Romania Travel Information

Most trips to Romania go safely and without special problems. Romania has little violent crime, but thefts of passports, money and the like can occur. Travelers should therefore be vigilant and take their precautions.


Most trips to Romania go safely and without special problems. Romania has little violent crime, but thefts of passports, money and the like can occur. Travelers should therefore be vigilant and take their precautions.

The standard of roads in Romania is very varied and off the main roads the quality is variable and sometimes poor. Therefore, while more and more motorways are being developed, caution should be exercised when driving in the dark outside the cities. Attention should also be paid to horse and carriage and other slow moving vehicles. It is an aggressive driving pattern, with one of the EU’s highest accident statistics.

There is a risk of earthquakes in Romania, but these are usually small and harmless. The last serious incident occurred in 1977, with more than 1500 people killed in Bucharest.

Floods are occasionally at risk, especially in Northern Romania and the Moldova region. In the mountains of Transilvania, there is a danger of snowfall in mid-winter. It is important to follow directions and recommendations from local authorities.

The risk of terrorist incidents in Romania is considered low. In parts of Romania, the presence of loose dogs is widespread. These are usually harmless, but normal care should be taken.

Norwegian citizens staying in Romania for a shorter or longer period are encouraged to register on Norwegian travelers are encouraged to have valid travel insurance before departure.

Emergency telephones in Romania: Ambulance 112, fire 112, police 112, physician in Bucharest (Medicover – private clinic which also has an ambulance) +4021 310 4040.

We urge you to contact the embassy in case of emergency or emergency. Phone: +40 21 306 98 00. Email: Opening hours Monday-Thursday: 9 am-4pm and Friday noon. From 09.00 to 15.30.

Outside the opening hours of the embassy, ​​the public can contact the UD’s 24-hour operating center on tel. +47 23 95 00 00. Email:

Major Landmarks in Romania


Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

Norwegian citizens do not need a visa for regular short-term stays in Romania. Valid passport must be brought on entry.

Norwegian citizens do not need a visa for tourist trips of up to 90 days. For longer stays, you are requested to register with the Immigration Office (subject to the Ministry of the Interior).

A valid passport should always be provided to identify yourself when traveling to Romania. If there is a need for emergency passports (passports with limited duration and limited use), the embassy can issue this for travel home to Norway. The stolen passport must be reported to the nearest police station..


Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of the development of the coronavirus. Follow local authorities’ advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with the situation. Authorities have created a phone number for information on the virus (in Romanian) +40 8008 00358. The emergency phone in Romania is 112.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel that is not strictly necessary for all countries. The Travel Council initially applied from March 14 to April 14, but was extended until April 3. On the coronavirus and travel website you will find answers to current travel and coronavirus questions. The Institute of Public Health has a theme page about the coronavirus. There you will find information, news, messages and daily and weekly reports on the coronavirus.

Current links with information from the Romanian authorities on the situation: Ministry of Health Emergency Situation Department, Ministry of the Interior (all in Romanian)

Further information is available on WHO and ECDC ‘s websites.


Traveling to Romania does not pose any obvious health risk. It should be noted that public health services in Romania are generally of poor standard. In case of illness, it is recommended to choose private health services.

A general recommendation is to visit the Institute of Public Health’s websites before traveling abroad. Special vaccines are not required to travel to Romania, but it is recommended to contact the public health station before departure if long-term stays are planned or special circumstances exist.

The hospital standard in Romania is generally poor, but in the largest cities there are private clinics with a usable standard. There are good private dental clinics.

According to the Institute of Public Health, Romania has a high incidence of tuberculosis. The math hygiene is consistently good at restaurants in the middle and upper price ranges. Bottled bottled water is recommended.

The most common medicines are available in Romania. However, access may be somewhat restricted outside the major cities. European health insurance card covers public health services, but not private clinics. It is therefore recommended to take out insurance before arriving in Romania.

Practical information

The mains voltage is as in Norway – 220 volts, 50Hz. The telephone system and the mobile telephone network work well. Area code for calls from Norway to Romania is +40, prefix to Bucharest is 021. Time difference in relation to Norway: +1 hour (GMT +2). That is, when it is noon in Norway, it is noon in Romania. According to allcitycodes, Romania area code is +40.


Romanian is the official language of Romania. This is a Latin language. with Italian. There are varying English skills among the population. Younger people usually have good knowledge of English, while older people in some cases prefer French. In some regions, German and Hungarian are also spoken.

The currency unit is Romanian lei (RON). A rent is in November 2015 in excess of two Norwegian kroner.

Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, AmEx are accepted in major cities. Elsewhere in the country, you have to spend cash in shops and restaurants, while the larger hotel chains and international clothing stores as well as larger restaurants accept credit cards. ATMs are well developed.

Banks are often open from 9am to 4pm. The usual opening hours for shops are 09.00-21.00 or 10.00-20.00. Shopping malls and larger stores are also open on Sundays. Public offices are open from 08.00-16.00 or 09.00-17.00.

National holidays: 1 and 2 January, 1 and 2 Easter days (Orthodox Easter), 1 May, Pentecost (Orthodox Pentecost), 15 August and 1 December (National Day).

It is not uncommon to tip at the restaurant and occasionally to taxi drivers, but this is not a requirement.

Foreigners must be able to identify themselves on request and passports should be brought (if necessary, a copy).