Romania General Information

By | February 18, 2022

Romania is a pleasant and interesting country in the center of Europe. Stunning nature, rich history, unique sights. Medieval castles in gothic style. It was here that the world-famous actions of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” unfolded, and all tourists want to visit Transylvania and Bran Castle, which has become the hallmark of Romania. The capital is the city of Bucharest. Here you can see a strange palace built by the dictator Ceausescu. The building itself does not fit well into the architecture of the city, but as a monument of that time, it reminds of the hopelessness into which Romania was driven. For excursions, you need to come for more than one week in order to have time to see all the most interesting things.¬†According to, Bucharest is the capital of Romania.

Romania is a state in the southeast of Europe, bordered by the Black Sea, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. All Romania, with the exception of the Black Sea coast, is included in the Danube basin. The form of government is a republic. The head of state is the president. The head of government is the prime minister. The legislature is a bicameral parliament. Official language: Romanian. Hungarian and German are widely used. In the tourism industry, French and English are common. 70% of the population professes Romanian Orthodoxy, 6% – Protestantism, 6% – Catholicism and 3% – Greek Orthodoxy.

Breakfast is usually included in the rate and ranges in quality from simple muffins with tea to sumptuous buffets. Most hotels in the country have free wi-fi or a computer with Internet access. In addition to traditional hotels, there are other accommodation options in Romania. For example, a pensiunea is a family-run guesthouse and roadside hotel that can be rated either two or three stars. Here, vacationers are offered bedrooms with private facilities in the room and food. Each hotel has a restaurant or cafe. Hostels are another popular type of accommodation in Romania, which are located only in the most popular sightseeing cities, such as Bucharest, Sighisoara and Sibiu.

Romania is one of the most interesting countries in Southeast Europe. Its territory has been inhabited since prehistoric times and today impresses with its richest cultural and historical heritage. Undoubtedly, the stunning natural landscapes of the country are also impressive. Romania is the majestic Carpathians, the picturesque Danube Delta, the famous Black Sea beaches, beautiful architectural monuments and many other interesting sights. Traveling around Romania will give unforgettable impressions and a lot of positive emotions even to the most experienced tourist.


main resorts

Sea resorts – Mamaia, Constanta, Eforie-Nord, Eforie-Sud, Costinesti, Olympus, Neptune, Jupiter, Cap-Aurora, Venus, Saturn, Mangalia.
There are many mineral springs on the territory of Romania, and more than 160 medical resorts. The most famous among them are Techirghiol, Baile-Olanesti, Covasna, Slanic-Moldova, Sovata, Baile-Tushnad.


Duty-free import of items and things for personal needs necessary for the period of stay in the country is allowed. It is also allowed to import duty-free photo, audio and video equipment (one item of each item), up to 4 liters of wine, up to a liter of spirits, up to 200 cigarettes or up to 200 g of other tobacco products, up to 200 g of coffee or cocoa for personal use.
The import and export of firearms, ammunition and explosives, drugs, radioactive, psychotropic and toxic substances, pornography, uncanned meat and dairy products is prohibited.


Reference telephone network: 931, international calls: 971, information for tourists: 951
Ambulance: 961,
emergency hospital: 962,
police: 955,
firefighters: 981
City codes: Bucharest – 21, Constanta, Mangalia, Neptune and Olympus – 41, Dej, Cluj-Napoca and Floresti – 64, Brasov and Fagaras – 268.


Most intercity buses are quite old. The fare in them is slightly higher than by train. Tickets are bought at the box office of the bus station or from the driver.
In large and medium-sized cities, public transport is well organized, but often crowded (it usually operates from 5:00 to 23:00). Tickets are sold at specialized or tobacco kiosks, and after landing they are composted. Often there are controllers on the routes. To travel by express bus, you will need to buy a special magnetic card at the RATB kiosk.
Urban transport in Bucharest is represented by modern buses, trolleybuses, trams and metro (three lines). Magnetic cards on the metro are sold at the kiosks at the entrance (about 0.5 USD for 2 trips). The metro operates from 5:00 to 23:30. The names of the Bucharest metro stations are not always clearly visible – they are usually written on a separate sign and placed quite inconveniently.
Taxi payment is made according to the meter and is about 0.25 USD per km. If there is no meter, it is best to arrange payment in advance. The state taxi can be distinguished by the “checkers” on the side. Private taxis are marked with “R” and “RO” on the roof. They work without counters and are more expensive, but they are easier to catch.


Romania is the calmest of the countries of the former socialist bloc. The people here are friendly, sociable and very patriotic. They are always happy to tell and show how great and beautiful it is in their country. There is practically no hooliganism or pestering tourists, you can safely walk at night.
As for Bucharest, it is noticeably safer than most other European capitals. Petty theft and fraud, although they do occur, usually thrive away from the main attractions and the eyes of the police, whose powers are very wide in this country.
Checks on the streets are infrequent, but they are carried out scrupulously and thoroughly. In this case, you must always have a copy of your passport or driver’s license with you. It is also necessary to remember that photographing military installations, bridges and ports is prohibited.
Tap water is usually heavily chlorinated and therefore relatively safe, but can cause stomach upset.


Required documents:

  • international passport (valid for 6 months after returning from Romania and with at least one blank page),
  • photocopy of the first page of the international passport, application form, one color photo 3.5×4.5 cm, tourist voucher (permit) or invitation,
  • certified by the Romanian police and a Romanian notary (these points are provided by tour operators), a copy of the insurance.
  • Minor tourists under 18 traveling accompanied by their parents (guardians, adoptive parents, trustees) must have a document confirming their relationship with their parents (birth certificate, guardianship certificate, marriage certificate and other documents), permission to leave the child from parents.

Consular fee – 15 USD individual,

10 USD group,

Visa processing time is about 7 working days.


Cap Aurora is the youngest resort on the coast, located 2 km from the city of Mangalia. The resort is located on a stone cape, there are wells with mud nearby. Located between the Jupiter and Venus resorts.

Hotel “Topaz” 2 * is located on the beach and has direct access to the beach. Most of the rooms have a sea view. The hotel has a restaurant with a terrace, a bar and a swimming pool (for an additional fee). In the room: bathroom, TV and refrigerator.


Venus is located in the southern part of the Romanian coast between the resorts of Cap Aurora and Saturn, is located 41 km from Constanta and is named after the ancient Roman goddess of beauty. Characterized by sea breezes, fine sand beaches, an abundance of greenery. Known as one of the coziest and greenest resorts on the coast of Romania. All hotels here are named after women.

Hotel “Zamfira” 2 * has a beautiful view of the bay and the city, is located 150 m from the sea. Its architecture is reminiscent of the Spanish style. There is a private parking lot, near the disco. The hotel has a bar and a safe.
In the room: bathroom, TV and refrigerator, balcony.

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