Romania is a marvelous southeastern European country that is renowned for its exceptional forested regions of Transylvania, & spectacular mountain views. Whereas the well-preserved medieval towns such as Sighişoara, Biblical churches, and castles (Bran Castle, famous for its association with the Dracula legend) in Romania are the prime attractions of Romania amongst travelers. Yet the recent COVID-19 pandemic has bought certain regulated travel restrictions in Romania for the safety of every individual exploring the city. Some of the top 5 safest places in Romania are also enlisted below to aid you in touring the places at their best. Thank me later, let’s jump onto the main dessert now!
Updated Travel Restrictions to Romania
- Passengers who can present certified proof of their complete vaccination and received their second vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days prior to their arrival in Romania are fully exempted from quarantine on arrival.
- Passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 yet if the conditions have recovered 90 days before arrival then it is acceptable under the latest travel guidelines of Romania 2021. Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, hospital discharge proof, or an antibody test performed at least 14 days prior to arrival to Romania will be fine to get an entry.
- Travelers from high-risk countries or the “yellow list” countries are subjected to 10 days quarantine and have to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken at least 72 hours prior to travel or entry into Romania.
- Passengers who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result on arrival will be suggested to self-isolate for 14 days (with certain exemptions).
- The high-risk countries are updated occasionally on the basis of progressing situations of particular countries. Therefore keep checking the official travel restrictions guidelines from here.
(If people can’t or won’t self-isolate, they will be sent to a mandatory quarantine in a state facility, and they will be charged accordingly for all the services)
- Travelers who stayed in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and showcase a negative COVID-19 test, that is taken at least 48 hours before entering Romania, are exempt from the obligation to quarantine.
- Passengers from other countries apart from high-risk countries are allowed on if they:
- are Romanian citizens or residents,
- are family members of Romanian citizens,
- are family members of EU or EEA, or the Swiss Confederation citizens,
- are diplomatic personnel, military personnel or personnel providing humanitarian aid,
- are Moldovaian nationals possessing a biometric passport & wish to transit via Romania for a maximum of 36 hours,
- are nationals of Moldova possessing a non-biometric passport with a transit visa from their origin country.
- You can find more exemptions at https://tinyurl.com/etr884ss.
- Passengers younger than 4 years do not have to follow up on the aforementioned travel restrictions of Romania.
- Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate at least 10 days prior to arrival are also allowed to enter Romania;
- Passengers who are merchant seamen & have to travel for work-related ventures in Romania are also allowed to enter the country.
- Passengers have to submit a PLF or passenger locator form upon arrival. The form can be downloaded from https://www.tarom.ro/sites/default/files/u1348/passenger_form_romania-_ro.pdf or https://chestionar.stsisp.ro/start.
- For more details visit this website https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/le
Some general COVID-19 restrictions in Romania are also suggested to all the travelers visiting the country as follows:
- A regular night curfew has been projected currently in Romania between 20.00 or 22.00 to 05.00.
- Wearing face masks is mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, whoever is 5 years old or above.
- Any social gatherings or Private group meets aren’t allowed with more than 6 people at one place.
- Political Rallies and demonstrations are allowed to have a maximum of 100 participants under strictly regulated Covid-19 travel restrictions of Romania.
- Shops, shopping centers, and markets can open until 21.00 only.
- Restaurants and cafes are allowed to operate between 06.00 and 23.00, with a 50% capacity in counties.
List of 5 Famous Places to Visit in Romania
Peles Castle is amongst the fabulous structures in Romania that presently serves as a museum to showcase a collection of artwork, armor, and weaponry. You will be amazed to witness this 160 room royal castle with terrace gardens & immaculately decorated interiors. The ornate stonework, sculpted wood, and stained-glass windows, at this castle are super intimidating. It is surely one of the popular places to visit in Romania that you must not miss. You can also grasp a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Carpathian Mountains from this castle. King Carol I, is responsible for the creation of this incredible castle at the end of the 19th century as his summer home.
Sinaia is a renowned mountain resort town and is eponymous over the nearby majestic Mount Sinai. The town is immensely famous among the tourists for its monastery, which contains a copy of the first Bible printed in Romania. You can also try out hiking in the summer and some pretty tremendous downhill skiing in the winter here. King Charle’s I summer home, known as Peles Castle, is also nestled nearby this town for exploration. The town is doted for having pretty flowers, but try not to pluck them it is strictly forbidden here. You’ll love this marvelous place in Romania to visit.
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3. Danube Delta
Danube Delta is Europe’s second-largest river delta, which is situated in Romania. It is originally a part of the Black Sea, & one of the exotic places to observe nature. It is also a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can explore many unique species of plants and animals here. It is one of the best places to visit in Romania for travelers who seek a quiet surreal environment. It comprises of approx. 23 different ecosystems, including some of the world’s largest wetlands. One of the ideal ways to explore this natural wonder is taking a slow boat ride on the river surrounding the delta.
Mamaia is another well-known place in Romania to visit near the Black Sea. You can find the best seaside resort in Mamaia, Romania. It is a small strip of land that is about 8 km (5 miles) long only but you’ll find the best services to relax here. Whereas the white sand beaches make this place more tempting & incredible for touring. Mamaia also offers a water park, but major fun activities are limited to small children only. Adults, however, can enjoy a few lessons at the wind-surfing academy of Mamaia.
5. Painted Monasteries
Painted Monasteries are the top place to visit in Romania located in the northeast area of Bucovina, Romania. You will find colorful frescoes inspired from the masterpieces of saints, prophets, Jesus, angels, demons, heaven, hell, and so on at the exterior walls of the monasteries. The paintings date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Originally they were painted to allow entire aspects of the Bible available to all of the surrounding villages. The churches are now listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you should explore once in Romania.
Hope you all liked the aforementioned suggestions of the top 5 places to see in Romania even during the pandemic. There are many more amazing activities to explore at this fabulous place. But before any further plans, you must administer the updated travel guidelines in Romania during Covid-19 that are implemented for everyone’s safety. For more engaging travelogues like these keep visiting Adequate Travel Blogs. Till then be safe and wear masks in public places!
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