Romania’s Foreign Affairs Ministry “strongly” advises Romanian nationals to avoid non-essential travel to the Russian Federation, and also recommends those who are temporarily in this country to consider leaving as soon as possible via commercial options still available.
“As you may know, following the escalation of the armed conflict in Ukraine, Romania decided on February 26 to shut its airspace to all aircraft registered in Russia, a measure that was subsequently adopted by all EU member states. As a result, European airlines have suspended flights to and over the Russian Federation. With these restrictions in place, and as the regional security situation remains extremely tense and unpredictable, the Foreign Affairs Ministry urges Romanian nationals to avoid non-essential travel to the Russian Federation and recommends those who are temporarily in this country to consider leaving its territory as soon as possible, on board the commercial flights still available,” a Foreign Ministry release issued on Monday states.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the Romanian nationals who want to leave the Russian Federation can resort to alternative travel routes by regular flights with stopover via Turkey (Istanbul) and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), or they can travel by road via carrier companies, through Estonia.
The Ministry recommends the Romanian citizens who are currently on the territory of the Russian Federation to register without delay through the platform www.econsulat.ro, at the address https://www.econsulat.ro/CetateniRomaniInregistrati/Inregistreaza, available on PC or laptop, as well as on the mobile phone.
Romanian citizens can request consular assistance at the phone number of the Romanian Embassy in Moscow: +7 499 143 0427; +7 499 143 0350, at Romania’s Consulate General in St. Petersburg: +7812 3126141 and at Romania’s Consulate General in Rostov-on-Don: +7 (863) 283 10 15, the calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Center for Romanian Citizens Abroad and handled by call center operators 24/7.
Also, the Romanian citizens who are facing a difficult, special or emergency situation can call the emergency number of the Romanian diplomatic mission in Moscow: +7 916 017 9882, as well as the emergency numbers of the consular offices in St. Petersburg: +7 965 777 43 38, and Rostov on Don: +7 909 437 72 22.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry advises the Romanian citizens to consult the Internet pages: http://moscova.mae.ro, http://sanktpetersburg.mae.ro, http://rostov.mae.ro, www.mae.ro, and also reminds them that they can use the “Travel safely” app (www.mae.ro/app_cs) for useful travel information and tips.