Information on formalities through border crossing points during the alert period

In regards to the end of the emergency state in which we were until 14.05.2020, the Romanian Border Police continues to apply measures for prevention and control of the spread of the SarsCov-2 virus in the border crossing points, together with the other authorities with responsibilities in the field.

Thus, the situation of road users will continue to be closely monitored from entering the country, and at border crossing points (road, sea and airport) checks will be made for all persons who show up at the entrance into the country and arrive from an international trip, according to the list updated by the National Institute of Public Health ( 05-2020 / file).During this period, the border formalities follow the same procedure in the sense that, in addition to the specific control upon entry into the country, the persons are taken over by the representatives of the Public Health Directorate to complete a personal liability statement and perform epidemiological triage to establish mandatory isolation measures in their homes or institutionalized quarantine.

Starting with 15.05.2020, for all persons coming to Romania from abroad, the measure of quarantine / isolation at home together with the family / relatives with whom they live together is instituted, and for those who do not have the possibility to meet the conditions for the above mentioned measure or requests this in order not to expose their family, it is possible to opt for the measure of institutionalized quarantine, in specially designated spaces provided by the authorities. 

The following categories of persons are exempted from these measures:

  • drivers of  vehicles transporting goods with a maximum authorized capacity of more than 2.4 tons;
  •  Members of the European Parliament, parliamentarians and staff belonging to the national system of defense of public order and national security;
  •  aircraft pilots and flight crew;
  • locomotive drivers and railway staff;
  • seafarers disembarking from inland waterway vessels sporting the Romanian flag ,in a Romanian port, and not showing symptoms associated with COVID-19, provided that the employers provide the certificate for international transport workers and t personal protective equipment against COVID-19, while traveling from the ship to the location where they can be contacted between voyages;
  •  cross-border workers who, upon entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova do not show symptoms associated with COVID-19;
  •  employees of the Romanian economic operators who perform works, according to the concluded contracts, outside the Romanian territory, upon returning to the country if they do not show symptoms associated with COVID-19 and prove the contractual relations with the beneficiary outside the national territory;
  • the representatives of the foreign companies that have subsidiaries / branches / representations on the national territory, if at the entrance on the Romanian territory they do not present associated symptoms COVID-19 and prove the contractual relations with the economic entities on the national territory;
  • persons entering Romania for the provision of activities of use, installation, commissioning, maintenance, service of medical equipment and technology, as well as equipment in the fields of science, economics, defense, public order and national security, if they do not show symptoms associated COVID-19 and prove the contractual relations with the beneficiary / beneficiaries on the Romanian territory.
  • members of diplomatic missions, consular offices and other diplomatic missions accredited in Bucharest, holders of diplomatic passports, staff assimilated to diplomatic staff, as well as members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps of Romania and holders of diplomatic and service passports, if upon entering Romania shows no SARS-CoV-2-associated symptoms.
  • employees of the national system of public order defense and national security who return to Romania from missions performed abroad, if at the entry into Romania they do not show symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2.

A cross-border worker is a person who proves that he or she lives and works within a radius of 30 km on either side of the state border, calculated from the nearest border crossing point open to person traffic, and who return home at least once a week. 

Furthermore, it is forbidden to enter the territory of Romania, through the state border crossing points, of foreign citizens and stateless persons. The following foreign nationals are exempt from these provisions:

  • family members of Romanian citizens;
  •  family members of citizens of other EU member states. or of the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation, with residence in Romania;
  •  persons holding a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to a residence permit issued by the authorities, or a document equivalent to them issued by the authorities of other states, according to EU law;
  • persons traveling in the professional interest, proven by visa, residence permit or other equivalent document;
  •  diplomatic or consular personnel, personnel of international organizations, military personnel or personnel who can provide humanitarian aid;
  • passengers in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection;
  • passengers traveling for imperative reasons;
  •  people in need of international protection or other humanitarian reasons. 

The activity through the following state border crossing points remains temporarily, totally or partially suspended, as follows:

At the Romanian-Hungarian border:

  •  Turnu, Arad County (except for the movement of cross-border workers);
  • Salonta, Bihor county - railway and road (except for the movement of cross-border road workers);
  •  Săcuieni, Bihor county (except for the movement of cross-border workers);
  •  Valea lui Mihai, Bihor county - railway and road (except for rail freight traffic);
  • Carei, Satu Mare county.

At the Romanian-Bulgarian border:

  • Negru Vodă, Constanța County;
  • Lipnița, Constanța County;
  • Dobromir, Constanța County;
  • Zimnicea, Teleorman County;
  • Turnu Măgurele, Teleorman County;
  • Bechet, Dolj County (except for freight traffic).

At the Romanian-Ukrainian border:

  • Sighetu Marmației, Maramureșv county;
  • Isaccea, Tulcea county.

At the Romanian-Moldavian border:

  • Rădăuți-Prut, Botoșani county;
  • Oancea, Galați county;

At the Romania-Serbia:

  • Portile de Fier II, Mehedinți County;
  •  Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Mehedinți county (except for freight traffic);
  •  Orșova, Mehedinți county;
  •  New Moldova, Caraş-Severin County;
  •  Naidăș, Caraș-Severin County;
  •  Vălcani, Timiș County;
  • Stamora-Moravița, Timiș County - railway (except for freight traffic);
  • Lunga, Timiș County;
  •  Foeni, Timiș County;
  •  Jimbolia, Timiș County - railway (except for freight traffic).

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

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