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Romania Imposes Quarantine Requirements for Arrivals From Austria, Belgium & Greece

Travelers from Austria, Belgium and Greece will be subject to quarantine rules when planning to enter Romania, as the latter’s authorities have placed these countries on the red list, which includes areas considered highly affected by the spread of the Corona virus.

This decision was confirmed by Romania’s National Emergency Committee (CNSU) and came after an assessment of the current epidemiological situation in other countries, reports.

Romania’s Red List consists of countries in which the cumulative rate of novel coronavirus cases is higher or equal to three out of every 100 in the past two weeks; Therefore, travelers from red-listed areas are required to follow the mandatory two-week quarantine requirements even if they submit a negative result for any coronavirus test.

At the same time, Israel and Palestine were moved from the red list to the yellow list, which includes countries with medium risk in terms of the COVID-19 situation; Therefore, arrivals from these regions will be subject to more moderate entry requirements when planning to enter the Balkan country.

The yellow list includes regions with a cumulative rate of new COVID-19 infections between 1.5 and 3 per 1,000 population over the past two weeks. The authorities in Romania clarified that travelers from the countries included in the yellow list are required to submit a negative PCR test result, no older than 72 hours. If they do not follow these requirements, they must follow the mandatory two-week quarantine requirements.

Authorities in Romania have also revealed that Iceland and Azerbaijan have been added to the yellow list. Both countries were previously part of the Green List, which consists of countries considered safe in terms of a COVID-19 case.

Travelers from green-listed regions are allowed to enter Romania without having to follow testing and self-isolation requirements.

Authorities in Romania continue to classify other countries into green, yellow and red groups, based on the rate of coronavirus infection, although they have decided not to follow the “EU Traffic Lights” map, which is also used to classify other countries based on the COVID-19 situation.

However, the Romanian government has made it clear that fully vaccinated people who hold a valid vaccination document are exempt from entry rules such as testing and quarantine requirements.

Based on data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 15,34942 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Romania, and 43,844 people have died since the beginning of the epidemic.

The same source shows that in the past 24 hours, the country recorded a total of 15,410 new cases of COVID-19 and 357 deaths.

Due to the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, based on figures provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Romania is now part of the dark red category; Therefore, ECDC strongly discourages travel to this country, especially for people who have not finished immunization or those who have not recovered from the disease.

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