Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (March 31, 2020)
Event: U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States should arrange for their immediate return while commercial departure options remain available. Otherwise, U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline directly.
Many airlines have cancelled or significantly reduced international flights. TAROM suspended flights to and from Istanbul, and both KLM and the Lufthansa Group have suspended flights into and out of Bucharest. Some flights out of Bucharest remain available through TAROM, Wizz Air, and British Airways.
On March 30, 2020, the Government of Romania issued two new Military Ordinances limiting movement and travel options for persons in-country. Military Ordinance Number 5 (.PDF file, unkown size, in Romanian) extends the suspension of flights to and from Spain and Italy and imposes criminal liabilities and fines for those who do not comply with quarantine and home isolation requirements. Military Ordinance Number 6 (.PDF file, unkown size, in Romanian) imposes quarantine measures for the city of Suceava and surrounding areas, including limitations on transportation into and out of the region. Information about these and other ordinances may be found on the Ministry of Interior’s website here.
Actions to Take:
- Arrange for immediate return to your country of residence using whatever commercial means are available, if you are not prepared to remain in-country indefinitely.
- Visit the Otopeni “Henri Coanda” International Airport website for a schedule of departing flights and check with airlines for updated information about your travel plans.
- 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 U.S.
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