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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
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Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

In addition to this travel advice, view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

There have been an increased number of political protests, centred on the main government building in Bucharest, but also affecting other major cities in Romania. You should follow local media and avoid demonstrations or other large gatherings.

Terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

Most visits to Romania are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Romania, visit our Living in Romania guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you’re travelling to Romania to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Romania after EU Exit.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Currency: Romanian New Leu (RON)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
Dialling Code: 40
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 7,611,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Romanian (official language) 90%

Capital City(s):
Telephone Area Code: +40 x1
Latitude: Longitude:

This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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