Romania has completely lifted all entrance and domestic restrictions for both citizens and visitors from the rest of the world. The modification to the standard is effective as of March 9.
The elimination of these requirements implies that tourists entering Romania, regardless of their vaccination status, will no longer be required to provide a Covid-19 test, a vaccine certificate, or to self-isolate at their accommodation for a period of five days.
Face coverings are no longer required in open or indoor settings, and the “Green Pass” is no longer required for entry into the nation, admission to restaurants, bars, and shopping malls, or attendance at scientific, artistic, sports, or recreational activities.
Nonetheless, officials have urged residents to have it on hand in case it is required in adjacent countries in the future.
A press statement issued on March 8 said that “all prohibitions, as well as the restriction or prohibition of specific acts as stipulated in the abovementioned normative act,” will be removed beginning at midnight.
The prohibition on holding events and the restriction on the number of people who might congregate were also repealed.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the administration said that tourists would no longer be required to complete the country’s Passenger Locator Form (PLF), but that decision was overturned the following day.
“As for the PLF, it will continue to be required until GEO 129/2021 is abolished. On Wednesday, government spokesperson Dan Cărbunaru said that anyone who enter Romania “must finish the process.”
Fines of up to USD 669.57 may be imposed for noncompliance with the law.
Prior to March 8, passengers had just 24 hours to complete their PLF prior to boarding their flight to depart. They will now be able to submit their information up to 72 hours before their scheduled arrival in Romania.
Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca issued a warning, stating that “the virus has not yet been eliminated,” and emphasized the necessity of continuing to follow public health recommendations.
Face masks should be used in all indoor venues, as well as in congested open spaces and when traveling by public transportation, according to Health Minister Alexandru Rafila.
4,176 new illnesses and 62 coronavirus-related fatalities have been reported in the previous 24 hours, according to health authorities.
Although Romania has 19 million residents, only 41.8 percent of the population has received the recommended vaccinations as of today.