The National Committee for Emergency Situations adopted at its meeting of 3 January 2021 a decision providing for the resumption of flights to and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. However, people coming from this state must be quarantined or have a negative test for Covid-19, performed no more than 48 hours before entering Romania.

The resumption of flights measure applies starting with Monday, January 4, 2021, from 19:00 and is valid for all airports in Romania.

The suspension of flights to and from the UK had been decided on 20 December 2020 due to concerns about a mutation in the UK’s SARS-CoV-2 virus. A similar measure had been adopted in several European countries, but was soon abandoned on the recommendation of Brussels.

On the other hand, the TAROM company announced that it suspends for two days the flights from the Romanian airports to and from Great Britain. The measure, already in force, will lead to the cancellation of the flight scheduled for Monday, January 4, Bucharest-London and return. Who is exempt from quarantine when returning from the UK

All persons arriving in Romania from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are required to present upon entry into the country the certificate of a negative, rapid antigenic or RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no later than 48 hours the date of entry into the country.

Exceptions to the quarantine measure imposed on persons arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland apply only to:

a) drivers of goods vehicles with a maximum authorized capacity of more than 2.4 tons;

b) drivers of motor vehicles for the transport of persons who have more than 9 seats, including the driver’s seat;

c) the drivers provided in let. a) and letter b) who move in the interest of pursuing their profession in their state of residence in another Member State of the European Union or in another state of the European Union in the state of residence, regardless of whether the movement is made by individual means or on their own account;

d) aircraft pilots and flight crew;

e) persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the entry on the territory of the country;

f) members of diplomatic missions, consular offices and other diplomatic missions accredited in Bucharest, holders of diplomatic passports, staff assimilated to diplomatic staff, as well as members of the Romanian Diplomatic and Consular Corps and holders of diplomatic and service passports, as well as members of their families .