Romania destination information

All you need to know before visiting Romania

Romania summary

Romania is a medium sized country with around 20M Romanian. Official language is Romanian. Romania uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Romania is Romanian Leu (RON).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 109
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 32

ATMs in Romania are Very common. Internet speed in Romania is on average 13.2 Mbps. In Romania you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Bucharest
🗣️ Romanian
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 20M ☀️ ~9 °C 🌧 ~49 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 238k km2 (92k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Romania uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Romanian


Currency 💱

1 RON = 0.23 USD

Romania uses the Romanian leu (symbol: lei), code RON.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 lei. Leu is subdivided into 100 bans. Coins come in denominations of 50, 10, 5 and 1 bans.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Romania. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Romania and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Romania (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Romania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Romania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Romania, dial +, then 40 (the country code for Romania), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Romania, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

international: + 40 21 1234567
calling local: 021 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Romania is on average 13.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Romania is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 17.77 RON, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Digi Mobil, Orange, Telekom or Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In Romania you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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