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Coronavirus in Romania

Romania 01-17-2021


691,488 Total Cases
0 New Cases
54,266 Active Cases
17,164 Total Deaths
0 New Deaths
620,058 Recovered

***The data is updated automatically at 02:00 PM.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in the map is updated frequently. This page is intended to be a source of information for those who want to see the evolution of the Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Romania. Also, the page presents the latest preventive and administrative measures taken by the Romanian authorities.

The latest measures adopted by the Romanian authorities to prevent the extension of the COVID-19 in Romania

December 14:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

November 14:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

October 19:

  • Bucharest enters red scenario after Romania’s Capital exceeded 3 infections per thousand inhabitants over the last 14 days;
  • Restaurants, cinemas and theaters close their doors again.

October 15:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

September 15:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

October 19:

  • Bucharest enters red scenario after Romania’s Capital exceeded 3 infections per thousand inhabitants over the last 14 days;
  • Restaurants, cinemas and theaters close their doors again.

October 15:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

September 15:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

August 16:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

August 1:

Because the Romanian authorities lost control of the pandemic, new restrictions are introduced from August 1. Thus, Romania introduces the mandatory wearing of the mask in all public spaces starting from the first day of August.

The measure is to be taken only following justified decisions of the local authorities, which can also take preventive measures for whole areas or regions, such as cities, villages or counties.

July 16:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

June 16:

  • The State of Alert is extended by another 30 days.

June 15:

  • Romania reopens shopping malls, private schools and swimming pools
  • Flights to 17 European countries are allowed: Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, the Swiss Confederation, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.
  • It is allowed to organize events with the participation of several people, both indoors and outdoors.

June 1:

  • Romanians will be allowed to travel freely in the country, without having to state the purpose of their trip when leaving their hometown
  • Romania will reopen the outdoor restaurants
  • Romanians will be allowed to go to the beach
  • International road and railway transport for passengers will also reopen
  • Outdoor events with up to 500 people will be allowed

May 15:

  • Romania replaces the State of Emergency with the State of Alert for 30 days on the Romanian territory
  • The movement of persons is allowed inside the hometowns without a self-written statement
  • Leaving the hometown must be justified by statements from the employer or by self-written statements justifying the purpose of the trip
  • Flights from Romania to Austria, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Spain, the US, Turkey, and Iran will continue to be suspended for another 14 days
  • International bus transport from Romania to Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and Turkey will remain suspended until June 1
  • People who come to Romania from other countries will have to isolate themselves at home
  • Wearing a mask becomes mandatory in public enclosed places
  • Parks will open, except for children’s playgrounds
  • The restaurants and bars will stay closed
  • Schools will remain closed

May 6:

  • Romanian Constitutional Court decided that OUG 34/2020 which increases the amount of fines during the state of emergency is not constitutional.
  • The authorities will still be able to issue fines, but only the ones mentioned by the previous law where the minimum fine was 100 lei and the maximum 5,000 lei for individuals. Also, for legal entities, the minimum was 1,000 lei and the maximum 70,000 lei.

April 27:

  • It is allowed the movement outside of home of people over 65 between 7-11 and 19-22.
  • The suspension measure for flights with Spain is extended by another 14 days.
  • The suspension measure is extended for flights with the USA, UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Iran, Austria for 13 days, starting with May 1, and for France and Germany for another 10 days, starting with May 5.
  • Suspension of flights for Italy until May 14.

April 9:

  • Export/ ban on agri-food products is prohibited/ suspended: wheat, barley, oats, rice, soybeans, but also wheat flour, cake, bakery and pastry products, biscuits, seed oil, sugar.
  • The agri-food markets will remain open for farmers who present a certificate of the agricultural producer.
  • The movement outside of the home of those who carry out commercial fishing and aquaculture and of the beekeepers to and from the location of the beehive is allowed.
  • The movement of persons is allowed for the purchase of vehicles, parts for vehicles and for the repair of cars.

