POLITEHNICA UNIVERSITY TIMISOARA
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE

22.03.2022 - 31.12.2022

  

NOTICE! 
To prevent possible spreading of the SARS-CoV-2 virus we advise:
  • International students and staff who are currently at UPT: to avoid crowded places, to keep updated on the applicable rules here, and to keep in touch with the Department for International Relations by e-mail at incoming@upt.ro.
  • International students and staff who are planning to start / finish their mobilities at UPT: to have a look at https://reopen.europa.eu/en for details on international travel requirements and/or restrictions.
 
 
22.03.2022. Starting from 04.04.2022 UPT resumes face-to-face activities with all students, with the exception of:
- students in their final year of studies, for whom the decission will be taken at faculty level;
- first year master students, for whom the decission will be taken at faculty level;
- extramural students, who will continue with online activities, except for exams which will be organised face-to face.
All bachelor/master/PhD theses will be defended face-to-face.  
 
09.03.2022. The nation-wide state of alert has ended. The pandemic-related restrictions were all lifted, however it is still recommended to wear a mask in crowded places. 
 
22.02.2022. The second semester will be taught as follows:
- Students enrolled in Bachelor study programmes (except for students in their last year) - hybrid (online courses, face-to-face seminars, labs, etc.);
- Students enrolled in their last year at Bachelor study programmes - online course activities. Whether seminars, labs, etc. will be organised face-to-face or online is decided at the level of each faculty, by decision of the Bureau of the Faculty Council, in relation to the specificity and particularity of each study programme;
- Students enrolled in Master study programmes - online participation of students in all teaching activities.
 
07.02.2022.  The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (07.02.2022 - 07.03.2022).
 
06.01.2022. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (08.01.2022 - 06.02.2022). Cloth or plastic face masks are no longer accepted, only medical or FFP2 (N95) masks are to be used in all public areas (indoors and outdoors). 
 
16.12.2021. In the period 17.01.2022 - 06.02.2022 (exam session 1) and 14.02.2022 - 27.02.2022 (exam session 2) activities at UPT will be organised as follows:
- For Bachelor degree programmes (intramural): half of the exams will be face-to-face, and half online;
- For Bachelor degree programmes (distance learning and extramural): all the exams will be online;
- For Master degree programmes: it is recommended that all exams be online, however if the faculty decides to organise some face-to-face exams their number will be limited to half of the exams from that particular session.
 
When exams are organised face-to-face, the following students will have the option to take the exam online:
- students confirmed with SARS-COV-2 who are in izolation on the day of the exam;
- students in high risk groups who have submitted documents requiring the exemption during the weeks 11 and 12 of the first semester at their Faculty's Dean Office.
 
09.12.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (09.12.2021 - 07.01.2022).
 
06.12.2021. In the period 06.12.2021 - 14.01.2022 classes at UPT will be organised as follows:
  • 06.12.2021 - 17.12.2021 and 10.01.2022 - 14.01.2022: hybrid, except for students enrolled at bachelor's degrees in the first year of study who will have courses online;
  • 20.12.2021 - 22.12.2021 and 06.01.2022 - 07.01.2022: online.
15.11.2021. In the period November 15th - December 3rd 2021 all classes will be organised online at UPT. 
 
09.11.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (09.11.2021- 08.12.2021).
 
01.11.2021. For the next 2 weeks classes at UPT will be organised online. A decission regarding the way in which classes will be taught during the weeks 8 and 9 of the academic year will be taken on 12.11.2021.
 
25.10.2021. The following rules will apply nation-wide for the next 30 days: 
  • Going outside the home: fully vaccinated people (after 10 days have passed from the last dose) & recently recovered COVID patients (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test): no restrictions, COVID certificate required; un-vaccinated people: restriction between 22:00 - 05:00, declaration required for the few exceptions (travel to/from work, for medical assistance, to help children/elderly/people with dissabilities, certain types of intercity travel);
  • Mask covering mouth and nose: mandatory in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors;
  • Access in public institutions: allowed only with COVID certificate;
  • Shops: allowed to be open from 05:00 to 21:00, only home delivery is possible outside this interval, COVID certificate required; The only shops which do not require the certificate are pharmacies, gas stations and grocery stores located outside shopping malls.
  • Restaurants, cafes: can only serve vaccinated and recently recovered people (COVID certificate required), between 05:00 - 21:00, and up to 50% of the space capacity; 
  • Sports, fitness halls, swimming pools, playgrounds: inside and outside, open only for vaccinated and recently recovered people (COVID certificate required) and only for a percentage of their space capacity;
  • Sports competitions: can be organised only without an audience;
  • Outdoor events (festivals, concerts, etc.): cancelled;
  • Trainings, workshops, conferences: cancelled;
  • Bars, clubs, discos: closed.
15.10.2021. For the next 2 weeks classes at UPT will be organised online. A decission regarding the way in which classes will be taught during the weeks 6 and 7 of the academic year will be taken on 29.10.2021 (HCA 155 / 15.10.2021)
 
06.10.2021. In all administrative units with a cumulative incidence of COVID-19 over 6 per thousand inhabitants during the past 14 days it is mandatory to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth in outdoor public spaces. Are exempt from this people doing sports alone or together with people they live with in areas that are not crowded (eg. walking, running, biking, etc.) and workers performing strenous activity outdoors. 
 
