Security Alert – Drifting Mines in the Black Sea

Location:  Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Black Sea, Azov Sea Event:  Drifting Mines in the Black Sea There are confirmed reports of an undetermined number of drifting mines in the western Black Sea, at least four of which Turkish and Romanian authorities have intercepted.  Drifting mines pose a hazard to commercial and passenger vessels. The State …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Currently, there has been no change in the security situation in Romania. If you are aware of U.S. citizens seeking to depart Ukraine, please call +1-606-260-4379 (from overseas) or +1-833-741-2777 (from the U.S.) for immediate assistance. If you are a U.S. citizen in …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: June 14, 2022 *** Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country.  Of note, CDC’s …

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Travel Advisory: Romania – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Romania due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Romania due to COVID-19.    Improved conditions have been reported in Romania.  Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Romania.  Read the  country information page .   If you decide to travel …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Location:  Romania Event: Romania remains in an extended 30-day state of alert, which began June 17.  After a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Government of Romania announced that relaxation measures previously scheduled for July 1 would be postponed due to scientific and technical data showing a rise in COVID-19 cases.  The government also adopted additional …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Location:  Romania Event:  The Romanian Minister of Interior announced Military Ordinance 3, which takes effect March 25 at noon local time.  Under this ordinance, citizens 65 and older are only allowed to leave home between 1100 and 1300 and even then, their activities are restricted to shopping, medical assistance, caring for a minor or elder …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. …

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Passport and Visa Services During Lapse in Appropriations

All routine and emergency Consular and visa services at the U.S. Embassy, Bucharest will continue during the lapse in appropriations. Applicants with appointments should appear at their scheduled time. This website will not be regularly updated until full operations resume, with the exception of emergency safety and security information.‎

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