12 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Non-essential travel to Romania is temporarily restricted for non-EU/EEA/ Swiss Confederation nationals (third state nationals). Family members of Romanian nationals and residents may be exempted from this requirement for entry to Romania. The complete list of exemptions applicable to third state nationals may be found here.

  • Temporary restrictions on non-essential travel may be lifted for certain countries in keeping with the periodic list updated by the European Council. The updated list of third state countries for which travel restrictions may be lifted may be found here.
    Travellers may also consult the European Commission’s webpage called Re-open EU for more information regarding travel restrictions throughout Europe.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • Yes

  • Travellers can transit through the country.

Test on Arrival Required

  • No

  • There is no mandatory test on arrival.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes

  • Travellers from high-risk countries need to present a negative PCR test result for SARS-Cov-2, performed no more than 72 hours before departure to Romania. Children under 3 years of age are exempt from the testing obligation. The list of high-risk countries is periodically updated and can be found here.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • A 10-day quarantine applies to all travellers from high-risk countries who present a pre-arrival COVID-19 negative test result. A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers from high-risk areas that do not present a negative COVID-19 certificate from an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure to Romania.

  • Travellers confirmed positive for COVID-19 virus infection in the last 90 days before entry into the country will be exempt from quarantine requirements. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or examination that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

  • Travellers who will remain in Romania for less than 72 hours and present a negative test for COVID-19, conducted no more than 72 hours before entering the national territory, are also exempt from the obligation to quarantine.

  • The quarantine must be observed at the person's home, at a declared location or, if needed, at a dedicated area designated by the authorities.

  • Based on the above restrictions, travellers must be prepared to spend between 0 and 14 days in quarantine depending on their origin of travel and other entry conditions.

Entry Form Required

  • Yes

  • Travellers are required to fill an entry form here.

Vaccination Required

  • No

  • Vaccination is not mandatory for entry to Romania.

  • Travellers arriving in Romania from permitted destinations that have been fully vaccinated from COVID-19 have been exempt from quarantine. However, they have to show evidence that they've had two doses of the vaccine to avoid mandatory isolation.

Insurance Required

  • No

  • Insurance is not mandatory.

Airline restrictions

  • Moderate

  • International and domestic commercial passenger flights are operating.

Border restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Eligible travellers can enter via land or air borders.

Curfew restrictions

  • Significant

  • The state of alert has been extended until 13 May. All ongoing restrictions will remain in force.

  • A nationwide curfew is in place from 22:00 to 05:00. Movement within this period is permitted only for work, medical assistance or to buy medicine, caretaking responsibilities, or for travel by plane/train/coach. Curfew measures may vary at the local level, and details on the same can be accessed at this link.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Protective face masks and physical distancing of 1.5 metres are mandatory in closed public spaces, workplaces, and public transportation.

  • A maximum of six people may gather.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Public and private transportation is operating with strict guidelines.

  • Non-essential travel is not allowed during curfew hours. Travel is allowed for work, medical assistance or buying medicine, caretaking responsibilities, or to catch a plane, train, or coach transport.

  • Information about the localities placed under lockdown can be found on the website of the Romanian Ministry of Interior.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Stores will only open from 05:00 to 21:00, with the exception of food delivery, pharmacies, and gas stations.

  • Small commercial centres, cleaners, and stores with direct access to the outside are open.

  • Indoor markets and fairs are closed.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Hotels and accommodations are open with social distancing measures in place.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Restaurants are open, however, local restrictions may apply.

  • In Bucharest, restaurants are closed, however, restaurants in hotels will continue to operate.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes with restrictions

  • Cafes and clubs are open, however, must close by 21:00.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes

  • Beaches are open.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • Yes

  • Museums will open under strict prevention measures. Wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing norms are required.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Beauty salons are open under strict prevention measures. Wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing norms are required.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • Religious services can be conducted outdoors only.

Events allowed?

  • No with exceptions

  • Public and private events or parties are banned

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Masks covering the mouth and nose are mandatory nationwide in indoor and outdoor public areas for individuals aged five and above.


  • Dental offices have opened, along with routine health care by appointment.

  • Parks are open, however, playgrounds are not.

  • In Bucharest, indoor theatres and bars are closed.

  • Only professional athletes will be allowed in sports facilities, and sports competitions will not be permitted.

  • Daycare and nursery schools are allowed to reopen under certain rules and regulations.

  • The easing of measures will not apply to areas where there are a high number of COVID-19 cases.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.