This country in the Balkans has so much to offer. You can choose to visit the seaside, the laid back countryside, the panoramic mountains, all while experiencing the rich Romanian culture.
The good news is Romania officially reopened its borders for tourism as of July 7, 2020. Romania is welcoming travelers from many countries!
Who Can Travel To Romania?
We are going to separate them into two lists: the EU nations and the third-party nations outside of the European Union.
Here’s the list of the EU nation Green Zone that can visit Romania:
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Here’s the third-party Green Zone that can visit Romania:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
Yellow Zone Countries
Apart from the Green Zone countries listed above, Romania also has a list of Yellow Zone Countries. Some examples are Portugal, Sweden, Serbia, etc. These countries are in the EU/EEA or part of the approved third-party list suggested by the EU but have higher case numbers than the Green Zone nations.
All Yellow Zone country is still permitted to enter Romania as long as they have no symptoms, but they are required to quarantine for 14-days.
The Romanian Government stated that: “The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving on an international journey
from countries/areas with high epidemiological risk and have the right to enter the national territory, respectively:
Roman citizens, citizens of the Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area or
of the Swiss Confederation, or to persons falling within one of the exceptions provided for by
GD no. 553 / 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) – l).”
It means more countries outside the EU have been added to Romania’s Yellow Zone. However, the countries listed below are only granted entry into Romania with mandatory 14-day quarantine. Also if they are essential travelers.
These countries are:
Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kos.ovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Moldavia, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Maarten, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, and United States Virgin Islands.
What Are The Testing And Quarantine Rules For Romania?
Asymptomatic travelers coming from any of the Green Zone countries are not required for testing and quarantine.
Asymptomatic travelers coming from the Yellow Zone countries are required for a 14-day quarantine.
What Are The Other Entry Requirements?
All travelers are required to wear masks at the airport and all other indoor public places and a valid travel health insurance that covers COVID-19.
What’s Open in Romania?
- Hotels, museums, cultural sites, and tourist attractions
- Grocery stores, pharmacies, shops, do-it-yourself stores, garden centers, hair salons, and shopping malls
- Restaurants that offer take-out food (walk-through or drive-through)
- Restaurants and cafes that can offer open-air table service
- The tentative date for re-opening indoor dining facilities is August 16
Have Flights Resumed to Romania?
The answer is yes. Bucharest can be pretty busy accepting many flights from many European cities. Here are some airlines that offer the most selection for direct flights into Bucharest:
- Blue Air