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TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travel restrictions are in line today in many European countries. You can check travel restrictions and the necessary documents regarding Blue Air flights. Please check for restrictions and measures applied for flights.

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SANITARY SAFETY MEASURES

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Travel restrictions and useful links

In the context of the COVID pandemic, we do our best to offer to all BLUE AIR passengers resources and information on travel restrictions and conditions in Europe. In the list below you can find informations and links to the forms (Passenger Locator Forms) for each country to which we operate flights. These documents must be filled in before the flight according to the local authorities and the Foreign Ministries of each state. Completing the forms is mandatory in order to be able to embark for the respective countries.

You can visit the official website of the European Union on travel restrictions, as well as the IATA website

Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic at European level, please always check the travel restrictions and conditions with the authorities of the country you are traveling to and on the website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://mae.ro/

Useful links and informations

Passengers traveling to Romania from countries with high epidemiological risk must be quarantined. Passengers who do not have the negative test will not be able to travel (otherwise they can be rejected on arrival, not necessarily quarantined). Passengers in risk areas will be quarantined even if they have a negative test, except for those who have been vaccinated and have completed 10 days of booster, those who were found negative between 9 and 14 days before the trip and the professional categories listed in H7 art. .4) are obliged, upon entering the territory of the country, to present the Declaration of entry into Romania in printed format. This statement can be completed here. If you cannot complete and print before the flight, the statements are also available on board Blue Air aircraft. The declaration must also be submitted by quarantine exceptions, ie also by vaccinated and former positives.

In order to read the latest CNSU Decision from April 2, which establish all the details regarding the trip to Romania, please click here.

Passengers traveling to Romania are obliged, upon entering the territory of the country, to present the Declaration of entry into Romania in printed format. This statement can be completed here. If you cannot complete and print before the flight, the statements are also available on board Blue Air aircraft.

Countries for which, according to the list, isolation is mandatory at this time upon arrival in Romania + presenting of a negative RT-PCR test performed 72 hours before boarding (exceptions apply, according to Decision no. 9 of the Romanian Government):

• Cyprus

• Sweden

• The Netherlands

• Italy

• France

• Belgium

• Czech Republic

• Austria

Countries for which, according to the list, isolation is not mandatory at this time upon arrival in Romania + RT-PCR test is not required:

• UK

• Israel

• Maldives

• Finland

• Norway

• Germany

• Ireland

• Denmark

• Portugal

• Greece

• Spain

RT-PCR test required: YES - RT-PCR / LAMP / TMA / ANTIGEN, performed with a maximum of 72H (RT-PCR / LAMP / TMA) or 48H (ANTIGEN) or the possibility of performing a test in maximum 24h since entering Austria.

Languages: German or English
Included details: name / surname, date of birth, date and time of collection, result (NEGATIVE), signature of medical staff and laboratory stamp, or a QR code
Apart from the tests mentioned above, passengers can also present a medical certificate with a negative result, signed and stamped by a medical professional.
Medical certificate template: https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Documents/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2020_II_263/COO_2026_100_2_1752893.p

The following categories are exempted from the obligation to present a COVID test, provided that supporting documents are presented:
- passengers in transit who can prove that they do not leave the airport transit area
- minors 10 years old (fulfilled) and those under 10 years old
- people who join the family for essential reasons, such as: serious illness, death, funeral, birth, etc. The essential reasons must be supported by the following documents, as appropriate: copy of the death certificate, invitation to the funeral ceremony, confirmation from the hospital, copy of the birth certificate, medical certificates.

- persons traveling to take care of animals
- persons carrying out professional activities in agriculture and forestry
- persons ensuring the maintenance of goods and passenger traffic

Country entry conditions:

Only essential trips are allowed.

Passengers have the choice between presenting a PCR / LAMP / TMA test whose validity does not exceed 72h or antigen test whose validity does not exceed 48h & nbsp; and perform a test within 24 hours of entry into Austria .

Passengers have the obligation to register online, filling in the Pre-Travel-Clearance (PTC) form that they find by accessing the link https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html . Online registration must be made no later than 72 hours before entering Austria.
In exceptional situations, such as one in which a certain person does not have the technical means to complete the online form, the standard version of the form can be completed.
In both situations passengers will personally hand over the forms to the local authorities. , on arrival. & nbsp;


The following categories of persons are exempted from the obligation to complete the form:
- persons participating in family events that cannot be postponed (serious illnesses, funeral ceremonies, etc.)
- persons traveling to take care of animals
- persons carrying out professional activities in agriculture and forestry
- passengers in transit who can prove that they do not leave the airport transit area
Full list of exempt persons from completing the PTC form can be found at the link https: //www.oesterreich gv.at /en/themen/coronavirus_in_oesterreich / pre-travel-clearance.html

Persons arriving in Austria for non-deferred medical treatment are not subject to restrictions. This rule applies to Austrian citizens, to persons holding health insurance in Austria, to persons receiving medical treatment in an Austrian hospital. In all the cases listed above, passengers must present supporting documents.

PLF: & nbsp; ONLINE & nbsp; 72h & nbsp; before & nbsp; arrival in Austria & nbsp; (https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html) OR TYPED & nbsp;

Quarantine: Yes, 10 days - on the fifth day you can leave the quarantine if the test is performed and the result is negative

Please check the following links for travel information to Austria:

https://www.oesterreich.gv.at/en/themen/coronavirus_in_oesterreich/pre-travel-clearance.html 
https://tinyurl.com/entryreqat201017 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to / from Austria: https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3670

Non-essential travel to Belgium (BRU) from outside the EU is not allowed.

The essential trips will be classified according to the following:

- Family reasons

- Family reunification: Visits to a spouse or partner who does not live under the same roof insofar as the stable and long-term nature of the relationship can be proven;

Custody of children, civil and religious marriages, burials or cremations

  • Humanitarian reasons:
  • - Medical reasons and continuation of treatment;
  • Assisting or caring for the elderly, disabled or minors;

Visiting relatives receiving palliative care;

- Studies:

Travel of pupils or students as part of an exchange program;

Researchers with a hosting agreement;

Inhabitants of border areas

Travel as part of daily activities that are also allowed in Belgium;

Professional reasons when carrying out work-related activities;

Animal care;

Travel in the context of legal obligations (insofar as they cannot be made online);

Urgent repairs (vehicles) or moving house;

Passengers are required to provide evidence for the essential reasons mentioned above!

- The BTA form must be completed online by the BEL employer, and the passenger traveling to Belgium for a professional reason must complete his / her PLF form with the certification code generated by the BTA form (completed by the employer). If the code is not attached to the PLF form, then the passenger's journey is no longer evaluated as a professional one.

- Passengers are no longer allowed to travel with the paper version of the PLF.

- The "Sworn statement" document must be completed in full and contain the essential reason (documented by the passenger).

PCR test required: YES , the NEGATIVE result of a PCR type molecular test for COVID-19 virus infection must be presented at check-in / boarding no later than 72 hours before arrival in Belgium .

