How was a Romanian family forced to return from Greece forced to stay in quarantine even if it had a negative test and a green certificate

A Romanian family forced to stay in quarantine on their return from Greece sued the Giurgiu Public Health Directorate, showing that upon entering the country they had a negative test and a green certificate issued by the Greek Government.

In the trial at the Răcari Court, the two spouses showed that they went on holiday to Greece, and on their return they performed a PCR test to detect the infection with Sars Cov-2, a test whose result was negative.

Based on these tests, they obtained the Green Certificate, issued by the Government of Greece, according to Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2021 on the framework for issuing, verifying and accepting interoperable vaccination certificates, COVID cure testing -19 (EU digital certificate on COVID) to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic, which entered into force on 13 August 2021.

The certificates obtained in Greece were not, however, recognized to the two Romanians, against whom a decision was made to enter the quarantine.

“Although Romania issues green certificates to persons who have performed a rapid PCR or antigen test, it does not recognize the same certificates, issued by other Member States of the European Union, which constitutes discrimination between persons who have a negative PCR test and persons vaccinated or cured by contracting the disease “, the applicants also stated.

The court ruled in favor of the DSP

The Răcari Court ruled in favor of DSP, upholding the decision by which the Romanian family was placed in quarantine.

„According to art. 7 para. (3) of the CNSU Decision no. 43 / 01.07.2021, “the proof of testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, necessary in order to apply the exceptions provided in this decision, is made by means of the green test certificate, or by the negative result of an RT-PCR test for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, carried out no later than 72 hours before boarding (for those traveling by public transport) or entering the national territory (for those traveling by own means) and presented in the language of the country where the test was also performed in English. “.

It follows that, in the case of passengers coming from a ‘red’ zone, according to the classification set out above, they are not exempted from the 14-day quarantine measure, even if they have a negative RT-PCR test.

People who come from a state included in the “Red Zone” will be exempted from the quarantine measure only if they remain on the national territory for a period of less than 3 days (72 hours) “, said the Răcari Court.

In the same sentence, the judge also stated that “the measure of quarantine against the applicants was ordered in accordance with national and European legal provisions”.

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