The Global Mobility team of Bacciardi and Partners has recently assisted a leading Italian company in managing and regulating the posting to Romania of some employees, in order to perform management and production control activities for the Romanian subsidiary.
Particularly challenging was the assessment of the Romanian legislation that currently regulates the entries from foreign countries aimed at avoiding the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Romanian emergency regulations require travelers coming from Italy to observe a 14-day isolation period (quarantine), since the Romanian National Institute of Public Health has included Italy in the list of foreign countries with high epidemiological risk.
For the analysis the following provisions were particularly useful:
- Article 4 of Decision no. 9 dated 11.02.2021, issued by the Romanian National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU), provides for some exceptions to the isolation obligation related to the timing of stay of foreign travelers in the Romanian territory and the circumstance whether they have been subjected to the vaccine against Covid-19;
- In the event that the conditions above are not met, however article 2 of Decision No. 9 dated 11.02.2021 provides that it is possible to reduce to 10 days the period of quarantine if the foreign traveler:
a) submits to the Romanian authorities a negative Covid-19 test performed no later than 72 hours prior to his entry into Romania; or
b) does not present symptoms of Covid-19 and, after the eighth day of entry into Romania, undergoes a Covid-19 test that results to be negative.
While operating, our Firm has taken into account the probability of an update of the regulations on the posting of employees, considering that the legislation applicable to the restrictions on entry into European and non-European countries is constantly changing, due to the pandemic trend in the specific territories.