March 30:

  • All the fines for breaking the Military Ordinances are increased. The minimum fine for getting out of your house without a reason is around 400 Euros.
  • The strategic sectors have to ensure at work the isolation of the essential personnel.
  • Suceava city enters compulsory local quarantine, along with other 8 neighboring villages

March 25:

  • General quarantine instated for all citizens
  • All citizens are to have with them, when going outside their houses, compulsory statements regarding where they go and why they are going out. The statements are to be written by hand
  • The sole exceptions to the general isolation are strictly mentioned in the Military Ordinance No.3, such as going to work, when working from home is not possible, taking care of the children or shopping near the house

March 22:

  • Authorities recommend all citizens to stay inside and to go out only in certain cases. When going out, the recommendation is to maintain social distance and to avoid going out in groups more than 3, unless they live under the same roof.
  • Starting from tonight, authorities forbid circulation of vehicles and people during the night, between 22.00-6.00, except for certain emergency situations. The situations are to be written on a self-written statement and to be presented to the authorities when stopped
  • Shopping mall stores are to be closed closed starting today, except for the pharmacies and supermarkets.
  • Dental shops are to be closed starting from today, except for emergency situations.
  • Weddings & funerals are to be organized with no more than 8 people

March 19:

  • The state will pay 75% of the technical unemployment.
  • The ceiling for guaranteeing loans for SMEs increases by 5 billion lei, state-guaranteed loans for investments and working capital.
  • The government will reimburse VAT up to the limit of 9 billion lei.

March 18:

  • The restaurants, bars, hotel’s kitchens and casinos will stay closed during the emergency situation. Home delivery is allowed.
  • All the cultural, sports, entertainment and religious activities, held in closed spaces, are suspended.

March 16:

  • Romanian president declares 30 days of national emergency on the Romanian territory
  • In general, the state of emergency will let the authorities to gradually impose measures to limit the circulation of persons, close some public spaces, but also acquire more easily medical supplies
  • All the measures are to be communicated and instated gradually, only when needed, and in due time by the authorities

March 14:

  • More than 100 cases registered and Romania enters Phase III of fighting COVID-19
  • Hospitals have to consider COVID-19 suspects as priorities
  • Hospitals organize an epidemiological sorting area in front of the main building, where patients will first be checked for temperature
  • No gatherings are allowed for more than 50 persons at a time

March 12:

  • Romania closes the following border crossing points of secondary importance (low traffic):

Hungarian border: Turnu, Săcuieni, Salonta and Valea lui Mihai. Ukrainian border: Sighet. Bulgarian border: Negru Vodă, Lipniţa, Dobromir, Zimnicea, Turnu Măgurele and Bechet. Republic of Moldova: Rădăuţi Prut and Oancea. Also, the Serbian authorities closed, at Serbian border: Porţile de Fier 2 , Moldova Nouă, Foieni, Lunga, Vâlcani, Drobeta Turnu Severin and Naidăş.

March 11:

  • Romania enters officially in PHASE II of the COVID-19 preventive measures, as the number of the infected persons exceeded 25 persons.
  • No gathering or event allowed with more than 100 persons
  • Companies and institutions who have more than 100 employees have to adopt a differentiated working schedule for their employees.
  • PHASE II measures are instated up to the moment when in Romania there will be registered 100 infected persons.
  • PHASE II measures aim at DELAYING the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and to prepare the hospitals for PHASE III and PHASE IV

March 10:

  • The education process was suspended temporarily in the school units from pre-school, secondary, high school, post-secondary and professional education, from March 11 to 22, with the possibility of extending this measure, depending on the situation.
  • The suspension of road passenger transport for all routes to and from Italy was approved. The measure is valid from today, March 10 until March 31, 2020
  • Also, from March 12 until March 31, rail transport to and from Italy is suspended.

March 8:

  • Starting with March 8, 2020, public or private events with more than 1000 participants are prohibited in open or closed spaces,
  • The Romanian Football Federation has stopped organizing football games with spectators for all the competitions it organizes.

The measures recommended by the Romanian Government in the context of the new type of coronavirus:

  1. Wash your hands often;
  2. Avoid contact with people who are suspected of acute respiratory infections;
  3. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands;
  4. Cover your mouth and nose if you sneeze or cough;
  5. Do not take antiviral drugs or antibiotics unless prescribed by your doctor;
  6. Clean all surfaces with chlorine or alcohol based disinfectants;
  7. Use the protective mask only if you suspect that you are sick or if you are assisting the sick person;
  8. “MADE IN CHINA” products or packages received from China are not dangerous;
  9. Call 112 if you have a fever, cough or have returned from China or quarantine areas in Europe for at least 14 days;
  10. Pets do not transmit coronavirus.