- Be written in Dutch, French, German, English, or Dutch.

- Word specified on the test: Negative;

- The time at which the analysis was taken must be clearly specified, the document being valid from that moment (72h);

- Hold laboratory data and be certified by a physician or pharmacist-biologist.

Exceptions to the presentation of a negative test are:

- Children under 6 years of age;

- Passengers transiting airports in Belgium (transit area). They need a ticket attesting to this status. Careful! Passengers cannot perform a COVID test in the transit area. If the passenger is required to take a negative COVID test, he / she must have a valid one from the moment of take-off from Romania.

- Residents;

- Passengers carrying out activities / living in the border area and traveling frequently to Belgium.

For more details please check the link: https: / /www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#006

Quarantine: YES, 10 days, on the 7th day to be tested

All passengers are required to complete the online PLF and the & nbsp; https://travel.info-coronavirus statement. be / essential-travel-sworn-statement .

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to / from Belgium: & nbsp; https://www.mae.ro/node/51902 & nbsp;

Please discover all information about evolution of the situation:

https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk

https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx

https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to Czech Republichttps://www.mae.ro/node/51905 

Test required: YES, a negative PCR test is required, performed a maximum of 72 hours in advance. Upon arrival, another PCR test will be performed, which costs EUR 30 - if the passengers do not have the necessary amount to perform the test at the airport (30 EUR), they will be denied entry into the country, and will be sent back to Romania with the first available flight. The test result must contain the data of the person tested, the date of the test, the test method used and the type of test performed, be translated into English and this certificate will be uploaded on the CyprusFlightPass platform.

Particularities:

- Negative result;

- Method used;

- Date of sampling;

- Data of the tested person;

- This certificate will be uploaded on the CyprusFlightPass platform.

Exceptions:

Minors under the age of 12 are exempt from the PCR Test but are required to hold CyprusFlightPass;

Categories exempted from double testing:

Cypriot citizens and members of their families (spouses / children of other nationalities); Legal residents in Cyprus;

Passengers entitled to enter Cyprus in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention;

They have the possibility to perform only the PCR type test on arrival, without presenting a test performed 72 hours before departure. In this situation, however, it is necessary to comply with the mandatory self-isolation measure (3 days), according to the instructions of the Cypriot Ministry of Health. On the 4th day they will perform a PCR test which will be sent to [email protected].

VACCINATED PASSENGERS holding a valid certificate issued by the Cypriot authorities + proof / vaccination certificate must be uploaded on the CyprusFlightPass platform. They will be exempted from testing / quarantine. Approved vaccines + interval after which passengers can travel using the vaccination certificate: Johnson & Johnson (14 days after administration of the dose) / Vaxzevria - AstraZeneca (7 days after administration of the 2nd dose) / Pfizer-BioNTech (7 days after administration) at the administration of the 2nd dose) / Modern (14 days after the administration of the 2nd dose). The vaccination document can be downloaded here.

Country entry conditions:

Transit / transfer passengers are required to own CyprusFlightPass.

Passengers traveling from Romania must complete the Cypru Flight Pass 24 hours before departure and must not enter self-isolation.

All persons entering the Republic of Cyprus must present a travel authorization, completed 24 hours before travel, obtained through the portal Cyprus Flight Pass - Application Process. The authorization involves the electronic completion of a COVID-19 questionnaire and the entry of flight data. Children under the age of 12 are exempted from performing RT-PCR tests. All passengers must apply for a Cypriot Flight Pass authorization (the authorization for minors will be completed by the parents / legal representative).

People arriving in the Republic of Cyprus without the completed Cyprus Flight Pass form will be fined 300 euros.

People traveling to the Republic of Cyprus and holding a vaccination certificate, with both doses, translated into English, will be exempted from the obligation to present the negative result of the RT-PCR molecular test and to perform the quarantine. The document is uploaded before the trip on the Cyprus Flight Pass - Login platform.

All persons arriving at airports in the Republic of Cyprus, whether or not vaccinated against Covid-19, may be selected for random testing by the Cypriot authorities. The costs of random testing are borne by local authorities.

To assist people wishing to travel to the Republic of Cyprus, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Public Works has operated a Call Center providing assistance to travelers on obtaining the CyprusFlightPass form, telephone number: 00357 22 285 757 (with program from Monday to Sunday between 08.00 - 20.00, Romanian time). Requests can also be made in writing via the platform: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/contact-us.

For people traveling to the Republic of Cyprus for tourism, the Department of Tourism has operationalized both an email address, where questions can be addressed, [email protected], and a dedicated page on the social networking platform Facebook Messenger (www.facebook.com/VisitCyprus.cy).

Also, all relevant travel information can be found on the websites: www.visitcyprus.com and www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy.

People arriving from countries included in the red category are tested at the airport, at their own expense. The cost of a test is 30 euros at Larnaca airport and 32 euros at Paphos airport, and the result will be provided in 3 hours by SMS. If the result is negative, travelers are exempt from the measure of self-isolation.

Cypriot citizens (foreign spouse and their minor children), legal residents of the Republic of Cyprus and diplomats may choose not to take the RT-PCR test 72 hours before the trip, but these categories will be tested at the airport, with personal support. of costs. Also, these categories of persons have the obligation to remain in self-isolation, at the declared address, for a period of 72 hours and to perform, at their own expense, a second molecular test type RT-PCR at the end of the 72 hours. The self-isolation measure ends if the test result is negative. The test result should be sent to the email address [email protected]

Quarantine: Not required.

PCR test is required: YES, PCR or Antigen performed at most 24 hours before entering the country, and at the destination, they will be tested again by the Danish authorities at the airport. The name of the person tested, the time at which the test was performed and the name of the certificate issuer must appear clearly on the certificate.

The test must be presented in the following languages: Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish.

Exceptions from obligativity of presenting a negative test before departure:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Passenger previously diagnosed with COVID-19 who has a positive test result at least 14 days and a maximum of 12 weeks old
  • Navigating personnel

Enter isolation: YES, for 10 days. After the fourth day, a negative test can end the isolation period.

Country entry conditions:

1. Danish nationals but also foreign nationals holding a valid residence permit may enter Denmark regardless of their reason, along with a Covid Negative test performed 24 hours before boarding.

