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IntMin Vela: Activity of open air, indoor and olympic swimming pools is in no way resumed from June 1

Minister of Internal Affairs Marcel Vela stated on Friday that the open air, indoor, and olympic swimming pools, will not be open since June 1, only beaches, in certain conditions.

“In the open air or indoor swimming pools activities are forbidden from June 1. If the epidemiological situation, the medical statistic is good, after the analysis made by specialists before June 15, obviously this possibility will be taken into account. But, from Monday on, the activity of open air, indoor and olympic swimming pools is in no way resumed,” said Vela, while visiting the Border Crossing Point Nadlac I (west, on the border with Hungary).

He mentioned that people will be able to go to the beach, if the health safety measures are respected.

“The authorized beaches will be open from June 1. In conditions of medical, health safety, only on chaise-longues and only with a distance between these chaise-longues (…) But, we still have to respect the rules regarding mask wearing, regarding distancing, with all that means our behaviour, so that from June 15 we have the possibility to go into a new stage of relaxation, towards a normal life and stage,” said the Interior Minister, according to Agerpres.

Marcel Vela recalled that from June 1 onward the affidavit for leaving the locality or the metropolitan area is not necessary anymore.


Restriction-free cross-border traffic with Hungary


Minister of the Interior Marcel Vela declared on Friday that Hungary has lifted the restriction under which travelers were allowed to transit the neighboring country’s territory only within certain time intervals, so that traffic from Romania to Hungary can carry on continuously; this is expected to eliminate crowding at certain border checkpoints.

“As of today, the regulation imposing a certain time window for entering Hungary is no longer in effect. Therefore, travel from Romania to Hungary is free at any time and from 21.00 hrs this evening, when traffic on the border with Austria will be opened, travel across Hungary will be on a permanent basis, it will no longer be halted tomorrow at 13.00 hrs. So, cross-border travel between Romania and Hungary is free at any time. The restriction imposed by the Hungarian authorities, which allowed transit from Austria to Romania via Hungary only between certain hours, and which caused hot spots in traffic at Romania’s border because of the high sudden inflow of travelers, no longer exists,” Marcel Vela said at he visited the Nadlac I border crossing point.

The IntMin said that pedestrian cross-border transit is still in place, but that he hopes that with the resumption of international passenger transport as of June 1, this phenomenon will be kept at a minimum.

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