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Romania Lifts All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

The Romanian government has announced that all restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 will no longer be applied.

According to a press release from the Romanian Ministry of Interior, the requirement to submit documents, restrictions and prohibitions related to COVID-19 such as closed border crossing points, the obligation to wear protective masks, organizing gatherings, concerts, sporting events, and working from home in an effort to protect public health, will not It is implemented in Romanian territory, reports.

More specifically, the Romanian-Hungarian borders, including Carei, Satu, and Mare, and the Romanian-Bulgarian borders, Lipnita, Dobromoit and Constanta, are open to all travelers, including Americans, from March 9.

“I thank the Romanians for the responsibility they have shown because they understood and respected the rules of health protection and chose to vaccinate, thus limiting the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Together we managed to overcome difficult moments, and this attempt will give us the strength to overcome,” said the Minister of Internal Affairs, Nikolai Lucien Bude. All the challenges that the future holds for us.

In other words, from March 9, travelers arriving in Romania are exempted from submitting a pre-departure test, a test on arrival or after arrival, proof of vaccination, quarantine requirements, or a classification of travelers based on the epidemiological situation of their country of origin.

However, the requirement to submit a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) to the Romanian authorities still applies, and non-compliance can be fined up to €608.

After Bulgaria, Romania is the second least vaccinated province in the European Union, with 41.8 percent of the entire population vaccinated against the virus, representing only eight million people.

The country of nearly 20 million people has recorded 2,781,086 positive cases with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. As the World Health Organization (WHO) data reveals, the country recorded about 32,309 positive cases in the past seven days. Moreover, since March 2020, 64,094 people have died due to the fallout from COVID-19, 488 of them were reported in the past week.

The number of COVID-19 infections in Romania reached 5,461 on Tuesday, relatively lower than the 40,018 cases recorded at the beginning of February.

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With the exception of Romania, other EU countries such as Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Ireland and Hungary have lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, including the requirement to present a vaccination, recovery or test certificate upon entry.

This decision is expected to boost the tourism sector, which was severely affected by the epidemic, as billions of dollars in losses were recorded.

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