You want to visit a country and it’s almost impossible to keep up to date with the changes? You have created for you a travel requirements to romania Guide, up to date as February 2022.
Most of the information online referring to travel to Romania are either in romanian (of course) or not up to date.
Travel Requirements to Romania 2022
First you do need a valid passport. Then you do need a Romanian Visa (if you are traveling from a non-Schengen State). Check if you local Romanian Embassy in your country to see the entry requirements.
If you do have a Schengen Visa you do can enter Romania as long as it is with 2 or multiple entries.
Before February 2022, on each Thursday a list of countries were classified as Red, Yellow and Green depending on their covid cases 7 days incidences. Based on that number and depending on your vaccination status we were supposed to be quarantined on arrival or not. No longer the case! Beginning of 1st February the “Semafor” List is gone and all countries are the same level!
What does matters now is the vaccination status of the tourist traveling to Romania.
Travel to Romania Quarantine
From 1st of February 2022 the entry rules to Romania have been changed dramatically – especially due to the Omicron variant which does makes the Covid more light (of course that depends on your vaccin, age or comorbidities). From 1st of February 2022 you must quarantine in Romania only if you are not vaccinated or don’t have a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours!
The quarantine has been shortened from 10 days to only 5 days for those who visit Romania and are NOT vaccinated or PCR tested. To be honest I don’t know if you will be allowed to board on a plane this days without a negative PCR test!
Traveling to Romania can be a bit challenging (except for the big cities) because of a languages baries. We do recommend going with a local travel agency in Romania.
Travel to Romania – Free of Quarantine.
You can come to Romania and visit this beautiful country if you have a Covid Certificate of Covid Pass.
The COVID certificate must certify:
Vaccination (for which at least 10 days have elapsed since the completion of the complete scheme) or
having the covid disease in the last 180 days;
a negative PCR test performed no later than 72 hours before embarkation on your flight to Romania!
Traveling with kids?
Children under the age of 12 are exempt from quarantine and from being required to present a COVID certificate (vaccination or PCR Test)
Passenger Locator Form – A MUST!
All passengers arriving in Romania are required to complete a digital Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before arriving in the country. It can be downloaded here. Without it you can not enter Romania and even if can be uploaded after 24h of arrival in Romania, the fines are quite high!
Restriction in Romania during Covid Pandemic
Even if in Romania the Covid cases and the deaths are quite high, the restriction were not as severe as other countries in Europe or Southeast Asia. Even if there were strict on paper it lacked the implementation of it. Covid was in Romanian maily a political issue and no one really cared about people lives (excerpts for the doctors)
Restaurants and hotels were never closed (except for a very short period) and Covid Pass (the vaccination certificated) was only verified at the begging. In main touristic spots (hotels, restaurants), they do check it) but if you do go in the rural area no one really cares about it!
Compared with other European countries you can enter a restaurant in Romania with an Antigen Test as well. Several European countries do only accept only the vaccination Pass!
So as long as you are vaccination it would be very easy and quite cheap in this times to travel to Romania!