COVID-19 entry restrictions for Romania

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Romania’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

There is widespread military activity in Ukraine. Although Romania shares and land and sea border with Ukraine the situation there remains normal.

The FCDO advises against all travel to Ukraine. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Romania.

If you are entering Romania from Ukraine, see Safety and Security for more information and Entry Requirements for information on entry requirements for Romania.

The Ukraine Scheme explains how evacuees from Ukraine can apply for entry to the UK. Please note that Ukraine passport holders no longer need to attend in person appointments at the Visa Application Centre in order to submit their biometric details. Everyone else will need to book an appointment online and have the appropriate paperwork ready before arriving at the Visa Application Centre in Bucharest.

The state of alert in Romania ended at midnight on 9 March. All restrictions related to COVID-19 were withdrawn, although mask-wearing is still encouraged. See Coronavirus

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Most visits to Romania are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Romania, read the Living in Romania guide in addition to this travel advice.

Terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.