Romanian authorities have updated the ‘yellow list’ which refers to restrictions placed on travelers from countries and states with more Covid-19 cases than Romania.
Starting February 15, arrivals from 67 countries and states will need to show a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours before arrival in Romania. Romania will also extend a state of alert for another month on Monday a measure to limit the spread of the virus.
Those that don’t have the test will be required to quarantine for 14 days, the National Committee for Emergency Sitauions said on Thursday.
There will be additional restrictions on travelers coming to Romania from Britain. As well as the a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, they will need to quarantine at home or somewhere else for a fortnight.
The new “yellow list,” which is updated weekly is valid starting Monday at midnight.
It has two more countries than the previous week. Spain, Italy, the U.S., Britain, France, Argentina, Germany, and Brazil are on the list.
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 2,550 new cases on Friday and 77 deaths of patients with Covid19. The number of severely ill patients in intensive care units has fallen below 1,000 for the past two weeks.
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