Why Visit Romania
Romania has a rich history, with some of the oldest human remains from the first homo sapiens found in the country. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the country was later occupied by ottomans, turks, hungarians, and the Soviet Union. Its tumultuous past shaped its culture, creating a mix that makes Romania unique.
LANDSCAPES & NATURE
Romania is the most bio geographically diverse country in the European Union. The country is blessed with the Carpathian Mountains, green hills, forests, beaches, the Danube Delta, the Black Sea, underground glaciers and much more than will take your breath away. Thanks to this biodiversity, a wide array of nature thrives in the country, highlighting the European wildcat, the Eurasian lynx, the red fox, the golden jackal, the grey wolf and is especially famous for the population of over 6000 brown bears living in the country, one of the largest in the continent.
ARCHITECTURE & CASTLES
Romania has a rich history, with very well preserved architecture that allows you to travel back in time. The country is home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, highlighting the painted churches of Moldavia, the Dacian fortresses, the historic Sighișoara, the Danube Delta, The Wooden Churches of Maramureș, as well as one of the biggest collection of castles in the continent, remainings of its medieval heritage.
Romanian food is nothing but mouth-watering. It has a mix of interesting flavors, with influences from neighboring cultures, such as Hungarian, German, Turkish and Slavic. Is famous for its homemade taste and fresh ingredients that will spoil your senses.
Romania must be one of the cheapest countries to travel to in Europe. Perfect for budget travelers, allowing you to make the most of your vacation with less.
What to expect
Romanian is the official language in Romania. Hungarian is also spoken by a minority of the population. 40% of Romanians speak at least a moderate amount of English, especially younger generations.
In Romania the standard voltage is 230V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.
The Romanian leu the official currency in Romania. Other foreign currencies might be accepted at major hotels and tourist attractions but not anywhere else. You are able to exchange your currency at the airport, banks, exchange houses or withdraw directly from the ATM. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATM’s are widely available (except for remote areas). 1 USD equals 4.30 leus (as of 2020).
Romania has a temperate-continental climate with 4 seasons. Summers are hot winters cold. The average annual temperature is 51.8 °F (11 °C ) in the south and middle-south and 46.4 °F (8 °C) in northeast.
Romania is a safe country to travel to, even for female travelers. Petty crime such as pickpocketing could happen, and caution is advised, just like in any other tourist destination.
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.
Citizens from the following countries need to apply for a visa to enter Romania: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Comoros, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Nationals not mentioned above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Romania.
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