Airport Rules on March 31 as Romania Joins Air And Maritime Schengen


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Romania will be joining Schengen as of Sunday, but only with the air and sea borders, under the conditions that Austria does not give in and continues to keep our country at the land border of the European space of free movement. This means that starting from March 31, people traveling to or from destinations in the Schengen member states will no longer have to go through border control in the 17 airports and ports, the representatives of the Ministry of the Interior explaining, on Thursday, what the procedures will be.
The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) Bogdan Despescu said that there will be no additional obligations for passengers, but only for the authorities.
He explained, on Thursday, in a press conference, what Romania’s accession to Schengen will entail with air and sea borders, presenting the new rules:
  • Starting from March 31, 2024, people traveling to or from destinations in the Schengen member states will no longer have to go through border control in the 17 airports and the four seaports located in Constanța county.
  • Concretely, after going through the security control procedure at the airport, a current activity in all international airports, including those in the Schengen area, people entering the terminal will not be subject to border control as it is today, at the tonneau.
  • Passengers will go directly to the boarding gates and along this route they will be able to be checked by the Border Police and the mixed crews of the Romanian Police, the Gendarmerie and the General Inspectorate for Immigration.
  • The counters that now work for both Schengen and non-Schengen will work, starting from Sunday, only on the non-Schengen flow.
  • For trips to non-Schengen states, both for Romanian adults and minors, the travel conditions remain unchanged, and the documents will be checked at the Border Police control filters.

Random checks will be made to detect those who have false travel documents, who are being followed or who are banned from leaving the country. If no problems are found during the control procedures, passengers will continue their journey without problems, and if irregularities are discovered, the person in question will be taken to the second line of verification, where the situation will be clarified.

Even the citizens who come to Romania from Schengen will no longer be controlled after disembarking, as is happening now, at the counters. Also in a random way, they can be checked by the Police and Gendarmerie teams.

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1 Comment
  1. Panagiotis Spyridis says

    … and shortly by June 2024 we do our land Schengen with Greece and Bulgaria. Love to all.

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