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You will need to quarantine for 10 days unless you've been fully vaccinated in the UK*, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK, you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

Romania Travel Restrictions

Updated:

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Reviewed:

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Who can travel to

Romania

?

Foreign Nationals, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Business Travellers, EU Citizens, Permanent Residence Holders

Accepted tests for entry

PCR, Vaccination (2 Doses)

Test window

72 hours

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Romania COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Romania

?

Foreign Nationals, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Business Travellers, EU Citizens, Permanent Residence Holders

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is required, except for children younger than 3 years old.

Test Requirements

PCR, Vaccination (2 Doses)

Test window

72 hours

Result format

Print, Digital

Quarantine required and quarantine length

Yes

14 days

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Can You Travel To Romania?

The UK in on Romania’s "Red List". Travellers arriving from the UK must have either:

  • proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19
  • or proof that they have recovered between 14 and 90 days before arriving in Romania.
    Travellers with a negative RT-PCR test (completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently), will be exempt from the requirement to quarantine, provided they leave Romania within 72 hours of arrival, otherwise they will be expected to quarantine for fourteen days. Some exemptions for quarantine exist for vaccinated passengers (see relevant FAQ), certain business travel, children, and others.

These restrictions do not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in Romania, who will need to show proof of residency to re-enter Romania.

  • Due to the recent decrease in COVID-19 cases, the Government of Romania announced new relaxation measures. The new restrictions generally increase capacity and participant limits for public and private events, restaurants and resorts, and other entertainment activities. In general, events and venues may accommodate clients at full capacity if all participants are vaccinated. Otherwise, the measures reflect a gradual relaxation of restrictions. They include the following:
    • Masks are no longer mandatory in closed workplaces if the maximum number in a location is five vaccinated people.
    • People not of the same family may walk in groups of eight people, as opposed to six.
    • Private events (weddings, baptisms, and birthdays) may accommodate a maximum of 70 guests outdoor, 50 guests indoor, or unlimited guests if those attending are all vaccinated.
    • Restaurants and cafés may open between 0500-2400 at 70% capacity or full capacity if all guests are vaccinated.
    • Gyms and fitness facilities may open at 70% capacity with seven meters distance between clients or full capacity if all clients are vaccinated. In certain localities with low incident rates, masks may not be required.

The Passenger Locator Form can be found here: https://chestionar.stsisp.ro/start

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Travelling To Romania FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Romania

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Romania, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted. If you have been vaccinated, Romania will accept this as proof.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Romania

?

Romania accepts vaccination as an entry requirement and so you may not need to provide a PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate. However, to ensure that you and the people you meet when travelling are safe, we always recommend taking a PCR or Antigen test before travel.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Romaniais currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days. If you would like the opportunity to leave quarantine early, you can also book a Test to Release test. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Romania is currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. However, because you have both vaccinations, you can return to the UK and only take a Day 2 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will not need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days (unless you test positive). Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Romania

with a double vaccination certificate?

Romania accepts vaccination as an entry requirement and so you may not need to provide a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Romania

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Romania is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Romania, you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

For all countries, including Romania, you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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