In an aim to relax some of the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and conditions of the State of Alert, the government has now started to allow travel from 17 countries, whilst lifting the requirement for self-isolation or quarantine.
At the same time, malls, private schools and gyms will be allowed to reopen, with some conditions.
Starting June 15th, people traveling from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Swiss Confederation, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Hungary, will no longer be required to self-isolate or be quarantined, with new countries expected to be added every Monday.
“stirioficiale.ro”, also added to this update, by informing travelers, that people who come from countries that are not in the list, but may pass-through or stop in one of the mentioned countries, will still be required to self-isolate or quarantine.
This comes as cases have started to increase, once again in Romania, and the government has called upon residents, to strictly comply with the general health protection measures, which means wearing a mask when in an enclosed public space, keeping distance from others and to maintain frequent hand hygiene by keeping hands clean and avoid touching common surfaces.
In addition to this news, private schools and kindergartens have been allowed to re open as well as shopping malls, however, there will still be certain restrictions to common areas, such as restaurants and child play areas.
Gyms and outdoor swimming pools will be allowed to reopen, ensuring that people respect the social-distancing requirements.
President, Klaus Iohannis, cautioned, that although there will be less restrictions, people need to make sure that they’re respecting all of the requirements for the health and protection of others outlined in the “State of Alert”.