PM Cîţu: Romanians won’t need certificate for in-country vacation

Prime Minister Florin Cîţu declared on Monday at a news conference at Victoria Palace in Bucharest that a vaccination certificate will not be implemented for Romanians traveling domestically.

Answering a journalist’s question as to whether the planned European green passport will be applied within Romania as well, the prime minister said:

“No. Certainly not. In Romania, the green certificate will not be applied; Romanians will go on holiday without it. That is why we have this inter-ministerial committee in place, to make sure that the rules are observed, but without a green certificate,” said Cîţu.

The prime minister also voiced his hope that from June 1, as many measures as possible can be eased in Romania.

“The summer season is starting soon. I wish that we will have a much better holiday than we had last year, and we’ll have it,” he said, adding that he hopes the necessary measures will also be respected by those who work in the tourism industry.

Green passport

The European Commission has proposed the creation of a green electronic certificate, also referred to as a “green passport,” to facilitate safe, free movement within the EU member countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The certificate will prove that its holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative coronavirus test, or been cured of COVID-19.  (Agerpres)


Title image: Romanian Prime Minister Florin Cîţu during his press conference at Victoria Palace on April 5, 2021. (Image: Romanian Government’s YouTube channel)

Author: Attila Szoó