2. Passengers who are not residents of Denmark may travel only for a specific purpose and in the presence of a Covid Negative test performed 24 hours before the STD. Precise purposes:

- Employee (work permit or contract from the Danish employer that can be combined with the last pay slip);

- Self-employed (certificate of incorporation form);

- Artist or sportsman (proof of a working relationship location and period that can be proven by emails or contractual details where the employer can confirm the information provided by the passenger);

- Volunteering is not considered a reason;

- Business meeting (must be proved by emails, place, duration of the event + information about the employer / corporation that can confirm the veracity of the information provided by the passenger);

- Crew Member / Sailor / Diplomat / Offshore Worker (documents certifying the state / job, etc.);

- Relatives of a Danish citizen or a resident (with documents / evidence attesting their relationship as a copy of the document of the resident / Danish citizen or based on a statement on their own responsibility / solemn declaration in the format found on the website coronasmitte.dk)

- Passengers holding a diplomatic passport;

- Parenting (birth certificate, diplomatic passport, copy of the minor's health insurance card);

- Person caring for minors / adoptive family (certificate from the Danish authorities and copy of the child's health insurance card);

- Relative of a seriously ill person (documents attesting their relationship or solemn declaration in the format found on the website coronasmitte.dk but also evidence from the hospital or care center)

- Participating in the birth of one's own child (with the mother's consent or documents attesting the relationship between the two mother-father) can enter Denmark 3 weeks before the date of birth;

- Continuation of treatment (document from the medical institution)

- Bury of a family member (documents attesting their relationship or solemn declaration in the format found on the website coronasmitte.dk along with documents from the chapel / church)

- Legal issues (subpoena from law enforcement)

For passengers in transit:

1. Passengers who have an essential purpose outside Denmark (live in border areas) or those who are going on holiday outside Denmark (They are required to present a Covid Negative test 24 hours before boarding) may travel in transit.

2. People who are in transit in Denmark and do not have to enter the country (for example people who have a connecting flight and do not have to leave the airport) are not required to present a Covid-19 Negative test 24 hours before boarding at the first airport.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Romania - travel conditions to / from Denmark: https://www.mae.ro/node/51908 

The state of emergency has been extended until 1 June 2021.

A) People arriving from the European area (European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Vatican and Switzerland must present the following: PLF form + negative TEST-PCR result + Declaration on own responsibility differentiated by age categories (under 11 years / over 11 years - the declaration remains with the passenger until the control of the Border Police at the destination)

B) Passengers traveling outside the European area:

Any entry into France and exit from French territory to and from a State outside the European Area is prohibited from 31 January 2021, except for travel for an absolutely necessary reason, personal / family, medical or professional emergencies, which cannot be postponed.

People arriving in France for an urgent reason, from a state where a PCR test cannot be performed before travel, must apply for a consular permit and will perform the test upon arrival in France. These people will remain in isolation for 7 days in a structure decided by the authorities. 

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/informations-pratiques/article/coronavirus-covid-19-14-janvier-2021-246406 

Passengers are required to complete a series of forms at the airport and on the plane and hand them in personally to the Border Police at the destination.

Please also find the travel restrictions and conditions from the following link:

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to / from France: https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3698 

All passengers must register on the website https://www.finentry.fi/en/.

Passengers are strongly recommended to test for free upon entry into Finland and voluntary quarantine for a period of 14 days at home or residence. Passengers with visible symptoms will be quarantined for a period of 14 days. The voluntary self-isolation strongly recommended by the authorities can be interrupted after two negative tests, the second performed at least 72 hours after entering the country. Foreign nationals who spend less than 72 hours in Finland must not enter self-isolation or take a second test.

Form justifying the need for an employee to enter Finnish territory. The employer or the client who carries out his activity in one of the essential / critical fields is obliged to fill in the "special invitation form" form. The Helsinki Border Police will analyze both the area in which the passenger operates and the "special invitation form", which can be found at this link.

The Finentry.fi service was launched to facilitate travel to Finland during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides passengers with information and instructions on testing COVID-19 and isolation at home once they arrive in Finland. The Finnish authorities recommend that passengers use this service, as it improves the epidemiological triage process at the Arrivals terminal and helps passengers to be tested for free. If the passenger receives a negative result, then he will benefit from a shorter period of isolation at home. Link: https://www.finentry.fi/en/.

The following travel restrictions in Finland have been extended until March 31:

Travel conditions in Finland

Are applied to the

a) Finnish citizens and their family members;

b) citizens of EU Member States and the Schengen area who reside or reside in Finland and their family members;

c) third-country nationals domiciled in Finland, holders of a residence permit;

d) citizens of Great Britain and their family members, holders of a residence permit in Finland.

Returning to other EU Member States and from the Schengen area applies:

a) nationals of other EU Member States and of the Schengen area and their family members;

b) in the case of holding a residence permit issued to third-country nationals domiciled in another EU Member State or in the Schengen area;

c) citizens of Great Britain and their family members.

Business trips and other essential trips are allowed exclusively to the following categories of people:

Agriculture, horticultureand fisheries

  • Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:
  • • work essential for livestock production and animalhusbandry and health
  • • work essential for plant production outdoors and ingreenhouses, incl. feed production
  • • professional fishing •work essential for agricultural and horticultural production incompanies and corporations providing direct services (incl.further processing of foodstuffs, repair of machinery, etc.)

2.Food sector

Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:

• tasks related to the installation, maintenance and servicingof machinery and equipment

• auditors and certifiers of industrial plants requiringspecialised expertise in different areas of the sector

3.Energy supply (incl.nuclear and radiation safety)

  • Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:
  • The following tasks in the energy sector (such as the distribution, transfer and production of district heating, electricity, gas (including liquefied natural gas (LNG)), oil products and domestic fuels):
  • • installation, maintenance and repair work requiring special expertise (incl. annual and equipment maintenance)
  • • testing and trial work requiring special expertise
  • • monitoring and inspection tasks requiring special expertise in relation to the above In the nuclear power sector in particular, the following tasks: •transport of fresh nuclear fuel
  • • fuel exchange work at nuclear power plants (annual maintenance shutdowns) and the related inspection andmaintenance measures
  • • tasks related to the commissioning of a nuclear powerplant, such as installation of systems, finalisation of tests,fuel charging and start-up of the plant
  • • inspection tasks related to nuclear and radiation safety.

4.Marine and manufacturing industries Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:

• essential tasks at ship repair docks, specialised installersand experts working at docks

• tasks related to the installation, commissioning,maintenance and auditing of systems, equipment andproduction lines that have a broad impact on theprocurement chain

5. Construction (incl. watersupply plants)

Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations: • specialised installers and other specialists dealing with hospital equipment 

• specialised installers of hospital electrical systems

• specialised tasks related to the emergency servicing and maintenance of machines and devices

• specialised tasks related to the maintenance of automation systems

• urgent management and maintenance of other critical infrastructure requiring special expertise: fairways, electricity, work on heating systems requiring special expertise, telecommunications, waste management

•experts in water supply and sewerage processes and systems (water intake, water purification and distribution, sewerage and wastewater treatment)•emergency installation, construction, maintenance, repair and servicing tasks requiring special expertise in energy production plants for the emergency maintenance and servicing of machines and devices

•emergency installation, construction, maintenance, repair and servicing tasks requiring special expertise in energy production plants for the maintenance of automation systems

•emergency installation, construction, maintenance, repair and servicing tasks requiring special expertise in energy production plants

•tasks related to special transports and the use of specialised lifting equipment

6.Transport andcommunications (excl. freightand goods transport, whichcontinues at all borders)

Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:

•specialised tasks related to the availability and usability ofelectronic communications services and networks

