(Update 6.04.2020) - Important measures in Romania regarding COVID-19 (Military Orders 1-7)

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Data: 16 Martie 2020

Dear people and organizations, institutions and initiative groups involved in ESC, Erasmus+ and SEE projects,
Please read the following information carefully. It contains important informations regarding the set of measures in place in Romania, in state of emergency since 16 March, translated in English!

 

You have a list of the most important official sources of information in relation with COVID-19 in Romania HERE.

You have a list of 15 recommendations for responsible social behaviour against COVID-19 available HERE (issued by the Romanian autorities)

We update this news item regularly this message aims to keep you informed and safe. The National Agency is in constant communication with the organizations with approved projects and we are exploring together alternative forms of engagement of the participants in the activities they came in Romania for (or similar ones). Also, be assured that for all particular situations are analized case by case scenario in order to take the best decisions for both the organizations and participants.

All measures below have been updated with measures instituted by Military Orders 1-7 (last update on 6th of April)

 

Movement of all persons on the territory of Romania 

The affidavit (self-declaration for leaving the premises) to be filled in Romanian HERE. - updated on 30.03.2020

Translation in English (for understanding content purpose only, for official purpose please make sure you fill in the Romanian version) HERE. - updated on 30.03.2020

  1. All movement outside the household of all persons on the territory of Romania is forbidden with the following exceptions:
    • In professional interest, between the household and workplaces;
    • To ensure basic needs of people and pets as well as basic goods for professional activity;
    • To receive medical assistance that cannot be delayed or given remotely;
    • For justified reasons such as care of children, elderly, sick or people with disabilities, or death of a family member;
    • Short movement nearby the household for individual physical activity, as well as for the needs of pets.
    • To donate blood
    • For agricultural work
    • For the sale of agricultural goods.
  2. Movement of people over 65 years old outside the household is allowed only between 11:00-13:00 for the following reasons:
    • To ensure basic needs of people and pets as well as basic goods for professional activity;
    • For justified reasons such as care of children, elderly, sick or people with disabilities, or death of a family member;
    • Short movement nearby the household for individual physical activity.
  3. People over 65 can move outside the household for professional interest, for agricultural work, and to receive medical assistance that cannot be delayed or given remotely outside the hours mentioned at point 2. People over 65 can move nearby the house shortly for the needs of pets between 11:00-13:00 and 20:00-21:00.
  4. Commercial operators (shops) and public institutions should prioritise the access of people over 65 in the timeframe 11:00-13:00 and other age categories are requested to use the rest of the day. People over 65 can move outside the household for professional interest and for agricultural work outside the hours mentioned at point 2.
  5. Reasons for the movement of persons outside are checked by authorities. People must present:
    • Work ID or work certificate issued by the employer for movement in professional interest
    • Affidavit (self-declaration) for all other movement
    MODELS OF AFFADAVIT is available in EN translation and the MODEL in Romanian to be completed are available above.
    They can be presented to authorities also using the phone, tablet and/or other electronics.
  6. It is recommended that all work that can be done from home to be done so.

Travel in and out of Romania

  • Ban of commercial flights from/to the following countries: Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Iran, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United States of America.
  • All persons entering Romania will have to undergo isolation at home (yellow zone) or quarantine (red zone). The decision is made by authorities at entrance in the country. The list of countries in the red and yellow zone is available here and regularly updated.
  • Entrance in Romania of foreign citizens and stateless persons is forbidden except for transit situations through transit corridors agreed between Romania and other states. Exceptions are made for: family members of Romanian citizens, EU, EEA, Switzerland citizens with residence in Romania; those in possession of a long term visa and residence permit in Romania; those who have a professional interest proven through visa, residence permit or equivalent document; diplomatic and international organisations’ staff, military staff bringing humanitarian aid; passengers in transit or travelling for medical emergencies; people in need of international protection and other humanitarian reasons.
  • All non-essential travel is to be delayed or cancelled. (MO1)
  • The Romanian Foreign Affairs has requested Romanian citizens abroad to return to Romania with emergency.
  • All mobilities/exchanges of experience that have not started yet are suspended until further notice. (MO 1)

 

