Romanian authorities have updated the list of countries where travelers are obliged to go into quarantine when they arrive in Romania due to a high number of coronavirus cases in the countries they come from
The National Committee for Emergency Situations on Monday added six regions in Spain to the “yellow list:” Aragon, Catalonia, Navarra, the Madrid region, the Balearic Islands, and the Basque country.
These are regions where there are more new cases of Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants than in Romania.
Arrivals from these regions will need to spend a fortnight in quarantine.
Romania reported 17, 275 new Covid-19 cases in the first fortnight of August, while Spain had 40,233 from July 30 to August 13. Most cases were around the capital, Madrid.
The Strategic Communication Group said that while arrivals need to spend a fortnight in quarantine starting August 18, flights would not be suspended to and from the regions.
Other countries on the “yellow list”are the U.S., Luxembourg, Moldova, Malta, Israel, Argentina and Brazil.
At the beginning of 2019, there were an estimated 580,000 Romanians living in Spain. Many moved there with their families for better-paid jobs.