Border traffic on 20th of January, 2023

On 20th of January, 2023, through the border crossing points at the level of the entire country, approximately 165.900 persons, Romanian and foreign citizens, with over 47.600 means of transport, went through the control formalities (both on the way in and on the way out of the country).

On the way to Romania, there were 67.460 people, of which 6.985 were ukrainian citizens. Thus, starting with 10th of February, 2022 (pre-conflict period), until 20th of January, 2023, at 24.00, at national level, 3.362.579 Ukrainian citizens entered Romania.

Furthermore, the border control at the entrance to Romania through the border crossing points is carried out efficiently, in accordance with the provisions of the national and community legislation, the Border Police working at the maximum capacity allowed by the infrastructure of the crossing points.

Information on the situation of border points open to international traffic can be found on the online traffic application which can be accessed at

Regarding the specific activities, in the areas of competence - the crossing points and the "green border" - the border guards found:

  • 67 illegal acts (41 crimes and 26 contraventions) committed by both Romanian and foreign citizens;
  • the value of the applied contravention fines amounts to over 40.100 lei;
  • undeclared goods (which were to be introduced illegally in the country were discovered, independently or in collaboration with other institutions), which exceeded the customs ceiling allowed or suspected to be counterfeit, in a total value of approximately 788.300 lei;
  • 39 foreign citizens were not allowed to enter the country, who did not meet the conditions provided by law, and also 19 Romanian citizens were not allowed to leave for various legal reasons.

The Border Police acts in an integrated system with the other institutions with attributions in the field, in order to achieve an operative exchange of data and information for the efficient management of the cases.

We ask citizens to get information only from official sources.

The Romanian Border Police s the specialized state institution which carries out the attributions appertaining to it and referring to the surveillance and control of the crossing of the state border ... read more