Romania Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera no
yellow fever no


Travel health insurance and travel cancellation insurance are recommended. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, contact a contract doctor or a contract facility linked to the National Health Insurance Fund (Casa Judeteana di Asigurari de Sanatate). The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check ebizdir for more information.

Food and drink

Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. typhus, bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases) which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Tap water is usually chlorinated and not of drinking quality. Tap water should be boiled or otherwise sterilized. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. By eating and drinking hygienically – only boiled food, nothing tepidly warmed up; Enjoy tap water, salad and fish with caution – diarrhea symptoms can be avoided. From the consumption and purchase of food, especially meat,

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Throughout the country, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease/Lyme disease from ticks in grass, shrubs and undergrowth in the summer months. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. Vaccination against this disease is possible. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Rabies occurs nationwide. Carriers include stray dogs and cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tuberculosis can occur. Infection occurs from person to person via droplet infection. West Nile fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs in Romania in the summer months. There is no vaccination, effective mosquito repellent is recommended.

Health certificate

In Romania and in all other EU countries, in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate), proof of the COVID vaccination status with the vaccination card in paper form is also valid. Romania accepts the Swiss COVID certificate.



1 leu (plural: lei) = 100 bani. Currency code: RON (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 10, 5 lei and 1 leu, coins in denominations of 50, 10, 5 and 1 bani.

Credit cards

Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are accepted in larger hotels, rental car companies and some restaurants and shops. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks are exchanged in a few banks and bureaux de change in larger cities in Romania and should be made out in euros or US dollars.

Bank opening hours

  1. Generally from Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00/18.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).

Currency Exchange

Visitors should exchange at least some of their money at official exchange offices, although bartering is common in shops, restaurants and hotels. However, proof may be required that a minimum amount has been exchanged. Visitors should carry hard currency, especially US dollars which can be easily exchanged in restaurants, hotels and shops. Lei that have already been exchanged should be used up in the country in order to avoid problems when exchanging them back.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
RON lei 1 EUR = 4.53 lei
1 CHF = 5.39 lei
1 USD = 4.35 lei

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