EU and American citizens do not need a visa for entering Romania. They may also use their ID card instead of a passport.
Those owning valid passports recognized by the Romanian State can obtain entry or transit visas from Romanian diplomatic and consular offices abroad. Fully updated information regarding visas can be found on the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
In Romania we drive on the right side of the road as in Continental Europe. Cross lights should be on in the day time.
An international driving permit (IDP) could be useful. If you don’t have one, your national licence should suffice (all European, American and Canadian driving licenses are recognised). The driving licence must have a photo.
Speed limits in Romania
– 50 km/h inside urban areas
– 90 km/h on normal roads
– 100 km/h on national roads
– 130 km/h on highways
On crossing the border, a road tax vignette (ROVINIETA in Romanian) should be purchased from a petrol station. It allows you to drive on national roads. At present there are no special highway taxes.
As in most European countries, 220V electricity is supplied 24 hours a day via standard European 2-pin type outlets. Adapters will be required for guests from countries using other specifications.
Public holidays and non-working days
January 1st – New Year
April or May – Orthodox Easter
May 1st – International Labour Day
June – Pentecost
August 15th – Assumption of Mary – Orthodox religious holiday
December 1st – Romanian National Day
December 25th and 26th – Christmas
Romania is 2 hours ahead of GMT, which means that 12 a.m. in Bucharest is 5 a.m. in New York. As in other EU countries, we have day light saving in the summer – from the last Sunday in March till the last Sunday in October the clock is moved 1 hour ahead.