LOCATION

South-east Europe

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

You can exchange cash at any bank or Currency Exchange

CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU

National Consumer’s Authority phone number: 0372-131951

NEIGHBOURS

Hungary (northwest), Ukraine (north), Moldova (east), Bulgary (south), Serbia (southwest), Black Sea (southeast)

CASH MACHINE

ATM machines are available in banks, shopping centres, and airports
There are very few ATMs in villages and countryside

HIGHWAY CODE

Minimum driving age: 18
You can drive throughout Romania (for 90 days from the date you entry into the country) if you have: US, Canadian, Australian or EU driver’s license

OFFICIAL TIME

Eastern European Time (GTM + 2)
Romanian Summer Time (GTM + 3) – from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October.

CREDIT CARDS

The main hotels, restaurant chains, and supermarkets accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard or American Express)

BUSINESS HOURS

Banks: from 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM, Monday through Friday
On Saturdays, you can find a few banks open from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Malls and supermarkets: from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM even 10:00 PM

ELECTRICITY

Romania’s electrical current is 230 V
For non-European appliances is required a plug adapter.
For appliances that require 110 V is necessary a power converter

CURRENCY

Romanian’s currency is LEU (plural LEI)
Abbreviation: RON
Banknote denominations: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 LEI
Coins: 1, 5, 10 and 50 bani 1 LEU = 100 bani
*Romanian’s currency is not available abroad

EUROPEAN UNION STATUTE

Member of European Union since 2007

EMERGENCIES

Emergency phone number: 112

TELEPHONE

Country code for Romania: +40
International direct dialling service is available
Public phones require the use of a calling card

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