•specialised tasks related to security of supply andcontinuity of transport related to foreign trade (maritime, air,rail and road transport and logistics) •specialised personnel working with vital or otherwiseessential infrastructure

•specialised tasks related to the availability and usability oftransport services

•specialised tasks related to the safety and reliability oftransport networks

•specialised tasks related to ensuring the availability ofweather, maritime and conditions services

7. Chemical industry (incl. plastic and rubber)

Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:

• Specialised tasks related to installation, scheduled maintenance and repair

• Tasks requiring special expertise in IT systems (including tasks related to production control and automation systems)

8. Pharmaceutical industry and health technology sector

Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:

• tasks requiring special expertise in the maintenance and repair of pharmaceutical industry, laboratory and medical devices

• tasks requiring special expertise in the installation of new equipment and training for the use of new equipment

• tasks requiring special expertise in the maintenance and repair of hospital equipment (incl. MRI/CT/Gamma cameras, patient surveillance equipment, central control rooms, ventilators, anaesthesia administration equipment, information systems, cardiology devices, incubators for premature infants, ultrasound imaging equipment)

9. Forest sector Task essential for security of supply or critical for sector operations:

• planting and sowing of forests, work in forest tree nurseries

For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, entry into the country applies not only to relatives of Finnish citizens living in Finland, but and relatives of EU / Schengen citizens and their family members living in Finland and relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit, a relative refers to a husband, children, parents, grandchildren, in-laws and grandparents. Border inspectors trust the words of travelers, in which case a warden of a section or guardian of interests is also considered a relative. family problems In practice, a relationship refers to a romantic relationship The relationship refers to a marriage or people living together not in a marriage-like relationship in the same household, regardless of their gender. In this case, it is not mandatory for the couple to live together continuously for two years. In addition, relationships between people living in different countries ("distance relationships") are accepted. In principle, border inspectors trust the words of travelers. More detailed information can be requested in isolated cases. The rules for entering Finland on the basis of a meeting relationship apply to partners of Finnish citizens and partners of EU / Schengen citizens domiciled in Finland and their family members, as well as partners of third-country nationals living in Finland with a residence permit issued by Finland. A dependent of a person who enters the country on the basis of a dating relationship may also enter Finland) i) persons in need of international protection or traveling for humanitarian reasons; j) other necessary and justified reasons (for example, necessary or otherwise justified personal reasons, representatives of foreign media, scheduled air services at airports, property, residence or secondary residence in Finland, property arrangements in Finland and in border traffic internal pursuit of livelihoods and Sami culture). (Tracking livelihoods and Sami culture is considered essential traffic. Sámi can also cross the land border between Finland and Sweden and Finland and Norway and border rivers in places other than the official border crossing points. However, this does not give Sámi the right to cross the border in a motor vehicle, except for off-road vehicles).

Finnish institute for health and welfare strongly recommends all airlines to require negative Covid-19 test certificate before boarding the aircraft from all passengers heading to Finland from abroad.

The Certificate shall include the following information:

- Identity, name of the laboratory/doctor issuing the certificate, date and time of the test (maximum 72 hours before boarding) , type of the test (PCR or antigen) and test result (negative).

- The certificate shall be written in English.

- Finnish institute for health and welfare is recommending that all airlines instruct their passenger to present their Covid-19 test certificates to health authorities at the airport upon arrival in Finland.

In case the passenger holds a medical certificate indicating that passenger has already recovered from covid-19 and it has been less than 6 months from infection, separate negative Covid-19 test certificate is not required.

Covid-19 vaccination certificates are not yet applicable to replace the negative covid-19 test certificate.

The testing also applies to transit passengers on international - domestic flights.

Testing is not mandatory, but recommended.

Exceptions to testing:
- Passengers in transit on international flights;
- Passengers who already have a negative test performed 72 hours before arrival in Finland;
- Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate;
- Passengers who have a certificate issued by a doctor / medical institution, according to which they have already been infected in the last 6 months.

More information can be found in the following links:
https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic 

https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic - available until 12.01.2021. 

COVID-19 Finland application: https://www.finentry.fi/en/ 

A useful FAQ: https://raja.fi/en/questions-and-answers-about-the-effects-of-covid-19-on-border-traffic 

By decision of the Greek Government, all passengers are required to complete the Passenger Locator Form 48 hours prior to check-in.

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to/from Greece: https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3701 

PCR test required: YES, PCR test or negative antigen performed up to 48 hours before the trip, in German or English. Be in English, French, German. The test result can be printed or in electronic format.
The antigen test must also include details about the test manufacturer.


The test result can be printed or in electronic format. Passengers must register their arrival and validate the test result by accessing the following link: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/. Even if the passengers present a test with a negative result, they will still be quarantined / isolated for 10 days.

Exceptions:

Children under 6 years of age;
People in transit;
Persons entering the border region in accordance with the 24-hour rule
Cross-border commuters and cross-border residents
Provides professional transport of people and goods
People making family visits (to first-degree relatives or spouses with different residences) of up to 72 hours;

Travel conditions:

Germany classifies countries into 3 new categories, namely:
- Area of ​​virus variant of concern (category 1);
- High-incidence area (category 2);
- Risk area (category 3 - Romania is included in this category);

All persons, regardless of citizenship, who enter the Federal Republic of Germany after being in one of the risk areas (category 3, including Romania) at any time in the last 10 days before arrival must present a molecular test PCR type or antigen with negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.

Passengers have the obligation to register their arrival and validate the test result by accessing the following link: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/. The airline must accept on board only passengers who provide proof of online registration or, failing that, the standardized PLF form. 

The completed PLF form is handed over to the German Border Police. 

Passengers in transit:

The simple transit of German territory is not conditioned by the above-mentioned obligations; except for those arriving from special areas of risk. Transit involves leaving the German territory as directly as possible, avoiding any close contact with other people and observing specific protection measures: social distance, hygiene, mask, etc. Short stops are allowed for the purchase of food or fuel, but not those of a tourist or business type, visits, accommodation, concluding contracts etc.

Upon arrival in Germany, you will be quarantined for 10 days - passengers in the exception category will not be isolated. After 5 days you can do the test again and if it is negative, you can get out of isolation.

https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/en/service/aktuelle-infos-zu-corona/faq-tests-fuer-reiserueckkehrer/ 

https://www.rki.de/EN/Content/infections/epidemiology/outbreaks/COVID-19/COVID19.html 

https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3700#815 

Test required: YES - Passengers traveling to Ireland must present a negative test completed no later than 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland; those who do not have this test will be refuse to board. Passengers arriving at the airport in Ireland without proof of the test risk a fine of up to EUR 2,500, or imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both.

Exceptions:

- Children up to 6 years old;
- Transit (by air - provided you do not leave the airport transit area). Must present the ticket in transit
- Workers in key areas: crew members (including positioning as passengers to operate flights), carriers, sailors; (documents to highlight the status + to travel in order to carry out their activity).
- Passengers traveling with a certificate exempting them from taking a COVID-19 test, granted by the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any other Embassy of Ireland.
- Members of the Irish National Police and Security Service (An Garda Síochána). They must must present employee ID and be on-duty.

