Travelers from 65 countries will need to show a negative Covid test to enter Romania starting next week.
International travelers and Romanians will need to show evidence of negative test taken in 72 hours before departure to enter Romania from next Friday.
The government confirmed the start date of February 12 at midnight.
Children who are under three, heavy truck drivers, diplomats, and people who have receive the booster dose of Covid-19 at least ten days before will be exempt from the requirement, the National Committee for Emergency Situations said.
Travelers from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, the UK, Belgium and U.S. are among the high-risk countries on the list.
Travelers from the ‘yellow zones’ however, will need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, except for people who are staying less than 72 hours who just need to produce a negative test.
Romania imposed restrictions to limit the spread of the virus in November which have largely been successful, but authorities warn cases could rise again if people fail to wear masks or disregard social distancing measures.
Romania posted 2,668 new cases on Thursday and 75 Covid19-related deaths. The number of severely ill patients in intensive care units has fallen below 1,000 for the past week.
There have been fewer than 3,000 single-day cases for weeks, a drop from December figures.
There are fears that people arriving in Romania from high-risk areas will import and spread coronavirus variants.