02.10.2021. The following rules have been changed for the next period:
  1. Festive events (weddings, parties, etc.) - can be organised indoors or outdoors between 05:00 - 24:00, with a maximum of 200 participants (but not more than 50% of the capactity of the location) and only if all those involved are fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose) or have recoved from COVID (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test);
  2. Protests  - can be organised between 05:00 - 24:00, with a maximum of 100 participants, only if all those involved are fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose), have recoved from COVID (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test) and wear nose and mouth covering masks;
  3. Movie screenings, shows, concerts, festivals - can be organised indoors or outdoors between 05:00 - 24:00, with no more than 50% of the capactity of the location and only if all those involved are fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose) or have recoved from COVID (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test), and wear the mask;
  4. Outdoor sport activities - can be organised with groups of up to 10 people and only if all those involved are fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose) or have recoved from COVID (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test).
  5. Trainings, workshops, conferences - can be organised only if all those involved are fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose), have recoved from COVID (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test), wear nose and mouth covering masks, and up to 50% of the capacity of the space;
  6. Restaurants - can serve people up to 50% of their capacity, and only if all those involved are fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose), have recoved from COVID (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test);
  7. Gyms, fitness centers, swimming pools - can be open between 05:00 - 24:00, at up to 50% of their capacity and if all those involved are fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose), have recoved from COVID (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test);
  8. Shops - can be open between 05:00  - 22:00 in administrative units with an incidence over 6. After 22:00 home delivery is possible. 
  9. Going out - fully vaccinated (10 days after the final dose) and recently recovered COVID patients (between days 15-180 of the initial COVID-19 confirmation test) are exempt from the night travel restrictions, but must present the COVID certificate. 
01.10.2021. During the period 4-15.10.2021 classes at UPT will be organised online in the Timișoara campus, and in a hybrid manner in the Hunedoara campus. A decission regarding the way teaching will be done in the week 4 and 5 of the academic year will be taken on October 15th 2021 for the Timișoara campus, and on October 8th for the Hunedoara campus (HCA 147/01.10.2021).
 
29.09.2021. As the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 in the past 14 days raised yesterday above 7.5 per thousand inhabitants in Timisoara, new restrictions are going to be implemented in the city starting from 01.10.2021. The new rules are listed below and will remain in place until the incidence drops below 7:
  1. All the restrictions mentioned below for the cumulative incidence above 6 remain valid.
  2. Shops & service providers can receive customers between 05:00 - 18:00 all week long. Outside this interval only home delivery is allowed.
28.09.2021. Teaching at UPT will be done online from today until the end of the week. A decission regarding the way of teaching during the next 2 weeks will be taken on October 1st.
 
27.09.2021. As the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 in the past 14 days raised yesterday above 6 per thousand inhabitants in Timisoara, new restrictions are going to be implemented in the city starting from 28.09.2021. The new rules are listed below and will remain in place until either the incidence drops below 5.5 or it raises above 7.5 per thousand inhabitants:
  1. Going outside the home:
    • people fully vaccinated (at least 10 days after the final dose) can travel without restrictions throughout the week
    • unvaccinated persons: Monday-Thursday: people can circulate without restrictions, Friday-Sunday: no traffic between 20:00 and 05:00, with certain exceptions mentioned in the declaration: travel required by employer, travel for medical assistance, buying medicine, caring for or accompanying children/elderly/disabled people, death of a family member)
    • Restriction no longer applies if the cumulative incidence at 14 days is less than or equal to 5.5 / 1000 inhabitants
    • COVID certificate is required for fully vaccinated people;
    • Declaration or certificate from employer & ID are required for not vaccinated people
  2. Mask in public spaces
    • compulsory within a radius of 50 meters around educational establishments
    • mandatory within a radius of 25 meters around public spaces, such as markets, commercial spaces, hospital units (not limited to them)
    • mandatory when indoors 
  3. Shops, services
    • in closed or open spaces: Monday-Thursday: normal schedule, Friday-Sunday: activity allowed between 05: 00-18: 00, outside this interval being allowed only home delivery
    • No longer applies if the cumulative incidence at 14 days is less than or equal to 5.5 / 1000 inhabitants
  4. Restaurants, cafes
    • inside &  terraces: Monday-Thursday: activity allowed between 05: 00-02: 00, Friday-Sunday: activity allowed between 05: 00-18: 00, outside this interval being allowed only home delivery
    • up to 50% of the maximum space capacity
    • COVID certificate required 
  5. Recreational and sports activities:
    • Outdoor sport activities - prohibited
    • Gyms / fitness halls - closed
    • Swimming pools - closed
  6. Private events (weddings, baptisms, festive meals) - prohibited
  7. Indoor events (cinemas, shows, concerts) - prohibited
  8. Outdoor events (shows, concerts, festivals, etc.) - prohibited
  9. Sports competitions - in closed or open spaces - prohibited
  10. Training courses (workshops) - prohibited
  11. Conferences - prohibited
20.09.2021. As the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 in the past 14 days raised above 3 per thousand inhabitants in Timisoara, new restrictions are going to be implemented in the city. The new rules are listed below and will remain in place until either the incidence drops below 2 or it raises above 4 per thousand inhabitants:
 