Upon arrival in Ireland you are quarantined for 14 days. Note: on the 5th day after arrival you can perform a Covid test and if it is negative, you can get out of isolation.

More details can be found here: & nbsp; www.gov.ie/covid19 and https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/#travel- restrictions 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to / from Ireland: & nbsp; https://www.mae.ro/travel -conditions / 3708 


  • All passengers (all ages) arriving in Israel and who have stayed more than 72 hours in a territory outside of Israel must present one of the following documents to the airline representatives before boarding:
    a. Medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result that was issued not more than 72 hours before the estimated boarding time. A valid Certificate must include the following items:
    PCR test method used: PCR/ RT-PCR/ Q-PCR
    Passenger personal details: first and last name, ID number or Passport number.
    Date of issuance of the PCR test.
    Transit passengers must present before boarding the flight to Israel a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID19) PCR test result issued not more than 72 hours before their first flight estimated boarding time provided that the total layover time between all flights does not exceed 24 hours.

Please also see the following links with information on travel restrictions and conditions to Israel:

https://go.gov.il/entry-to-israel-en

https://go.gov.il/depart-from-israel

https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/Pages/default.aspx

https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/

All persons arriving from Romania to Italy must present a molecular or antigenic test of Covid-19 performed in the last 48 hours prior to arrival on Italian territory, with a negative result. The result must be presented in English or Italian.

From 1st April 2021, Aeroporti di Puglia provide COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests  for passengers who require them. Passengers will be tested on a voluntary basis and the tests are compliant with EU Directive 98/79/EC. The cost of Antigen Rapid Test is € 30.00 per person.

Exceptions:

• crews of means of transport;

• navigating personnel;

• people moving from and to the states and territories mentioned in list A (San Marino, Holy See) in Annex 20 of the decree;

• people entering Italy for work reasons covered by special safety protocols, approved by the competent health authority;

• people entering for reasons not subject to postponement, including participation in sporting events and exhibitions at the international level, after obtaining an authorization from the Ministry of Health and with the obligation to present to the carrier at the time of embarkation or any person designated to perform checks, certificate confirming that a buffer-type molecular diagnostic or antigen capture test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 infection has been carried out within 48 hours prior to entry into the national territory;

• people entering Italy for the purpose of a short stay (up to 120 hours in total) for reasons of work, health or absolute urgency, with the obligation to leave the national territory at the end of the term or, failing that, to leave subject to self-isolation and sanitary surveillance measures;

• people entering Italy for the purpose of transit for a maximum period of 36 hours by private means of transport, with the obligation to leave the national territory at the end of the period or, failing that, to submit to measures of self-isolation and health surveillance ;

• citizens and residents of a Member State of the European Union and of other States and Territories indicated in Lists A, B, C and D of Annex 20 who enter Italy for proven work reasons, unless in the 14 days prior to entry in Italy one or more of the States and Territories listed in List C have resided or transited;

• health personnel entering Italy for the purpose of exercising the health professions, including in cases of temporary exercise provided by art. 13 of the decree-law no. 18 of March 17, 2020, with subsequent amendments (law no. 27 of April 24, 2020);

• cross-border workers entering and leaving to go to work and return home;

• staff of companies headquartered or secondary in Italy who return to Italy after travel abroad for work, for a maximum period of 120 hours (5 days);

• officials and agents, whatever they may be called, from within the European Union or international organizations, diplomatic agents, technical-administrative staff from diplomatic missions, consular officers and employees, Italian or foreign military personnel and police forces, and firefighters in the exercise of the function;

• pupils and students who take courses in a state other than that in which they have their domicile, residence or dwelling and in which they return daily or at least once a week.in the event that their stay / transit in the states / territories list C has been carried out for reasons of necessity, there is an obligation to present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed in the 48 hours prior to entry into Italy. If passengers do not provide proof of a Covid test before boarding the aircraft, they will not be denied flight, but upon arrival in Italy, they will be quarantined / isolated at home for 14 days, with the possibility of perform a Covid test to get out of quarantine earlier than the deadline.

Transit passengers:

- persons entering Italy for the purpose of transit for a maximum of 36 hours by private means of transport, with the obligation to leave Italian territory at the end of the period or, failing that, to submit to measures of self-isolation and health surveillance ;

- in the case of entry into Italy by a scheduled air travel, it is permitted to continue the journey by another means of scheduled air transport to the final destination mentioned in the declaration, provided that you do not leave the specially designed areas inside the airports. Upon arrival in Italy, self-isolation at home (14 days) is mandatory for people without a test. Passengers traveling without a test can perform it on arrival in Italy, and if the test result is negative, they can leave the quarantine after issuing it.

Please access the following link for a questionnaire that is helpful in finding useful answers: https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/returningtoitaly.html 

We do not refuse passengers if they do not have the test at check-in. Who does not present it, will make it to the destination for a fee + isolation at home.

For other information, please access:

https://www.esteri.it/mae/en 

http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioFaqNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=230#8 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to / from Italy: https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3711 

Passengers entry

A pre-arrival Visa is not required to gain entry into the country. All nationalities are provided a 30-day free Visa on arrival. Tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility and are not allowed to travel to other islands or the capital city
Persons who have a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and/or persons who have fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath within the past 14 days should not travel to Maldives.

* Quarantine 
Passengers will not be subject to quarantine but All passengers arriving in to Maldives are required to present COVID-19 Negative PCR Test result. The document can be in any language but must able to prove COVID-19 Negative PCR Test Result.
The said PCR test has to be conducted within a maximum of 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives. it must be attached while completing Traveller Health Declaration form. The Traveller Health Declaration form is available from below link https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd

* Passengers forms that are required to be completed 
The online Health Declaration Form should be filled and submitted within 24 hours prior to departure. This form is accessible on https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ , the mentioned form is required to be filled on arrival and departure for crew and passengers as well.
The form completion code or the QR code on their mobiles or a printout of the QR code can be provided to the Immigration counter on arrival and departure. 
* Procedures at airport on arrival and departure for crew and passengers.
· All passengers must undergo thermal screening at the arrival and departure terminal
· All passengers should wear masks.
· Physical distancing should be ensured. All physical distancing guidelines are clearly marked with visible distance information and floor markings in passenger terminals.
· If the passenger has a fever, cough or shortness of breath on board the flight, it should be informed to the local Health Protection Agency.
· All tourists are encouraged to install the Contact Tracing app “TraceEkee.”
· Crew are required to hand over empty cans disinsection on arrival. 