Places under total quarantine

  • Suceava municipality and 8 additional localities (Adâncata, Salcea, Ipotești, Bosanci, Moara, Șcheia, Pătrăuți and Mitocu Dragomirnei) are under total quarantine. The rest of the county functions as a safety zone. This means no travel in and out of the quarantine zone except for essential deliveries and work, no travel within the county and other exceptional measures to be instituted by the County Emergency Committee. The measure was necessary due to the high number of infections and deaths at county level. (MO 6/30 March 2020)
  • Ţăndărei city (county Ialomiţa) is under total quarantine since 4 April 2020. This means no travel in and out of the quarantine zone except for essential deliveries and work, no travel within the county and other exceptional measures to be instituted by the County Emergency Committee. The measure was necessary due to the high number of infections and deaths at city level. (MO 7/4 April)

Expiring documents

  • Documents issues by the authorities that expire during the state of emergency can be renewed in 90 days after the end of the state of emergence

Medical treatment

  • All hospitals have instituted special procedures for medical triage in the context of the pandemic
  • Stomatology cabinets suspend their activity, except for emergencies.
  • Only medical treatment that cannot be delayed should be thought. Most primary care practitioners offer phone consultancy and issue prescriptions online. 

Isolation/quarantine

  • If a person in isolation at home leaves their home without permission of authorities, they are considered people with high risk of contagion and are placed in institutionalised quarantine with security. They will also have to cover the costs of the quarantine. People in quarantine that leave the quarantine without permission of the authorities are placed in a subsequent 14 days quarantine and they will cover the costs of the additional quarantine. All penal measures and fines are applied as well.
  • A system of communication and verification of isolation and quarantine will be developed by the authorities.
  • Penalties: Failure to respect the measures foreseen in the military orders, as well as those in place through other orders, leads to consequences ranging from fine to penal case with possibility of prison time as foreseen by the law.

Other measures

  • All public education activities are suspended until the end of the state of emergency. This includes all levels of education from pre-school to university.
  • Ministry of National Defence (the Army) will ensure, at the request of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the protection of various objectives (i.e. buildings), public order with staff and vehicles and will support the activity at the borders.
  • Public institutions and economic operators always need to visibly mark the area dedicated to citizen/client access and the area dedicated to public/client relations in order to ensure the respect of a safety distance of 1,5 m between people. Most public institutions have suspended face-to-face public work and are responding to requests via email and telephone.
  • Price for electric energy, thermal energy, fuel and gas cannot go higher than the price of 29 March 2020. (MO 4/29 March 2020)
  • Local authorities must identify all homeless people and provide for their care and shelter.
  • Shops in commercial centers suspend their activity except for those that sell food products, pharmaceutical products or cleaning services.
  • All religious masses can be held without people and streamed in mass-media and online. Religious acts such as baptism, weddings and funerals can be held with a maximum of 8 people. Receiving communion (Eucharist) for suffering believers can be done at hospital or at residence.
  • Where necessary, access is limited to ensure the required social distance.
  • All public institutions, and companies with over 99 employees, are working with de-phased schedule in order to diminish the traffic and number of people in traffic in major cities.
  • All medicine and medical equipment required for the treatment of COVID-19 cannot be exported from Romanian territory for the next 6 months.

State of emegency in Romania info (Presidential Decree in RO HERE

On 16 March 2020 the President of Romania has declared state of emergency in Romania. There is the possibility that it will be extended with new decrees. The decree provides for measures in place right now and allows the possibility for further restrictions to be imposed as needed.

What is foreseen in the State of emergency decree:
1. State of emergency for the entire territory for 30 days.
2. Some may be fundamental rights and freedoms are restricted:
- Freedom of movement
- Right to family life and privacy
- Inviolability of home
- right to education
- freedom of assembly
- right to private property
- right to strike
- economic freedom.
3. All school (pre-school, school, university) is suspended for the time of the state of emergency.
The decree foresees measures of immediate emergency that are applied through military order of the Minister of Interior Affairs with the agreement of the Prime-Minister. Please follow official sources and request your organisations to inform you about the latest measures.

 


Adăugat de: Andrei Popescu

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