Restaurants, cafes (indoor & outdoor)
  • activity allowed between 05:00 - 02:00
  • up to 50% of the maximum space capacity
  • COVID certificate is required
Outdoor recreational and sports activities
  • maximum 10 people
Gyms / fitness halls
  • up to 50% of the maximum space capacity
  • area of ​​at least 7 sqm for each person
Indoor swimming pools
  • up to 50% of the maximum space capacity
  • COVID certificate is required

Private events such as weddings, baptisms, festive meals, parties

  • when indoors : maximum 200 people
  • area of ​​at least 2 sqm for each person
  • COVID certificate is required

Indoor events (cinemas, shows, concerts)

  • up to 50% of the maximum space capacity
  • wearing a protective mask is mandatory
  • COVID certificate is required

Outdoor events (shows, concerts, festivals, etc.)

  • maximum 1000 spectators
  • wearing a protective mask is mandatory
  • area of ​​at least 4 sqm for each person
  • COVID certificate is required

Sports competitions in closed or open spaces

  • up to 30% of the maximum space capacity
  • distance of at least 1 meter between persons
  • wearing a protective mask is mandatory
  • COVID certificate is required

Trainings & workshops

  • inside: maximum 150 people
  • outside: maximum 200 people
  • area of ​​at least 2 sqm for each person
  • wearing a protective mask is mandatory
  • COVID certificate is required

Conferences

  • maximum 150 people
  • area of ​​at least 2 sqm for each person
  • wearing a protective mask is mandatory
  • COVID certificate is required

Crowded areas, markets, public transportation, shared cars (taxis, but also private cars used by people who do not live together), public indoor spaces (shops, banks, offices, medical centers, schools, churches etc.)

  • wearing a protective mask is mandatory

09.09.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (10.09.2021 - 10.10.2021).

06.08.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (11.08.2021 - 10.09.2021).
 
08.07.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (12.07.2021 - 10.08.2021).
 
11.06.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (12.06.2021 - 11.07.2021).
 
17.05.2021. Several COVID-19 nation-wide restrictions were lifted on May 15th, 2021:
  • Night travel restrictions were lifted, so movement of people between 22:00 - 05:00 is no longer restricted. 
  • There are no restrictions on the operating hours of restaurants, bars, shops, etc. 
  • Masks are no longer mandatory outdoors with a few exceptions: crowded areas (ex. concerts, protests, rallies, processions, etc.), waiting areas for public transportation, fairs, markets. 
  • Outdoor sports events can be held with an audience (maximum 25% of the stadium capacity). 

A new ranking of countries according to the COVID-19 incidence has been approved, and the new rules are as follows:

  • GREEN - people coming from these countries do not need to quarantine on arrival;
  • YELLOW - people coming from these countries need to quarantine for 14 days, if they are not vaccinated and they do not present a negative RT-PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to entering the country. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10. People who had COVID-19 are not longer exempt from quarantine upon entering Romania;
  • RED - people coming from these countries need to quarantine for 14 days if they are not vaccinated. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

11.05.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (13.05.2021 - 11.06.2021) with a few ammendments:

  • The movement of people is allowed on May 13, 2021, between 2-5 in the morning, for muslims celebrating Ramazan Bayram;
  • The restriction on who can take part in religious pilgrimages or processions is lifted;
  • Test/pilot events (where more than 50% of the hall capacity is used) will be organised in the fields of sports, music, cinema, etc. These events can only be attended by people who are vaccinated, had COVID-19 in the past 15-90 days, or who tested negative within the 72 hours prior to the event. 
10.05.2021. As the cumulative incidence in the past 14 days dropped below 1.5 in Timisoara, some of the COVID-19 related restrictions were lifted from Sunday, May 9th: 
  • The activity with the public of indoor restaurants and cafes is allowed without exceeding 50% of the maximum capacity.
  • The activity of cinemas, entertainment and / or concert establishments can be resumed without exceeding 50% of the maximum capacity.
26.04.2021. As the cumulative incidence in the past 14 days dropped below 3 in Timisoara, some of the COVID-19 related restrictions were lifted from Sunday, April 25th. The main changes are the following:
  • Stores can remain open until 21.00 throughout the week.
  • The movement of persons is allowed until 22.00 without restrictions, throughout the week.
  • The indoor activity of economic operators in the field of sports and / or fitness is allowed, with the obligation to comply with the prevention norms established by the joint order of the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Minister of Health.
  • The activity with the public of restaurants and cafes INSIDE BUILDINGS is allowed without exceeding 30% of the maximum capacity.
  • The activity of licensed economic operators in the field of gambling, as well as cinemas, entertainment and / or concert establishments can be resumed without exceeding 30% of the maximum capacity.
  • The activity of restaurants and cafes inside hotels, boarding houses or other accommodation units is allowed without exceeding 30% of the maximum capacity of the space.
13.04.2021. The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (13.04.2021 - 12.05.2021).
 
