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Romania. Regime of cargo transportation in terms of COVID-19 pandemics as of 17 March 2020


Passenger transport From 16 March, 2020, the following measures have been taken:

- Persons entering Romania from the countries where at least 500 people have confirmed the transmission of COVID-19 (based on the WHO list) will be quarantined or self-isolated for 14 days.

- As of 18.03.2020, 20.00 Romanian time all flights to Spain and from Spain to Romania are suspended on all Romania’s airports for a period of 14 days;
- The decision of suspending flights to Italy and from Italy to Romania is extended for a period of 14 days starting with March 23, 2020.

- Road transport of passengers by regular services, in international traffic to/from Italy from/to Romania starting from 10.03.2020 until 31.03. 2020 are suspended

Freight transport   
The following measures have been taken with regard to road transport:
- Drivers of goods vehicles over 3,5 t who arrive from or have passed through areas with spread of coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2, are not subject to quarantine or isolation measures if at the border crossing point they do not show symptoms associated with virus.
- Drivers of goods vehicles over 3,5 t have the obligation, at the border crossing point, to have on them and to wear individual means of protection, such as (disinfectant, gloves, face mask) and to present documents attesting the route of travel to the destination.

At the same time, the following border crossing points have been closed:
- Border crossing points with Hungary: Turnu, Săcuieni, Salonta and Valea lui Mihai
- Border crossing point with Ukraine: Sighet
- Border crossing points with Bulgaria: Negru Vodă, Lipniţa, Dobromir, Zimnicea, Turnu Măgurele and Bechet
- Border crossing points with Moldova: Rădăuţi, Prut and Oancea

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Serbian authorities unilaterally closed the following border crossing points with Romania: Porţile de Fier 2, Moldova Nouă, Foieni, Lunga, Vâlcani, Drobeta Turnu Severin and Naidăş.

The Romanian authorities have introduced the same measures on a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for drivers performing domestic/international road transport of goods in compliance with the rules of EC 561-2006, as it is shown in Bulgarian case.

Border waiting times and more detailed information can be found at https://www.politiadefrontiera.ro/en/traficonline/?vt=2&dt=1  and https://www.untrr.ro/en/




Permanent Secretaritat of the IGC TRACECA