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March 23, 2023

HealthMin Rafila: 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in Romania from Southern Africa countries

Health Minister Alexandru Rafila announced that on Saturday a National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) decision was adopted on the basis of which travelers arriving in Romania from southern Africa, where the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected, will be quarantined for 14 days.

“As you can see, both the World Health Organisation and the European Centre for Disease Control have issued an alert in southern Africa in 7 countries, strains of concern, so they are called, of the Corona virus, which apparently has major mutations and which, in terms of consequences, poses problems because there is a communicability (…) and we are going to see if in the future the effectiveness of the vaccination is kept in terms of this virus and if the evolution of the disease is modified from the standard variant, or from the Delta variant. In view of these alerts from the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Control, Romania has normally also adapted to the measures that have been recommended by these institutions and at the moment a CNSU decision has been adopted that aligns Romania with the measures that have already been taken in several European states that limit or even prohibit travel in this affected area or from this affected area. However, the Romanian travelers coming from the respective areas will be quarantined for 14 days, and in the presence of a negative test they can get out of quarantine within a period of 10 days,” Alexandru Rafila said on Saturday at the Victoria governmental Palace.


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