12.04.2021. For the next 2 weeks the restrictions applied in Timisoara are those for administrative units where the cumulative incidence in the past 14 days is between 4 and 7.5 per 1,000 inhabitants: the time interval in which the movement of persons outside their homes is allowed is from 5 am until 10 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and until 8.00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The stores will close by 9 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and by 6.00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can monitor the applicable restrictions and the number of COVID-19 cases in Timisoara here.
 
10.04.2021. Foreign citizens with residence rights in Romania can schedule an appointment for vaccination using the national platform

31.03.2021. The regional lockdown ended on March 31 2021 at midnight. The country-wide restrictions mentioned below for cities where the incidence exceeds 7.5 per 1000 inhabitants remain in place.

29.03.2021. New nation-wide restricitions were announced: 

  • For administrative units where the incidence exceeds 7.5 per 1,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days, traffic is prohibited between 8.00 pm and 5.00 am and stores close at the latest at 6.00 pm the whole week. Incidence in Timisoara on March 29th is 7.96 (you can monitor the rules and the number of cases in Timisoara here), and these restrictions are in addition to the ones for regional lockdown. 
  • For administrative units where the cumulative incidence in the past 14 days is higher than 4 per 1,000 inhabitants and less than 7.5 per 1,000 inhabitants: the reduction of the time interval in which the movement of persons outside their homes is allowed until 8.00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The stores will also close until 6.00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Exceptions to the rules above are made for pharmacies, gas stations, delivery services, and transportation services. 
  • Exceptions are also made for Sunday, when traffic will be allowed until 10.00 for participation in the religious services officiated for the Passover holiday, and on April 3 and 4 until 2.00 am for travel and participation in religious services officiated on the occasion of the Catholic Easter.
  • Exceptions to travel restrictions are made for: business trips, medical assistance that cannot be postponed, for buying medicines, travel outside the administrative units of persons in transit, for the assistance of elderly/sick, attending funerals of family members, in which cases the persons in question will have to show a statement on one's own responsibility to the relevant authorities, filled in in advance.
  • For administrative units where the cumulative incidence of the cases in the past 14 days is higher than 4 per 1,000 inhabitants the activity of the sport halls / fitness facilities will also be suspended.

24.03.2021. The regional lockdown is extended until 31.03.2021. 

22.03.2021. The regional lockdown is extended for three days until 24.03.2021.  

11.03.2021 The nation-wide state of alert has been extended for another month (14.03.2021 - 12.04.2021). The movement of people between 22:00 - 06:00 is restricted, hence those who need to travel in this timeframe should fill in and sign this declaration.

08.03.2021 Between March 8th and March 22nd, 2021 the city of Timișoara and the surrounding admininistrative units Moșnița Nouă, Ghiroda, Giroc and Dumbrăvița are in regional lockdown. The following restrictions apply:

