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The 55th Port State Committee Meeting Paris MoU, 16-20 May 2022

Guidelines on the entry of temporary visitors to Romania

Visa Information

Documents for admission into Romania

  • A valid passport is required for all overseas/ non-EU visitors.
  • Your passport must be valid for the entire duration of your visit (it will not expire sooner than your intended date of departure).
  • However, please check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Europe. Although Romania is not part of the Schengen agreement, some airlines (i.e. Lufthansa) may refuse boarding at your point of origin or while transferring planes if your passport is not valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure; or your entry into the Schengen Area could be denied.
  • For this reason, the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs recommends that your passport has at least six months' validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.
  • For stays longer than 90 days visitors need to need to apply for a temporary residence permit (either before arriving into Romania or at least 30 days before the 90-day "no visa" stay expires).

COVID-19 – Information to the attention of third-state nationals and stateless persons who are required to hold an entry visa for Romania

- LATEST UPDATE on March 11th 2022 –

Starting March 9th 2022, 00.00 hours, Government Decision Nº171 of February 3rd 2022 on the extension of the state of alert on the territory of Romania and the establishment of measures applicable throughout it for the prevention and combatting of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, is no longer into effect. Therefore, all restrictions inherent to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the restriction or prohibition of certain activities provided for in said legal instrument have been lifted.

For more information please access the following link:  http://eviza.mae.ro/COVID19

To apply for an extended stay visa please visit eVisa.MAE.ro

For additional information please contact the Romanian Immigration Office

Citizens of the European Union countries can enter Romania with a valid passport or with their National Identity Card.

Romanian Entry Visa

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may be required to show different documents at the port-of-entry.
  • American and Canadian citizens as well as citizens of Australia, New Zealand and most European countries do not need an entry visa to visit Romania, providing duration of stay is not more than 90 (ninety) days, accumulated during a single visit - or multiple visits - within a six-month period.
  • Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Romania.

To quickly check if you need a visa please go to www.E-Visa.MAE.ro
(select the "Get Informed" tab (up left) and enter the following information: passport issuing country, type of passport, purpose of your visit to Romania).

Entry requirements and visa information are also available at www.mae.ro.

Please send all inquiries regarding visa and entry requirements to the nearest Consulate of Romania www.mae.ro.

The Schengen Visas

Romania is not yet part of the Schengen visa agreement, but Schengen Visa holders do not need to get a (special) Romanian visa to visit Romania as long as their Schengen visa allows at least two entries in Schengen space and the number of entries and/ or length of stay has not been not exhausted.

More info concerning Schengen Visa Validity in Romania

Please double-check all (Schengen) visa requirements with the nearest Consulate of Romania www.mae.ro.

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