Romania’s government says people traveling to Romania from France, Spain and the UK will have to enter a 14-day quarantine starting this week as they have higher numbers of Covid-19 cases than Romania.
The government published a list of 31 countries Monday evening which “a raised epidemiological risk” or more cases per 100,000 residents than Romania.
Romania has seen a spike in cases in the last fortnight after schools reopened and the country held municipal elections. Authorities are concerned that visitors from high-risk countries will spread the virus even faster.
Travelers from the countries on their list will have to enter quarantine if they stay more than three days in Romania starting October 7. They can skip quarantine if they stay less than three days or show a negative Covid-19 test that was carried out no more than 48 hours (two days) before entry.
People who enter quarantine can exit the period of self-isolation after 10 days if they take a SARS-CoV-2 test in the eighth day of their stay and have no symptoms connected to the virus, such as a fever or a cough.
Other countries on the “yellow zone” list include Israel, the U.S, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium and neighboring Moldova.