  1. It is strictly forbidden to enter / leave the quarantined area through other areas and access roads than those open to public traffic on national, county, communal and forest roads.
  2. The movement of people in public spaces, inside the quarantined area, is prohibited, except for well-justified reasons, based on the declaration, the employee ID or the certificate issued by the employer. The declaration on one's own responsibility must include the name and surname, date of birth, address of residence / place of professional activity, reason for travel, date of completion and signature, as well as the time interval necessary to carry out the activity;
  3. Between 06:00 - 22:00 people's movement is restricted to the types of activities mentioned in the declaration. Only people over the age of 65 can go shopping between 10:00 - 13:00. People under the age of 65 can shop between 06:00 - 10:00 and 13:00 - 20:00.  
  4. The movement of people in pedestrian groups larger than 6 persons who do not belong to the same family, as well as the formation of such groups, is forbidden.
  5. Facial masks covering the mouth and nose remain mandatory both indoor and outdoor for everyone over the age of 5. 
  6. The opening hours of stores selling food and non-food goods will be limited to 20:00, except for pharmacies and gas stations that may have a non-stop schedule.
  7. The number of people inside shops / supermarkets / hypermarkets will be limited to a maximum of 30% of capacity, in compliance with the rules of physical distancing. In the case of shopping centers, the access is limited so as to ensure 8 sqm / person, in compliance with the rules of social distancing. 
  8. At the same time, the following activities are prohibited:
    - organizing private events (weddings, baptisms, festive meals, parties, etc.) in closed and open spaces;
    - organizing private events and / or activities for children indoors, such as anniversary events, playgrounds;
    - the activity with the public of economic operators that carry out activities of preparation, commercialization and consumption of food and / or alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, such as restaurants and cafes, including terraces, inside and outside the buildings (food pick-up and home delivery services will continue to operate);
    - the activity with the public of the economic operators licensed in the field of gambling;
    - organization of public meetings organized under Law no. 60/1991 on the organization and conduct of public meetings, republished;
    - organizing and carrying out activities such as shows and / or concerts;
    - cultural, scientific, artistic or entertainment activities in closed or open spaces;
    - all sports activities and competitions, individual or collective, which take place indoors or outdoors, including fitness rooms, except for professional events organized by the relevant federations (it is however allowed to do individual sports such as jogging nearby one's residence while respecting all the other rules);
    - organization of markets for non-food products, fairs, stalls, fairs and flea markets.
  9.  As an exception, the sale of flowers / floral arrangements on March 8, 2021 is permitted.
  10. Outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies are limited to 20 participants. 
  11. Attending outdoor religious services is allowed as long as the physical distance rules are respected. 
  12. Starting with 13.03.2021, at 05:00, on Saturdays and Sundays, shopping centers will temporarily suspend their activity during the application of the regional quarantine measure, except for the economic operators selling food, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and pet food shops. On Saturdays and Sundays, economic operators from shopping centers (fast food area) will be able to sell food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in a home delivery system. 
  13. From the date of establishment of the zonal quarantine measure, the economic agents / operators in the field of non-food trade will temporarily suspend their activity during the application of the measure on Saturdays and Sundays, except for economic operators selling food, pharmacies, dry cleaners, food shops for pets.

05.02.2021. Starting with the 12th of February 2021, 12 a.m., all the persons coming to Romania from countries in the yellow zone must present a negative PCR test for Covid-19 taken within maximum 72 hours before entering the country.  The following persons are exempt from this requirement:

  • the persons who have been previously vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the second dose. A minimum of 10 days is required from the administration of the second dose until the date of direct contact or entry in Romania. The proof of the vaccine, including the administration date of the second dose, will be made through a document issued by the health unit that administered it, in Romania or abroad;
  • the persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the previous 90 days before entering the country, as evidenced by medical documents or by the Corona-forms database.  A minimum of 14 days must have passed from the confirmation of the infection until entering the country.

03.02.2021. The structure of the spring semester has been decided as follows:

  • The 1st week of activity (15.02.2021 - 21.02.2021) will be online; during weeks 2 to 6 (22.02.2021 - 28.03.2021) the activities will be hybrid for the 1st year bachelor students (practical activities/ laboratories will require students' physical presence), and online for all other study years; during the weeks 7 to 10 (29.03.2021 - 25.04.2021) the activities will be either hybrid or online for all study years, except for bachelor's and master's final-year students who will study exclusively online; during the weeks 11 to 14 (03.05.2021 - 30.05.2021) the activities will be hybrid for all students, except for those in their final year of studies who will have face-to-face activities whenever necessary in order to complete their theses. 
  • The university undertakes to provide accommodation for incoming students (2 persons/shared room) if the legal framework allows it only after taking into account the evolution of COVID-19.
  • According to decision 48/08.10.2020 of the National Committee for Emergency Situations only the students which have COVID-19 symptoms at their arrival in Romania shall automatically enter in self-isolation and/or self-quarantine. In these cases Politehnica University Timisoara cannot undertake the responsibility of providing accommodation for the required 14 days of isolation/quarantine .

19.01.2021. Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

19.11.2020. Considering the actual status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Romania, we would like to inform you about the situation for the second semester activity of 2020/2021:

  • The academic activities will take place within one of the three possible scenarios (face to face, hybrid, online) to be announced by the Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT) on February 2021, in accordance with the national decisions and evolution of Covid-19 at that moment in Timișoara. According to the requirements of the Romanian Ministry of Education, the decision is taken by the Senate of the university one week before the courses start. The academic activities are expected, though, to continue online or hybridly.
  • The university will take the responsibility of providing the accommodation for the incoming students (2 persons/shared room), only if the legal framework allows it, depending on the evolution of Covid-19.
  • The university cannot take the responsibility of assuring 14 days accommodation for the cases of self-isolation and/or self-quarantine. In the case when the students' countries of origin are included in the so-called "yellow list" at the moment when the mobility starts (please check https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/liste-zone-afectate-covid-19), we advise students to postpone their physical mobility and apply for a blended one.

10.11.2020. According to the UPT Senate Decision no. 250 / 09.11.2020 during the weeks 9-14 of the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021, as well as during the winter exam session the teaching activities are carried out entirely online.