Test required: YES, MANDATORY; RT-PCR or ANTIGEN, 24 hours before arrival + test upon arrival at the airport in Norway

Test languages: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German

Exceptions:

- travel from non-quarantined countries / areas;

- children under 12;

- people who, by the approved laboratory method (PCR or antigen), can document that they have suffered from covid-19 during the last 6 months. The test must have been performed in the last 2 weeks before the flight;

- foreign nationals who are strictly necessary to be able to maintain the proper functioning of critical social functions or to take care of the basic needs of the population, and there is a danger to life and health if they are denied entry;

- foreign nationals in transit;

- foreign nationals who regularly arrive in Norway from Sweden or Finland to work or study, with the exception of medical staff who are outside Norway for more than seven days;

- asylum seekers and resettlement refugees;

- foreign nationals with a residence permit in Norway, in accordance with the regulations on family immigration;

- persons related to diplomacy, foreign policy services, or embassy activities;

- foreign nationals working for the carriage of goods and passengers or on their way to or from such a service mission;

- pilots and seafarers on their way to or from service missions.

Country entry conditions: 

Only Norwegian citizens and foreigners residing in Norway will be able to enter Norway. All aliens who have no exceptions are expelled without further consideration. Most people cannot travel to Norway at this time. This is true for citizens of all countries, including EU / EEA citizens and Nordic citizens. This includes:

- tourists;

- family members not listed in the Exceptions section: close family members;

- boyfriend or fiancé;

- EU / EEA nationals (including Scandinavian citizens) who are to work or study in Norway and who do not fall under any of the following exceptions;

- business travel

- a foreign national who has been granted a Schengen visa but who does not fall under any of the exceptions below

- persons who have leisure properties in Norway but are not resident here

Exceptions are made for some groups, among others:

- Foreigners resident in Norway, whether owners or tenants;

- Those who have a special reason for entering, such as special care responsibilities for or by people in Norway, or other strong welfare considerations, such as visiting close family members who are dying, or seriously ill;

- Foreign citizens who have a visiting program with minor children;

- Close family members: spouse / registered partner / cohabitant, minor or stepchildren, parents or stepparents of minor or stepchildren;

- Journalists and other staff on a mission for a foreign media institution;

- Foreign nationals to call at an airport in Norway (both in transit at an international airport and in the Schengen area);

- Sailors, navigators and aviation personnel;

- Foreign nationals carrying goods or persons;

- Foreign nationals working in critical social functions, with documentation from the employer;

- Medical staff from Sweden and Finland working in the Norwegian health and care service;

- Staff strictly necessary for business, for which the employer must obtain approval before entering Norway;

- Children commuting daily across the Norwegian border to school.

List of ESSENTIAL areas of activity. The passenger must present a certificate (green, attached in the email), which is the confirmation received from the authorities:

- Crisis management and management

- Defense

- Law and order

- Health and care, including pharmacy and cleaning

- Rescue service

- Digital security in the civilian sector

- Nature and the environment

- Security of supply

- Water and sewage

- Financial services

- Power supply

- Electronic communication

- Transportation

Satellite-based services PLF ONLINE: All people entering Norway must complete an entry registration form in Norway, but not earlier than 72 hours before the time of entry. They will receive a confirmation to be presented at check-in / boarding and to the police on arrival in Norway.

PLF ONLINE:  https://reg.entrynorway.no/

Quarantine: 10 days

Throughout the quarantine period (10 days) passengers are directly responsible for the place and costs of accommodation.

Test required: YES, MANDATORY, PCR (NAAT, MPOCT, RT PCR, LMAP, TMA) 72 hours before arrival + FAST ANTIGEN TEST performed 24 hours before boarding time. It must be written in English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch, include the name and surname of the traveler, in accordance with the passport, contain details of the institute or laboratory that performed the test, as well as the date of performance. 

Exceptions to presenting a NEGATIVE PCR test or NEGATIVE FAST test:

1. Children under 13;

2. Cross-border commuters (including pupils and school children);

3. Holders of a diplomatic identity card issued by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

4. Holders of Dutch diplomatic passports;

5. Holders of Dutch diplomatic passports, if they are traveling in the interest of their duties, to perform their duties or to perform their duties;

6. Heads of state and members of foreign governments;

7. Passengers on a direct flight from a country NON-RISK (who lived there at least 10 days before the trip to the Netherlands)

8. Passengers on flights from a country NON-RISK  (who lived at least 10 days before the trip) transiting a Dutch airport, and are destined for a country HIGH-RISK and who do not leave the airport during transit. Passengers leaving the airport during transit are NOT EXEMPTED from presenting the NEGATIVE PCR TEST and the NEGATIVE FAST TEST.

9. Passengers of flights not destined for a Dutch airport but directed to a Dutch airport due to unforeseen circumstances;

10. Passengers with a NATO travel order or a NATO-2 visa;

11. AIRCREW (Crew members on passenger, cargo or passenger flights to or from their base of departure) who do not leave the position of the aircraft (except safety inspections) during the turnaround and who continue their journey (back) immediately afterwards;

12. Passengers working on operating platforms (oil or gas), offshore wind farms and offshore companies providing services in the energy sector. This includes only passengers flying directly to the Netherlands from an offshore gas or oil platform or from a wind farm.

13. Passengers who have been tested positive in the past but are no longer contagious and cannot present a negative PCR / NAAT / LAMP / TMA test etc. and have the following: a) positive result from a minimum of 2 - maximum 8 weeks; b) positive test 72 hours before arrival; c) rapid negative antigen test 24 hours before departure. Passengers who are unable to present a rapid negative Antigen test may experience the following a) positive result from a minimum of 2 - maximum 8 weeks; b) positive test 72 hours before arrival; c) a letter signed by a doctor 72 hours before the departure certifying that the passenger is no longer contagious.

14.Passengers holding a statement from the Ministry of Health in the context of an emergency / medical transport.

Passenger exceptions that are ONLY exempted from presenting a NEGATIVE PCR, MPOCT, NAAT, RT PCR test. LAMP or TMA, not older than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands, therefore, it is NECESSARY to present a Rapid Negative Antigen test but not older than 24 hours before boarding the aircraft bound for the Netherlands. Negative NAAT test 24 hours before STD replaces Rapid Antigen test.

1. AIRCREW (crew members or flight crew operating on passenger, cargo or passenger flights to or from their base of departure) who are required to leave the aircraft (except for safety inspections in the vicinity of the aircraft); 

2. SAILORS (including members of cruise ships and ferry boats) who own a record book if they travel for work or whose physical presence is necessary for work. The exemption does NOT apply to commercial yacht sailors and recreational craft;

3. Passengers working in the freight and other essential transport sector, including truck drivers, crew members on container vessels, bulk carriers (eg ore and coal), tanks (fuels and chemicals) and fishing vessels. Including people working in the energy sector.

Country entry conditions:

- A valid NEGATIVE PCR, NAAT, MPOCT, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA) test (not more than 72 HOURS before entering the country);

- A NEGATIVE FAST test no more than 24 HOURS before boarding;

OR

- A Negative test NAAT / PCR, NAAT, MPOCT, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA (24h before STD) REPLACES both the mandatory test performed 72h before(PCR / LAMP / TMA / MPOCT / RT-PCR) as well as the RAPID ANTIGEN Negative test.

