Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (June 3, 2021)
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.
- Foreign citizens may enter Romania but are subject to quarantine requirements, unless they present testing, vaccination, or proof of recovery requirements.
The full decision can be found on the Romanian Ministry of Interior’s website here.
Alerts and advisories
The Embassy’s highest priority remains supporting U.S. citizens in Romania. Romania remains in a nationwide state of alert. The U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel for Romania. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Romania.
Please continue to monitor all security alerts from the U.S. Embassy and obey all ordinances imposed by the Government of Romania. The latest updates and further details on the state of alert are available on the Romanian Ministry of Interior’s website here.
Foreign citizens may enter Romania but are subject to quarantine requirements, unless they present testing, vaccination, or proof of recovery requirements. Regulations continue to change so before traveling to Romania, please consult your airline as well as the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (here) or in the country of your departure for entry requirements. You may also visit the Ministry of Interior’s website here (Romanian language only), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website here, or the Romanian Border Police’s website here for additional details on entry requirements. For quarantine requirements, travelers may consult the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) for a list of affected countries.
Please see our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 Information where we continually update information.
Actions to take
- Review and follow country restrictions.
- Check with airlines and visit the Otopeni “Henri Coanda” International Airport website for updated information about your travel plans.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and to ensure you can be located in an emergency.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and the CDC’s latest recommendations on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 Information on conditions in Romania.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania
B-dul Dr. Liviu Librescu, nr 4-6
Section 1, 014118, Bucuresti
Embassy website: ro.usembassy.gov
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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