09.11.2020. New restrictions valid from November 9th to December 8th in the whole country. For details click here.

05.11.2020. Romanian news flow in English: https://www.agerpres.ro/english

28.10.2020. As the number of cases during the last 14 days per thousand inhabitants reached  3.16 at Timiș county level and 4.15 at Timișoara city level (as of October 27th), the rules mentioned below will be extended to the entire Timiș county from October 29th to November 12th. 

26.10.2020. As the cumulated number of cases during the last 14 days surpassed 3 per thousand inhabitants, in the city of Timișoara the following rules will be enforced between October 24th and November 7th, 2020:

  • it is mandatory to wear face masks in both outdoor and indoor public spaces from the moment the person leaves their home (or room in case of hotels) until the person returns to their home. The mask should cover both the mouth and the nose. The fines for not wearing a mask in a public space vary between 500 and 2500 lei. Masks are to be worn by all people over the age of 5. The mask can be removed for short periods of time for smoking, eating, drinking or individual sport activities if all of the following conditions are met: the person is outdoors, outside areas with pedestrian traffic, and maintains a distance of at least 2 meters from other people;
  • the indoor activity of restaurants, cafes, clubs, bars, discos, theatres, cinemas, gyms, play grounds is suspended;
  • private events (weddings, parties, celebrations) both outdoors and indoors are not allowed.

16.10.2020. Taking into account the evolution of COVID-19 cases at local and national level the Administration Council of Politehnica University of Timisoara has decided (decission 140/13.10.2020) that classes will continue online during the weeks 6-8 of the academic calendar (October 26th to November 13th).

16.10.2020. According to the decision of the Timiş County Committee for Emergency Situations, on the entire territory of the county it is mandatory to wear a face mask (covering the nose and mouth) in open public spaces as follows: within a radius of 50 m of the entrance and inside the perimeter of educational institutions, commercial markets, fairs, flea markets, food markets, waiting areas, queues formed at the entrance to various institutions and companies, public transport stops, train station platforms, bus stations, airports, at border crossings, outside tourist attractions, summer gardens, public and private festivals, public and private cultural events and public events, religious ceremonies, collective services and prayers, in crowded promenade areas including local pedestrian centers and river banks inside localities, in parking lots and recreational areas adiaccents to shopping centers and malls. The obligation is established for all persons who have reached the age of 5 years.

At the same time, the activity of indoor restaurants and cafes is carried out as follows: not exceeding 50% of maximum capacity of the space, and in the time interval 06.00-23.00, in the territorial administrative units where the cumulated incidence of the cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1.5 / 1000 inhabitants; without exceeding 30% of the maximum capacity of the space and in the time interval 06.00-23.00, if the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days of the cases in the territorial administrative units is higher than 1.5 and less than or equal to 3 / 1000 inhabitants. The activity of indoor restaurants and cafes is prohibited, when the incidence of 3 / 1000 inhabitants is exceeded.

CJSU Timiş also decided to suspend the activity of bars, clubs and discos.

Cinemas, performance halls and / or concert halls are allowed to function with the participation of the public as follows: up to 50% of the maximum capacity of the space, if the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days of the cases is less than or equal to 1.5 / 1000 inhabitants; up to 30% of the maximum capacity of the space, if the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days of the cases is higher than 1.5 and less than or equal to 3 / 1000 inhabitants.

The organization and outdoor performance of shows, concerts, public and private festivals or other cultural events are allowed only with the participation of up to 300 spectators with seats on chairs, located at a distance of at least 2 meters from each other, all wearing face masks. These events are prohibited where the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days of the cases is higher than 1.5 / 1000 inhabitants.

The localities in the Timiș county, with the infection rate over 1.5 per thousand inhabitants are: Timişoara - 2.25, Buziaş - 2.86, Făget - 1.58, Sânnicolau Mare -2.41, Brestovăţ -1.50, Coşteiu - 2.06, Găvojdia - 1.74, Ghiroda -2.53, Iecea Mare - 2.58, Jamu Mare - 1.66, Moşniţa Nouă - 2.56, Niţchidorf - 1.85, Pişchia - 2.18 , Remetea Mare - 1.83, Sânandrei - 1.99, Saravale - 2.34, Secaş - 2.87, Variaş - 1.83.

The infection rate is over 3 per thousand inhabitants in: Dudeştii Noi - 4.37, Dumbrăviţa 3.27, Foeni - 6.88, Giroc - 3.29, Jebel - 4.89, Pesac - 3.82.

The provisions of the CJSU Decision become mandatory starting from October 16, 2020.

