Vaccinated travellers avoid quarantine in Romania

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In a boost for both inbound and outbound health and medical tourism for Romania, a near future awaits where those who get vaccinated could travel and avoid quarantine rules.

Romania’s National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has updated the “yellow list” of countries with high epidemiological risk.

Travellers arriving from countries on the list need to quarantine for 14 days at home or at a stated location.

CNSU also decided that travellers arriving from countries on the “yellow list” who received both Covid-19 vaccine doses will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival. This applies to those who received the second dose at least ten days before entering Romania.

Those Romanians who get vaccinated against Covid-19 have the chance to travel abroad without having to quarantine, says CNSU.

Romanians who get vaccinated have the chance this summer, if they want to travel to other countries, to do so without quarantine requirements, depending on discussions at the European Commission although some European countries might introduce their own protective measures.

France is not in favour of allowing vaccinated travellers to bypass testing and quarantine rules, arguing that vaccinated people could still be carriers, despite having personal immunity.