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Romania. Updates. Regime of cargo transportation in terms of COVID-19* pandemic as of 09 April 2020

09.04.2020

MILITARY ORDINANCE No. 8 as of 09.04.2020 on measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19

Below you can find some parts of the Articles of Military Ordinance


Article  2

(1)  The  measure  regarding  the  suspension  of  flights  run  by  airline  operators towards Spain and from Spain is extended for a period of 14 days, starting with April, the 14th, 2020.

(2) The measure referred to, in paragraph (1) shall not apply to flights run by state aircrew,  freight  transport,  correspondence,  humanitarian  flights  or  to  those  providing emergency medical care, as well to non-commercial technical landings.

(3) The  measure  referred  to,  in  paragraph  (1)  shall  apply  even  after  the  period established by the Decree of the President of Romania no. 195/2020, only if the state of emergency  throughout  the  territory  of  Romania  is  extended  and  if  the  Decree  on  the extension  of  the  state  of  emergency  maintains  the  competence  of  the  Minister  of  Home Affairs  to  establish,  by  military  ordinance,  the  gradual  prohibition  of  air  traffic  on  different routes.


Article 4

(1)   According to annex no.1 to this military ordinance, the temporary closure of the state border crossing points, established by the Decisions no.8/2020 and 12/2020 of the National Committee for Special Emergency Situations, is extended.

(2)  The  measure  shall  apply  from  the  date  this  present  military  ordinance  is published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I.

Article  5

(1)  The  cross  border  workers  who  do  not  have  any  associated  COVID-19 symptom upon entering Romania from Hungary are excepted from the domicile isolation or quarantine measures.

(2) A cross border worker means the person who makes proof of living and working within an area of 30 km, aside or on the other side of Romanian-Hungarian state border calculated  from  the  nearest  border  crossing  point  opened  for  persons’  traffic,  and  who returns home at least one time a week.

(3) The  Romanian-Hungarian  border  cross  points  where  entering  Romania  is allowed  are  the  following:  Cenad,  Nădlac,  Turnu,  Vărșand,  Salonta,  Borș,  Săcuieni, Urziceni, Petea.

(4) The entrance/exit of the cross border workers by cars or agricultural equipment is allowed at the border crossing points referred at para(3).

(5) In  case  of  noncompliance  with  the  conditions  provided  by  paragraph(2),  the respective persons go into quarantine for a 14 days period, bearing the expenses incurred by the quarantine.

(6) The  measures  shall  apply  from  the  date  the  present  military  ordinance  is published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I.

Article 7

(1) During the state of emergency, the export of the foods provided for in annex 2 of this military ordinance is prohibited / suspended.

(2) The export procedures related to the foods provided for, in para. (1), ongoing at the date of entering into force of this military ordinance is hereby suspended during the state of emergency.

(3) The  activity  of  issuing  the  export  of  foods  provided  for  in  annex  no.2  to  this military ordinance is suspended during the state of emergency.

(4) The measures are to be applied from the date this military ordinance is published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I.

Article 18

(1) After paragraph 3 of article 9 of the Military Ordinance no.1 / 2020 on some emergency  measures  regarding  people  gatherings  and  the  cross-border  movement  of goods, published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no.219 of April 18, 2020, a new paragraph, paragraph (4) is inserted, with the following content:

"(4) For the failure to comply with the measure provided for in Article 5, in addition to the main   contravention   sanction,   depending   on   the   nature   and   gravity   of   the   act,   the complementary contravention sanction of the confiscation of the goods whose transport for distribution outside the Romanian territory is forbidden, may be applied."

Article 19

(1) After paragraph 3 of article 1 of the Military Ordinance no.5 / 2020 regarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID -19, published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part  I,  no.  262  of  March  31,  2020,  a  new  paragraph,  paragraph  (4)  is  inserted,  with  the following content:

"(4) The measure provided for in paragraph (2) shall also apply after the duration for which the  state  of  emergency  is  established  by  the  Decree  of  the  President  of  Romania  no. 195/2020, only  if the state of emergency throughout the territory of Romania is extended and if the Decree on the extension of the state of emergency maintains the competence of the Minister of Home Affairs to establish, by military ordinance, the gradual prohibition of air traffic on different routes."

(2) The measure shall apply from the date this military ordinance is published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I.

Article 20

(1) The Military Ordinance no. 7/2020 on measures to prevent the spread of COVID -19, published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 284 of April 4, 2020, is amended and supplemented as follows:
1. After paragraph 4 of Article 9, a new paragraph 5, is inserted, with the following content: "(5) The measures provided for, in paragraphs (1) and (3) shall also apply after the period for which the state of emergency is established by the Decree no. 195/2020 of the President of Romania, only if the state of emergency throughout the territory of Romania is extended and if the Decree on the extension of the state of emergency maintains the competence of the Minister of Home Affairs to establish, by military ordinance, the gradual prohibition of air traffic on different routes."

2. Paragraph (1) of Article 10 is amended and shall have the following content:
"(1) The flights performed by all air carriers holding operating licenses in accordance with European Union regulations, by charter, for the transport of seasonal workers from Romania to other states, with the approval of the competent authorities of the country of origin and the country of destination, are allowed "

3. Paragraph (1) of Article 16 shall be amended and shall have the following content:

"(1)  In  order  to  prevent  the  spread  of  COVID-19,  the  ministries  with  their  own  sanitary network  and  the  authorities  of  the  local  public  administration  provide  for  the  staff  of  the public  sanitary  system,  upon  request,  hotel  spaces  destined  to  rest  between  shifts  or guards, food - three meals a day and water."

(2)The measures shall apply from the date this military ordinance is published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I. 

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