Entry Requirements

Travel Documents

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 the entire duration of your visit (it will not expire sooner than your intended 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 with their 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.
There is no Entry or Departure Tax.

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Romania.
Entry requirements and visa information are available at www.mae.ro.

Please send inquiries regarding visa and entry requirements to the nearest Consulate of Romania www.mae.ro.
The Romanian Tourist Office has no authority or expertise to answer questions regarding travel documents or visa.

List of countries whose nationals, bearer of a regular passport,
are exempt from the requirement of a Romanian visa.

List of countries whose nationals, bearer of diplomatic, service, official passport and seamen's books, are exempt from the requirement of a Romanian visa.

List of countries whose nationals, holders of regular passport,
need a visa to enter Romania.

The Schengen Visa:

Romania is not yet part of the Schengen visa agreement but Schengen Visa holders do not need to get a (special) Romanian visa to visit Romania www.mae.ro.
as long as their visa allows at least two entries in Schengen space and the number of entries and/ or length of stay have not been not exhausted.

Please double-check all Schengen visa requirements with the nearest Romanian Consulate www.mae.ro




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.


Travel with Pets

Documents needed to take your pet into Romania include
a Veterinary Health Certificate
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 hazadous substances.

Import allowances:
  • Tobacco: 200 cigarettes (one carton) or 40 cigars
  • Liquor: 4 litres of wine or 2 litres of liquor or two litres of wine and
    one litre of liquor (one litre = 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.
More information on customs regulations