The mobility and immobility of intra-European migrants during the pandemic can be interpreted thanks to the concepts of "mobility regimes" and "selective transna-tionalism". The social and political crisis generated by COVID-19 turns out to be a testing ground for these categories. The author analyses the case of Romanian mi-grants in Europe, and in particular in Italy. He demonstrates how the trajectories of mobility have been changed or reconfigured, taking into account power rela-tions, consolidated representations and social inequalities, both in the country of origin and in the countries of arrival. The detailed analysis of migratory paths with-in a family group shed light on the great diversity in the effects of the crisis, in par-ticular with reference to one of the most evident ones, social distancing, in all its forms.
Keywords: COVID-19; mobility regimes; transnationalism; inequalities; Romania; Italy.