A two-week quarantine awaits some Hungarians traveling to Romania
The provision will take effect from Sunday (Saturday midnight). Romania ranks the countries in the yellow zone in which more than 1.5 per thousand of the population has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection in the last two weeks. Countries with a two-week infection rate higher than 3 per thousand are higher in the red zone.
The CNSU updates the list on an average weekly basis. Passengers arriving from the Yellow Zone are subject to a two-week quarantine unless they have been able to display the QR code of the EU Green Card on their smartphone or printed out, certifying that they have received a second dose of the EU-approved vaccine or a single Janssen vaccine at least ten days ago. , or have recovered from coronavirus infection for up to half a year, or are in a recent negative test. For those arriving from the red zone, only vaccination is exempt from the quarantine obligation.
The Consulate General of Hungary in Cluj – Napoca drew attention to the fact that
the Romanian authorities only accept vaccines approved by the European Union, which in practice means that Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield and Janssen accept, and those vaccinated with Sputnik V and Sinopharm are considered unvaccinated.
The QR code on the security card (plastic card) issued by the Hungarian authorities is not the same as the European Union QR code, so it will not be accepted by the Romanian authorities, he warned the foreign mission.
The validity of the new green card in Romania can be checked by anyone with the free downloadable CHECK DCC mobile app, which shows the affected green after scanning the QR code, has been vaccinated with the relevant EU-approved vaccine and 10 days after full immunization. If the said application condition is not met, it is indicated in red.
Hungary was the last of Romania’s neighbors to enter without restrictions, and Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova had previously entered the red zone. The CNSU signalin Romania also belongs to the red zone with a two-week infection rate of more than 10 per thousand of the population.
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