Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 11, 2020)

Location:  Romania

Event: The Government of Romania (GOR) issued Military Ordinance 8, which revised travel restrictions, agricultural measures, and healthcare requirements under the state of emergency. An English language version of the ordinance is here (.PDF file, unknown size). A Romanian language version of the ordinance is here (.PDF file, unknown size).

Ordinance 8 permits movement outside the home to purchase vehicles, spare parts and auto repair services. The flight ban with Spain was extended through April 28, with exceptions for state-owned aircraft, cargo flights, humanitarian and medical flights. Cross-border workers from Hungary will not be required to enter quarantine if they are asymptomatic and live within 30km of the border. The measure also exempts personnel involved in medical, scientific, economic, and national security activities related to COVID-19 response from quarantine measures upon arrival in Romania. Farmer’s markets will remain open through the state of emergency and the GOR relaxed movement restrictions for certain commercial fishing and agricultural activities. The GOR will prohibit the export of most cereal crops during the state of emergency. The ordinance prohibited disruptions or suspensions of social services at residential care and assisted living centers, senior centers, and other care services for vulnerable populations.

Commercial flights are suspended through April 20 to and from most European connections (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium) as well as Turkey. TAROM suspended international and domestic service through May 1. Wizz Air still operates flights to Lisbon, Malmo, Stockholm, and Oslo. Additional one-time flights are available when demand is sufficient to support a flight but they occur with little to no notice.

Please continue to monitor all security alerts from the U.S. Embassy and obey all ordinances currently put in place by the Romanian government. The latest updates from the Romanian Ministry of Interior are available here.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania
B-dul Dr. Liviu Librescu, nr 4-6
Section 1, 014118, Bucuresti
Embassy website:

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444