13.10.2020. In the Timis county the 14-days average is 1.64 COVID-19 cases per 1000 inhabitants. Timisoara is currently in the second scenario (between 1.5 and 3 cases per thousand inhabitants). Updated COVID-19 regulations based on the spread of COVID-19 at local level:

  1. For towns with an average of more than 3 COVID-19 cases per 1000 inhabitants in the last 14 days: it is mandatory to wear face masks in both outdoor and indoor public spaces from the moment the person leaves their home until the person returns to their home; the activity of indoor restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas is suspended (with the exception of hotels which can serve meals to their guests); private events (weddings, parties, celebrations) both outdoors and indoors are not allowed; electoral meetings with a maximum of 20 participants when indoors or a maximum of 50 participants when outdoors are allowed.
  2. For towns with an average between 1.5 and 3 COVID-19 cases per 1000 inhabitants in the last 14 days: it is mandatory to wear face masks in crowded places (including on crowded streets and in outdoors waiting areas) and indoors in public spaces (supermarkets, shops, offices, etc); the capacity of indoor restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas is reduced to 30% and the working hours are restricted until 11 p.m.; private events (weddings, parties, celebrations) both outdoors and indoors are not allowed; electoral meetings with a maximum of 20 participants when indoors or a maximum of 50 participants when outdoors are allowed.
  3. For towns with less than 1.5 COVID-19 cases per 1000 inhabitants in the last 14 days: it is mandatory to wear face masks outdoor in crowded places (including on crowded streets and in outdoors waiting areas) and indoors in public spaces (supermarkets, shops, offices, etc.); the capacity of indoor restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas is reduced to 50%; private events (weddings, parties, celebrations) both outdoors and indoors are not allowed; electoral meetings with a maximum of 20 participants when indoors or a maximum of 50 participants when outdoors are allowed.

09.10.2020. The Romanian National Agency (ANPCDEFP) sent a  notification regarding the grants of Erasmus+ students: if a participant can travel to the host country to undertake a mobility (in the sense that she/he has no travel restrictions to enter the host country), this is considered as a mobility in physical format, the mobility period spent in the host country is eligible for funding, and the mobility activities can be performed in online format, or face-to-face format, or combined format (ie face-to-face activities combined with online activities). All three possibilities are valid for both outgoing and incoming student mobilities.

23.09.2020. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the evolution of cases in Romania the Administration Council of Politehnica University Timisoara (UPT) has taken the following decisions:

  1. Courses will run online for a period of 5 weeks starting from September 21st, 2020 in most faculties and for most years of studies. Students enrolled in the first year of Bachelor studies at the following faculties will start the academic year with face-to-face activities: Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering in Hunedoara, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation.
  2. After the first 5 weeks teaching will be done using a blended system, mixing face-to-face and distance learning activities.
  3. If upon arrival in Romania the international student will be required to spend 14 days in quarantine (following decissions taken at national level by the competent legislative bodies based on the evolution of the pandemic in his/her country of origin), the quarantine cannot be done in the student residences of UPT where facilities such as the kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms are shared.
  4. Depending on the evolution of the situation at national level, the authorities might make decisions that could impact the movement of people to and from Romania. UPT does not undertake responsibility for the consequences that may arise from such decisions.

02.09.2020. Considering the world pandemic situation caused by COVID-19 and the dynamics of the new cases in Romania, UPT has taken the following decisions:

  1. The Administration Council of UPT issued a proposal, which specifies that the courses shall start ONLINE and thus, run for a period of 5 weeks starting with September 21. 2020, but a final decision shall be taken by the UPT Senate (estimated on 10 September 2020).
  2. On the other hand, UPT will provide accommodation for the incoming Erasmus + students who have already purchased their transport tickets by the time of this information, in its accommodation in current conditions (regime of 2 students in the room).
  3. Also, if upon the arrival in Romania, the Erasmus + incoming students will have to spend a period in quarantine, decided at the level of the country, by the competent legislative bodies, (depending on the country of origin) , the quarantine can not be done in the accommodation of UPT. Thus, the situation shall be managed by the competent authorities at national / local level.
  4. Thereby, in order to take a final decision regarding the participation in a study mobility for the first semester of 2020-2021, incoming students have the obligation to search for information and see which exactly the travel and quarantine restrictions are. This shall be find on the websites of the Romanian embassies of the origin countries, but also from the official website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mae.ro/en
  5. Depending on the national level situation, the authorities might take in the next period decisions that could influence the mobility of people to and from Romania. Therefore, UPT does not assume responsibility for the consequences that may arise from such decisions. The decision communicated today refers to the current situation in UPT.

19.06.2020. The decision of the Administration Board of UPT 67 / 09.06.2020 is to allow students to undertake Erasmus+ or EEA grants mobilities during the 2020-2021 academic year. Both incoming and outgoing student mobilities will be possible during the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021.

18.06.2020. Taking into account the new measures set forth by the authorities, starting with June 17, 2020, the mobilities from Romania to other states (outgoing) for students and university staff can be resumed. The "Re-open EU" web platform (https://reopen.europa.eu/), recently launched by the European Commission and which centralizes up-to-date information from the Commission and the Member States, provides real-time information on the status of EU member states border crossing rules, availability of means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures, etc. In this way, planning mobilities in EU Member States can be based on responsible and informed decisions taking into account the ongoing risks associated with Coronavirus.