PLUS

- A health statement for all passengers 13 years of age or older.

If BEFORE BOARDING, passengers do not comply with these conditions, then they will be denied flight.

Passengers are allowed to TRANSIT those who have a NEGATIVE PCR, NAAT, MPOCT, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA test (72h before STA) without having a RAPID ANTIGEN NATIVE test.

Non-EU / Non Schengen residents are prohibited from entering the Netherlands.

PLF required: YES, printed (required for all passengers even in transit) + Negative Test Declaration (people over 13)

Quarantine required: YES, this can be completed if a negative test is presented on the fifth day

Please also see the following links with information on travel restrictions and conditions to the Netherlands:

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/negative-test-result-and-declaration

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/self-quarantine

For more information, please access the link: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/documents/publications/2020/12/15/coronavirus-factsheet-compulsory-negative-covid-19-test-result-and-declaration 

Travel conditions: 

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad 

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban 

Test required: YES, MANDATORY, RT-PCR , no later than 72 hours before arrival. It must contain the full name of the passenger, the certification as well as the name of the laboratory where the test was performed, the date of sampling, NEGATIVE result. Digital format / print SMS format is not allowed.

Exceptions: children up to 2 years old

Country entry conditions:

Essential trips are recommended only;

Passengers wishing to transit Portugal are required to have a Negative PCR test performed 72 hours before arrival.

They are not allowed to travel to third-country nationals who do not reside in Portugal, nor to a negative PCR test performed 72 hours before arrival.

In the case of passengers from third countries, they may travel only for professional, study, family reunification, health or humanitarian reasons.

Mandatory PLF: YES, completed online - https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card
Quarantine required: NO

Please see these links with information on travel restrictions and conditions on Portugal:

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175

https://covid19.min-saude.pt/

http://www.visitmadeira.pt/en-gb/useful-info/corona-virus-(covid-19)/information-to-visitors-(covid-19)

All passengers wishing to enter the territory of Spain will have to present a test with a negative result (type RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 or other molecular techniques for RNA viral detection, such as TMA or RT-LAMP), issued in within 72 hours before arrival in Spain. Failure to do so will result in the passenger being denied entry.

Also, all passengers traveling to Spain are required to complete the passenger location form and submit the QR code obtained after completing the form upon entry into the country - the new form can be completed here: https: //www.spth.gob. es / create (individually) and https://www.spth.gob.es/create-group (group). More details can be found here: www.spth.gob.es/. This will include a question regarding the existence or not of a negative RT-PCR test performed in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.

The certificate with the result of the COVID-19 test must be in one of the following languages: Spanish, English, French and German and can be presented either printed on paper or in electronic format. If it is not possible for the certificate with the test result to be issued in one of the above languages, the original certificate must be accompanied by an authorized translation into Spanish. The COVID test certificate must contain the following data: passenger name, passport / ID number, test date, name and contact details of the center that performed the tests, technique used and a negative test result.

Exceptions:

- children up to the age of 6
- crews that are on-duty
- transit passengers (by air); if he has to leave the transit area, he must present his boarding pass for the second flight.
- passengers who have been tested positive, and after recovery, they cannot prove a negative test, but meet the following conditions:
a) presentation of a certificate with the result of the test (positive), performed 72 hours before landing in Spain.
b) presentation of a medical certificate stating that following recovery after infection with SARS-COV 2, the test result is still positive. The medical certificate must be issued in Spanish or English, in the following format:

"MR / MRS XXXXXXX CAN TRAVEL BY PLANE AS HE / SHE DOESN’T TRANSMIT COVID 19 IN SPITE OF HIS / HER POSITIVE PCR"

Passengers cannot travel if they have symptoms of COVID-19 with a recent onset (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or have had direct contact with a case of COVID- 19 in the last two weeks.

You can find the official answers of the Spanish authorities for the most frequently asked questions at this link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/sanidadExterior/CHS/Pdf/PreguntasRespuestas_en05022021.pdf 

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/ciudadania/otrosIdiomas.htm 

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm 

https://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions/3747#839 

All passengers (including British citizens) entering the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test valid 72 hours before take-off. The accepted tests are the following: PCR / LAMP / ANTIGEN and be in the following languages of international circulation (English / French / Spanish). Translations are not allowed.

Exceptions: 

All passengers (including British citizens) entering the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test valid 72 hours before take-off.

The accepted tests are the following: PCR / LAMP / ANTIGEN and be in the following languages ​​of international circulation (English / French / Spanish). Translations are not allowed.

Exceptions:

- Children under 11 years old;
- Medical emergency or accompanies a person who has a medical emergency and cannot perform the test due to the very limited time;
- Passengers whose medical condition does not allow a Covid-19 test. Evidence from the doctor is required;
- Customs or border workers;
- Workers in the system of tunnels and canals;
- Carriers;
- Personnel working in the air, sea, railway field;
- Civil aviation inspectors;
- People carrying cells and blood samples;
- Seafarers/commanders and surveyors of ships
- Specialist technical workers - goods and services;
- In certain circumstances:
- Foreign government officials;
- Government personnel (defense field);
- British officers performing various missions abroad;

From 15 February 2021, all passengers arriving in the UK must book and pay for a travel test package. This package includes COVID-19 tests to be performed on or before day 2 of quarantine and on or after day 8 of quarantine. To book the "travel test package", passengers must access the link https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ .
After booking the test package, passengers will receive a reference number that must be added when completing the PLF.

People arriving in the United Kingdom from Romania have the obligation to isolate themselves for 10 days. Upon arrival from any state it is necessary to provide contact details and information on the state in which the persons in question have been in the last 10 days. Refusal to provide this information and refusal to isolate oneself shall be punished by a fine of up to GBP 10,000.

Passengers transiting airports in the UK (transit area): Must hold PLF + TEST 72 hours before the STD (last departure point before landing in the UK).

Passengers transiting RO en route to the UK must hold a PLF + Covid Test 72 hours before the STD (last point of departure before landing in the UK).

People arriving in the United Kingdom from Romania have the obligation to isolate themselves for 10 days. Upon arrival from any state it is necessary to provide contact details and information on the state in which the persons in question have been in the last 10 days. Refusal to provide this information and refusal to isolate oneself will be fined of up to GBP 10,000.

Even if they have the test performed, passengers will still be quarantined for 10 days. Passengers who will have a negative result after 5 days will be able to get out of quarantine.

Passengers who will not have the test will be refused to travel.

Passengers are required to continue to complete their current PLF online: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk 

Additional information: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mandatory-covid-19-testing-introduced-to-bolster-border-measures 

Passengers traveling to the UK are required to submit the following form upon entry into the country

Please also consult the following links regarding entry restrictions and conditions in the UK: Travel corridors and Border Control

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel conditions to / from Great Britain

 Cancelled flights and refunds

In the actual context of the COVID pandemic, we do our best to be with all BLUE AIR passengers. We understand the situation and dissatisfaction with flight cancellations and changes, so we are constantly updating the list of frequently asked questions, providing helpful answers for you.

