Documents: In order to enter Romania, European citizens must have their valid identity card or passport. Children and minors must have their own passport or identity card. Citizens of other nationalities must present the passport. For some nationalities a visa may be required.
Driving license: The national driving license is valid for driving in Romania.
Car insurance: To drive in Romania with your car you need to have a valid European insurance.
For the documents needed to travel in Romania we always recommend checking the country’s official website.
ROMANIA: HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare: Romania’s public medical and hospital facilities are sometimes poor. Private clinics are of better quality instead. To take advantage of the Romanian public medical services, you need to present your European health card. As in any trip, health and travel insurance is recommended for the entire duration of the stay.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required.
ROMANIA: MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: International dialing code for calling Romania is 0040.
Mobile Phones: Romania is well covered by the mobile phone signal. The network uses the GSM 900 and 1800 systems.
Mobile phone operators: Orange, Vodafone, Cosmote, Zapp and RCS & RDS.
Internet: The Internet is also increasingly accessible in Romania. Many hotels, bars and restaurants offer free internet service. In some cities there are also free wi-fi internet points.
ROMANIA: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity: Electricity in Romania is 220 volts.
Electrical outlets: The power plugs and sockets used in Romania are type C and F. These are the same standard power plugs and sockets used throughout Europe. So if you go to Romania from other European countries you don’t need to bring any universal socket adapter.
ROMANIA: CURRENCY AND BANKS
Banks and Currency: The official currency that is used in Romania is the Leu (plural “Lei”).
Bank Opening Hours: Banks in Romania are open from Monday to Friday from 9 to 13.