29.05.2020. ANPCDFP announced that during the state of alert Erasmus+ outgoing or incoming mobilities that have not started before the state of emmergency/alert was declared remain suspended. The possibility of resuming exchanges after the state of alert has ceased depends on the measures imposed by the competent national authorities, both in the home and the host countries. Also, in the event that flights or international road transport will be allowed, without restrictions, starting with a certain date, transnational mobility can be resumed in compliance with certain conditions. Please consult the complete news published on the ANPCDEFP website: here.

18.05.2020. The working hours of the Department for International Relations are Monday to Thursday: 09:30 - 18:00 and Friday: 09:30 - 15:30. The face to face activity with students is still restricted, therefore communication will continue by e-mail/phone.

15.05.2020. Measures in place during the state of alert (starting with 15th of May).

27.04.2020. President Klaus Iohannis made a press statement announcing that universities will not restart face to face activities with students this academic year.

30.03.2020. The European Commission published this factsheet with practical advice to participants in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

26.03.2020. Starting today this form needs to be filled in by every person going outside their residence.

25.03.2020. The website of the Romanian National Agency is regularly updated with information in English for international students and staff on the measures taken in Romania regarding COVID-19. As the situation changes from one day to another, please make sure you visit their webpage periodically!

18.03.2020. In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic the Romanian National Agency recommends that UPT students and staff members currently undertaking Erasmus+ or EEA grants mobilities abroad get in touch with the diplomatic missions of Romania in their host country to provide their contact details. Starting March 17, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated an additional telephone line that can be used by Romanian citizens from abroad who are facing difficult situations in order to identify solutions for returning to the country: 004 021 431 2059. Please consider the situation and make a decision on whether you will stay in the host country or return to Romania. If you are temporarily staying in the host country, we advise you to comply with all decisions issued by the competent authorities of that country.

17.03.2020. Face to face activities with students are suspended until April 16th, 2020.

16.03.2020. Excerpt from the press statement issued by the Presidential Administration regarding the state of emergency in Romania (English translation provided by Prof. Mihai Sebea).

11.03.2020. Decision of the Administration Council of Politehnica University of Timisoara No. 23 / 11.03.2020 on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) risk prevention and monitoring within Politehnica University of Timisoara
Art. 1. Starting with 11.03.2020, at 2 PM and until March 22nd, 2020, all teaching activities (courses, seminars, laboratory work, internships, exams, tests, etc.) of Politehnica University of Timisoara, regardless of their previously announced locations, will be carried out exclusively online, using specialized platforms for distance learning and specific electronic communication systems. Thus are replaced the current didactic activities carried out in the "face to face" conventional way. The presence of students (from all study cycles) and teaching staff (full or associate teaching staff) in classrooms and laboratories shall be suspended. The academic activities which cannot be carried out online will be rescheduled according to plans set at faculty or university level.
Art. 2. All other activities (conferences, seminars, workshops, debates, other meetings and events of academic, scientific, cultural, or athletic nature, etc.) scheduled for March 11th - March 22nd 2020 shall be suspended. These actions will be rescheduled according to a chart put forward by the organising entities and approved in compliance with the applicable legal and institutional provisions.
Art. 3. From March 11th to March 22nd 2020 the program with the general public, including at the UPT library and the university's sports facilities shall be suspended.
Art. 4. The activity of university employees will be carried out according to the normal working program, with the obligation of respecting the set hygiene, prevention, and monitoring norms.
Art. 5. From March 11th to March 22nd in all areas of Politehnica University of Timisoara the specific activities of sanitation will continue, paying special attention to the accommodation spaces, as well as the meal preparation and service areas.
Art. 6. The present decision is published on the UPT website and will be communicated to all UPT entities and student leagues, being applicable to all members of the university community (teaching staff, researchers, students, non-teaching and auxiliary staff).

10.03.2020. According to the measures adopted by the Romanian National Committee for Special Emergency Situations on March 9 2020, all mobilities within the Erasmus+, the European Solidarity Corps and EEA Grants are suspended until 31 of March 2020 (all departures or arrivals within this time frame). All the expenses occurred in advance for mobilities that will not take place are subject to force majeure and are considered eligible. As far as possible, we advise you to reschedule the mobilities within the financial agreement with your partners and / or service providers. The news is published on the National Agency's website here: https://www.erasmusplus.ro/stire/vrs/IDstire/742.

02.03.2020. As a result of the spread of the infection with the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the European Union, the Timis Public Health Directorate (DSP) issued the following notice regarding steps to be taken and the questionnaires to be filled in by people who travelled to the affected areas. Politehnica University of Timisoara students and staff who travelled in the areas specified in the DSP press release should complete the questionnaire and go to their family doctor or:
- UPT students - go to the Student Polyclinic (Aurelianus str.);
- UPT employees - go to the Ocuppational Health Office (Student residence 2MV, 1st floor, room 15).
The absences accumulated by UPT students during the 14-day isolation period at home will be motivated. More details are available in the English translation of the DSP notice available here. The questionnaire is available here (last page of the document).

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