Travel Warnings: Issued when Protracted situations make a country dangerous or unstable. Defer or reconsider travel.
Travel Alerts: Issued when short-term conditions pose imminent threats. Defer or reconsider travel.
Embassy Messages: Issued when local security issues arise.
1 page per stamp
Not required for says under 90 days
10,000 Euros or equivalent
10,000 Euros or equivalent
Visit the Embassy of Romania for most current entry and visa information.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Romania.
Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information page.
Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.
Be cautious about entering into contracts with Romanian businesses and/or organizations without legal assistance. Both official and societal corruption remains problematic in Romania. The Romanian legal system is difficult for foreigners to navigate, making the assistance of a local attorney nearly essential.
Victims of Crime:
See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.
For further information:
We do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.
Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
Romania has helicopter services available for the most critical medical evacuation situations. We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation
A list of hospitals and physicians is available on the Embassy website.
Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in Romania. For further information, please consult the CDC's information on TB.
Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For further health information, go to:
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.
Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.
Romania is situated in a seismically active region and has a history of devastating earthquakes, with the greatest risk occurring in Bucharest.
Faith-Based Travelers: See the Department of State’s International Religious Freedom Report
LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Romania. However, an annual gay pride parade in Bucharest has been the scene of violent protests in past years.
Persons with Mobility Issues: Romanian laws and regulations require that public places, the outdoor environment, means of transportation, and housing to be accessible for persons with mobility issues. Although there is progress, accessibility varies greatly. While large cultural institutions and supermarkets are generally accessible, many public places, including sidewalks, hotels, and public transportation, access remain problematic.
Women Travelers: See our travel tips for Women Travelers.
Road Conditions and Safety: Though Romanian traffic laws are very strict, road accidents are a real and dangerous threat for U.S. citizens visiting Romania. According to the European Union Road Federation, Romania has the highest per-vehicle rate of road fatalities of any country in the EU.
If you chose to drive in Romania, practice defensive driving techniques.
While major streets in larger cities and major inter-city roads are generally in fair to good condition, many secondary roads are in poor repair, unpaved, poorly lit, narrow, and lacking marked lanes.
Maintain vigilance when driving to avoid hitting those who are walking in the streets.
Traffic Laws: Romanian traffic laws are very strict.
U.S. driver's licenses are only valid in Romania for up to 90 days. Before the 90-day period expires, U.S. citizens must either obtain an International Driving Permit in addition to their U.S. driver's license or a Romanian driver's license.
For current traffic regulations and speed limits in Romania please visit the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs .
If entering Romania by vehicle you need to purchase a road tax badge known as “rovinieta” at the border crossing point. Proof of insurance and a car registration document is required when purchasing the "rovinieta." Drivers of vehicles registered abroad who are not in possession of a valid international insurance document must buy short-term insurance at the border.
Roadside help, vehicle assistance, towing services: 9271
Ambulance, fire brigade, police: 112.
Please refer to our Road Safety page for more information.
Public Transportation: Public transportation in Romania is inexpensive and reliable. Inter-city travel consists of a variety of buses, trams, trolleybuses, and “maxitaxis” (shared taxis).
Aviation Safety Oversight: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the Government of Romania’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Romania’s air carrier operations. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page.