Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo

April 8, 2020 Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 8, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. passport agencies have suspended processing and shipping overseas regular passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) until further notice. We will accept and transmit passports when normal operations resume. However, because of public health measures to ...
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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at Arrival of NATO Plane with Medical Equipment

Thank you very much, Defense Minister Ciuca. That was very nice words that you said earlier. I also want to thank the multinational crew of the Heavy Airlift Wing. They left Hungary Saturday morning and they just returned. They have flown for 4 days led by a Colonel from Sweden, a couple of American flag ...
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Ambassador Zuckerman on the Third SAC C-17 Flight to Romania

We are proud that we were able to assist the Government of Romania in transporting much-needed supplies from South Korea to Romania. I would also like to thank the Strategic Airlift Capability team for undertaking this important mission. The Strategic Partnership between the United States and Romania has never been stronger and benefits our peoples ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 7, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: Military Ordinance 7 remains in effect. Commercial flights to and from Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the U.S., the U.K. and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Iran are suspended.  This is in addition to the earlier suspension of commercial flights to and from Italy, Spain, ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 6, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: The Government of Romania has announced Military Ordinance 7, which went into effect on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 23:00. This ordinance suspends commercial flights to and from Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the U.S., the U.K. and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Iran ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 4, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: On April 4, 2020, the Government of Romania announced Military Ordinance 7, which will suspend commercial flights to and from Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the U.S., the U.K. and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Iran for 14 days beginning April 5, 2020 at ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 3, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: International commercial flight options currently exist in Romania. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 2, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: The National Public Health Institute of Romania has announced that the United States will be placed on the Red Zone list of nations affected by COVID-19. Anyone traveling from the United States entering Romania will be subject to an institutional quarantine for 14 ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 2, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: In his remarks on Tuesday , U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated our steadfast commitment to Americans abroad, but emphasized that “all Americans who wish to return home should do so immediately and make arrangements to accomplish that.” He said that the U.S. government cannot guarantee ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (April 1, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: TAROM and Wizz Air continue to offer flights from Bucharest to Amsterdam. British Airways has flights available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to London Heathrow. British Airways does not show any flights after Saturday. From either Amsterdam or London, travelers can then connect ...
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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the American Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Membership Meeting (Virtual)

March 26, 2020, 18:00 CMR Good afternoon. I hope you and your families are all safe and well. Thank you, Ionut, for the wonderful welcome. And thank you to Anca and the entire AmCham team for all their efforts to maintain the powerful leadership demonstrated by this organization at a critical and challenging time. I ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (March 31, 2020) Location:  Romania 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. ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (March 30, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: On 29 March, the Ministry of the Interior published Military Ordinance Number 4. Military Ordinance 4 clarifies movements for persons over 65 years of age. Persons over 65 can leave their homes at any time for medical treatment, but they may not travel ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (March 28, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: Effective immediately, the Government of Turkey has suspended all passenger flights to and from Romania until 17 April 2020. The government of Bucharest has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. All parks in the city are now closed. Visit the local ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (March 27, 2020) Location:  Romania Event: U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements as soon as possible, while flights are still available. British Airways has announced that it plans to schedule several flights from Bucharest ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania (March 26, 2020) Location:  Romania Event:  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  The Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, and Swiss Air) announced that they have suspended flights until April ...
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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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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

March 22, 2020 Location: Romania Event:  The Romanian Minister of Interior Marcel Vela announced Military Ordinance 2, which takes effect March 22 at 10 p.m. local time. Retail establishments, with the exception of pharmacies, establishments that sell food or veterinary products, and cleaning services are closed. A curfew is in place between 10 p.m. and ...
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Response to PRC Disinformation on Origins of COVID-19

Op-ed by Ambassador Zuckerman The celebrated American author Mark Twain once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on.” That statement is especially true in the 21st Century. In today’s age of social media, it has unfortunately become normal to see false information reach a broad ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

March 18, 2020 Location: Romania Event:  Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 and the Presidential Proclamations banning entrance into the United States of foreigners who have been in certain areas in the 14 days prior to proposed entrance, we are proving updated information on which services we are currently providing. The American Citizen Services ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

March 15, 2020 Location: Romania Event:  Romanian Interior Minister Vela announced on March 15 that the National Committee for Special Emergency Situations decided on March 14 that all asymptomatic individuals arriving in Romania through land or air points of entry and originating from or transiting within the previous 14 days any country with at least ...
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Non-Emergency Visa Operations Suspended

Updated: April 02, 2020 09:00 Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of 20 March 2020, the United States Embassy in Romania is suspending routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. The U.S. Embassy is not accepting applications through Renewal by Mail for B1/B2 tourist visas.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as ...
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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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COVID-19 Information

Updated April 1, 2020, 13:00 Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens not to travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Since February 26, 2020, Romania has confirmed 2,460 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. There are 85 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. 12,218 people are quarantined and ...
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