American and Canadian citizens as well as citizens of Australia, New Zealand and most European countries do not need an entry visa to visit Romania (for stays up to 90 – ninety – days).
However, a valid passport is required for all overseas/ non-EU visitors.
Your passport has to be valid for at least 90 days from the date of your intended departure from Romania
(it will not expire sooner than three months from the date of departure).
For stays longer than 90 days visitors need to contact a local passport office in Romania or a Consulate of Romania, to obtain a visa.
Citizens of the countries of the European Union can enter Romania with a valid passport or National Identity Card.
U.S. / Canadian/ Australian/ New Zealand and all European Driver licenses are valid for driving in Romania for 90 days from the date of entry into Romania.
Citizens of any other country should check the visa regulations that apply to them with the nearest Romanian Consulate.
There is no Entry or Departure Tax.
No immunizations or unusual health precautions are necessary or required. Romania has no infectious risks and there are no poisonous insects. There is no malaria in Romania. During the summer months there are mosquitoes in the Danube Delta and some low-lying regions. For your comfort take some mosquito repellent when traveling during summer season. Tap water is safe to drink but if you are in doubt buy bottled water.
Romania is home to more that 1/3 of the natural mineral springs in Europe. Bottled water is inexpensive and widely available. Some Romanian bottled waters are rated the best in the world for purity and taste and are exported to many foreign countries.
Naturally, we hope that you will never need to use any medical facilities. However, Romania has good medical facilities and Romanian doctors are known for their high standard of medical education. Your embassy in Romania can probably provide a list of preferred physicians or medical facilities.
Documents needed to take your pet into Romania include a Veterinary Health Certificate and a proof of rabies vaccination, not older than six months. Translation of documents is not needed if they are in English, French or German.
There are no specific customs regarding pets.
Pets are allowed on trains and buses. However, large dogs must wear a muzzle.
Each hotel or restaurant has its own pet policy.
In general pets are allowed in hotels and restaurants.
Hotels usually charge a little bit extra for guests bringing their pets.
Romanians love pets and please don’t be surprised or offended if someone you don’t know tries to pet your dog or cat without asking permission.
Romanian Customs regulations are in line with those of most European countries. A traveler can enter and leave Romania with up to 10,000 Euros in cash or traveler’s checks. Amounts over 10,000 Euros have to be declared at Customs. Items that must be declared at customs also include: art objects, historic artifacts, weapons, ammunition, explosive materials, toxic and hazardous substances.
Tobacco: 200 cigarettes (one carton) or 40 cigars
Liquor: 4 liters of wine or 2 liters of liquor or two liters of wine and
one liter of liquor (1 liter = 33.8 fl. oz)
A reasonable quantity of gifts
Medicines for own use
Customs officers do not usually check the luggage of individual travelers or tour groups. However, you must know that, as in any other country, custom officers have the authority to check passports and to conduct enforcement examinations without a warrant, ranging from a single luggage examination to a personal search.