Romania’s president, Klaus Iohannis, announced new restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 infections, that will come into affect from November 9th 2020.

The restrictions include curfew between 23:00 and 05:00, as well as the need for stores to close at 9pm.

List of Restrictions

  • Masks are to be worn everywhere in all public spaces, including outdoors in the street, with no exceptions
  • All education will be held online
  • Shops must be closed by 9pm
  • All parties and social gatherings are banned
  • Curfew between 11pm and 5am
  • All fairs and markets are forbidden
  • Nurseries and kindergartens are closed
  • Quarantine of locations where the infection exceeds 6/1000

If you are required to travel during the hours in which the curfew are in affect, you will be expected to be able to prove your reason for travel is justified. You will need to complete the declaration accurately and ensuring that it’s signed with a handwritten signature, although you can use store a copy of the declaration on your mobile device and present it if required.

If you are traveling during the curfew hours in order to board a flight or other scheduled transport, you will need to be able to prove your reservation by presenting the ticket / boarding pass.

If traveling for work reasons, in addition to your own declaration, your employer will need to complete this form.

The meeting, held on November 6th, outlined the fact nearly 10,000 new cases were reported the same day, which is almost double than the previous week.

The president said, ““The measures taken so far are no longer enough. New measures are needed countrywide. All schools must switch to online learning. Public and private employees must work remotely wherever this is possible. Stores must close no later than nine in the evening. Night-time movement must be restricted, parties – banned, fairs and markets – closed. Wearing masks must become mandatory throughout the country both in public spaces and in workplaces,” during the press briefing which was held at the beginning of the meeting.

He also informed that although the situation is far from desirable, the general elections must take place in December, Democracy cannot be bracketed, democracy must be guaranteed and democracy is guaranteed by free elections and strong nations are committed to democratic elections even in times of crisis,” he explained.

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