However, due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic at European level, there is still a risk of short-term cancellations.

As a result of the decision of the authorities to extend the national alert status and to ban all flights to / from countries not in the "Green Zone" mentioned in the list issued by CNSU, flights planned by Blue Air and in direct connection with these changes are in conitnuare affected.

If your flight has been canceled at the last minute or with a short notice due to flight restrictions imposed by the Government and you have booked the flight through Blue Air (Customer Service or www.flyblueair.com), the following procedures apply:

✔ Free Rebooking

You can change the flight date on the same route, free of charge, by accessing the official Blue Air page in the Status section Reservation.

✔ Blue Wallet

If you have not changed your flight date, it can be credited instantly to Blue Air Wallet in the Booking Status.

The amounts in the Blue Air wallet can be used for future purchases of Blue Air products.

✔ Reimbursment

Upon request, the full amount of the reservation can be refunded in cash to the payment method used to purchase the ticket.

Please note: Due to the high volume of incidents in the COVID-19 crisis, cash refunds can take more than 12 weeks.

The fastest way to recover your amount is to refund the amount in Blue Wallet and you can reuse it on other flights. Blue Air has already launched new routes both domestic and international at very competitive prices that you can find on our website.

✔ Passengers affected by cancellations in the past

An individual Blue Air wallet has been created for all canceled flight reservations. This is a new feature that allows you to use the amounts to purchase Blue Air products in the future, much easier and more transparent, directly on the Blue Air website.

You will be informed about access to the wallet via the e-mail provided in the booking form.

Your individual Blue Air e-wallet can be viewed immediately after its creation, following the steps indicated in the email indicated at the time of booking.

Blue Air sends written notifications to customers regarding the cancellation / modification of flights. Notifications are sent using the data recorded in the system (email and phone number) at the time of purchase of the travel ticket. Please make sure that the data you provide at the time of ticket purchase is correct and complete.

If you are not the person who made the reservation, please contact the person who made the reservation for you to receive all the necessary details.

If the booking was made through a travel agency, please contact them directly for more information.

Blue Air complies with national and international laws and regulations; Blue Air will not be obliged to pay compensation if the cancellation is caused by extraordinary circumstances, which could not have been avoided, even if all reasonable measures had been taken.

Compensation due to EC261 Changing the travel date or refunding the ticket
Flight canceled at least 14 days before takeoff No Yes
The flight was canceled due to extraordinary circumstances No Yes
The flight was canceled by the decision of the authorities No Yes (Changing the date will consider each country's policy restrictions)
Voluntary cancellation made by passengers No No

Passengers can change the travel date by up to 4 hours before take-off, respecting the terms and conditions of the purchased package.

Blue Air Wallet

The Blue Air Electronic Wallet is created based on the email address provided at the time of booking. Just access this page and use the email address provided at the time of booking. If this is your first login to Blue Air website, you will need to enter your email address and access the password recovery feature. A temporary password will be created for you.

For the situation in which the Electronic Blue Air Wallet did not appear automatically in your account, please send us an e-mail at [email protected]

Nothing easier! All you have to do is log in to the Blue Air website and in the payment step you will have the option to pay with your e-wallet.

The Electronic Blue Air wallet will be created based on the email address provided at the time of booking. If the email address has been used consistently, the amounts will be in a single Blue Air Wallet.

YES, all vouchers that you already have and for which you used the same contact email address will be automatically migrated to a single wallet.

No, this feature is not currently implemented in the new booking system. We are working hard to make it available to passengers in the following weeks.

YES, tickets and services can be purchased for other travelers as well.

Upon request, the full amount of the reservation can be refunded in cash to the payment method used to purchase the ticket.

Please note: Due to the high volume of incidents in the COVID-19 crisis, cash refunds can take more than 10 weeks.

Yes, you will be able to use several payment methods as soon as possible. For the time being, payments can be made using a single payment method of your choice - wallet or debit/credit card.

Passenger support

In the context of the current situation, we receive a high volume of requests, the processing time being automatically longer than normal, both by phone and in writing.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and we assure you that we strive for each passenger to receive a response to their requests.

 Sanitary Safety Measures

According with Order no. 984/829/2020 issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport and with the Aviation Safety Protocol, in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, issued by EASA, Blue Air introduces additional protection and prevention measures for its passengers.


From trip planning to boarding:

1. We recommend that you check in and purchase services online, such as payment for extra luggage and priority boarding.

2. Consult and observe all health protection instructions published by Blue Air.

3. If you experience symptoms of respiratory illness on the day of travel, request a rescheduling of the flight, based on a medical opinion.

4. Prepare a sufficient number of masks for the entire duration of the trip, as well as the necessary disinfectant.

5. Arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before the scheduled departure time.

6. Companions are not allowed to enter the airport, except in cases of special assistance, inserted in the reservation (eg wheelchair, unaccompanied minor, etc.).

7. Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other passengers.

8. Wear a face mask, applied correctly over the nose, mouth and chin.

9. Replace the protective mask every 4 hours, or when it gets wet or dirty.

Throughout the flight and during landing:

1. The protective mask, applied correctly over the nose, mouth and chin, is mandatory throughout the flight. Remove the mask only for serving drinks and food.

2. Replace the protective mask every 4 hours, or when it gets wet or dirty. Throw the used one in a closed trash can or hand it to the cabin crew in a bad air bag.

3. Avoid traveling in the passenger compartment. Tail formation in toilets is not allowed.

4. Disinfect your hands frequently with an alcohol-based product, or wash with soap and water, especially before eating or drinking or after going to the bathroom.

5. Avoid approaching anyone who has signs or symptoms of respiratory infections.

6. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, inform the cabin crew.

7. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

8. Minimize contact with aircraft surfaces. Avoid using air nozzles on board.

9. When you cough and sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow flexed. If you use a napkin, immediately throw it in a closed trash can or hand it to the cabin crew in a bad air bag.

10. On-board service consists only of prepackaged products. When you buy products on board, as much as possible, make the payment with the card.

11. Do not form queues at landing. Stay seated until the aisle is cleared in your area.

12. The aircraft is disinfected daily by nebulization and is equipped with HEPA filters, which capture 99.97% of the microbes from the filtered air.

From landing to departure from the airport:

1. Wearing a face mask, applied over the nose and mouth, is mandatory.

2. Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other passengers, including the luggage compartment.

Fly safe!

Blue Air has implemented robust health safety protocols on board its aircraft. Blue Air was the first and only airline in Romania whose aircraft were subjected daily to the nebulization process, using substances that sterilize the entire space in which they are distributed. This modern process of sterilization and disinfection will be maintained indefinitely.

In addition, Blue Air aircraft are equipped with HEPA air filters, which capture over 99.97% of airborne microbes from the filtered air, and passengers are provided with alcohol and disinfectant gel wipes.

Thank you for choosing to fly with Blue Air and comply with health safety measures.

We wish you a pleasant flight and clear skies!


The Blue Air team