Before the trip to Romania

Passport and Visa
Nordic citizens do not need a visa to Romania. Check that your passport is valid until the day after the return journey. The passport must not be cracked or broken.

Before the trip to Romania

Vaccinations and health
Make sure you have a good comprehensive travel insurance that applies to care abroad. See what your home insurance covers. Additional travel insurance can be ordered through Phoenix. Remember to bring documentation of current travel / health insurance. If you have medicines with you, they should be stored in their packaging where it is clear what the medicine is. For prescription medicines, you should also have a certificate from your doctor in English and pack it together with the medicines in your hand luggage.

Weather and clothes
Romania has a temperate mainland climate. There are large temperature differences between summer and winter, even between mountain areas and lowlands, the mountain areas receive most of the country’s precipitation, summer as well as winter.

Currency The
currency in Romania is lei (RON). 1 RON = approx. 2.1 SEK (April 2017). Visa and MasterCard can be used in hotels, restaurants and shops in the larger cities, there are also ATMs here. We recommend that you bring cash (US dollars or euros), which can be exchanged at the many official exchange offices.

Transport and communications
Bus: The buses are not very reliable and more crowded than the trains. Bus timetables are often either invalid or misleading. Private bus companies are being established in the market, and this significantly improves the network.
Taxi: Most people drive by taximeter and can be waved in from the street or ordered from a hotel. There are also private taxis which are marked with a “P” or a “PO”, but with these you have to negotiate the price.

Romania should be seen as a fairly safe and secure destination. The risks of political unrest or terrorist acts are currently considered to be small. Ordinary caution should be used.

Goods made in Romania (eg clothes, shoes and bags) are cheap and of good quality.

Food and drinks
We do not recommend that you drink tap water, but rather buy bottled water. The
price level is far below the Swedish and this is especially true for food and drink. The finer restaurants may seem relatively expensive, but that is because they live solely on the tourists. Romanians seem to like meat a lot. The food is also quite fatty and often fried. Salad for the food is ordered separately and you can often choose from several different varieties. In the larger cities and at the tourist resorts, there are now often several restaurants with different orientations to choose from. Romanians are known for their good local beer and have old wine traditions.

General and mixed
Time difference: Romania is one hour ahead of Sweden, both summer and winter.
Tips: Tips are not common in Romania, but in restaurants it is advisable to add 10 percent to the bill if you are satisfied with the service.
Language: The country’s official language is Romanian, a relatively large Hungarian minority in Transylvania speaks both Hungarian and Romanian.
Electricity: Romania uses 230 V and the connectors are of European standard and the same type as in Sweden ..

Travel insurance
You can buy it through Phoenix Travel when you book your trip or order it at Before you buy travel insurance, please check what your home insurance or your card insurance covers when traveling. Bring the European health insurance card that you get for free from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. The card shows that you are insured in Sweden and makes it easier to get emergency care when you are staying in another EU / EEA country.

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