Why Romania

Why Romania?

… because it’s one of the most beautiful countries in Eastern Europe. No journey to this part of the world would be complete without paying a visit here.
Outstanding landscapes, a huge diversity of wildlife and the famous Romanian hospitality.

A journey of three to four hours, by car or train, can take you from the Danube River to a beautiful, intact, medieval town; from Bucharest – Romania’s capital city – to the Black Sea; from Southern Transylvania to the historic regions of Bucovina or Maramures.

Take a step back in time as you visit one of the unique painted monasteries in Bucovina, the perfectly preserved hilltop citadel of Sighisoara or an authentic, centuries-old, village in Maramures.

Explore Romania’s many architectural treasures and experience its vibrant and flourishing arts scene.

We look forward to welcoming you to Romania!

Romania offers countless unique travel experiences that are waiting to be discovered. 

Travel info

Why Romania

Getting to Romania

The easiest way to reach Romania is to fly. Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Air France or Air Canada plus the local airlines, Tarom and Blue Air, are just some of the airlines flying here. 

Entry requirements

Citizens of the EU, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand can enter Romania with just a passport and may stay in the country for up to ninety days.

Most European citizens can enter the country without a visa, though can only stay for thirty days. However, visa requirements do change, so it’s always advisable to check the current situation before leaving home.

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Romania.

Schengen Visa

Romania is not yet part of the Schengen visa agreement but Schengen Visa holders do not need to get a (special) Romanian visa to visit Romania as long as their Schengen visa allows at least two entries in Schengen space and the number of entries and/ or length of stay has not been not exhausted.

More info concerning Schengen Visa Validity in Romania

Please double-check all (Schengen) visa requirements with the nearest Consulate of Romania www.mae.ro

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Time

Romania is two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and ten ahead of Western Standard Time: clocks go forward one hour for the summer at the same time as other European countries (from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of September).

Money

Romania’s unit of currency is the leu (abbreviation RON) – meaning “lion” (plural lei). Coins (bani) come in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 50; and there are notes of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 lei.

Health

No immunisations or unusual health precautions are necessary or required for Romania.

There’s a reciprocal health agreement between Romania and western countries (including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), so emergency treatment is free.

Summers can be blisteringly hot, particularly along the coast, so make sure you take a high-factor sun cream, and very strong insect repellent if visiting the Danube Delta. Conversely, inclement weather in the mountainous regions, particularly at higher altitudes, can present potential dangers – take appropriate clothing, sufficient provisions and equipment, and keep an eye on the weather. Tap water is safe to drink practically everywhere, though bottled water is widely available.

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