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Capital: Sofia

Language: Romanian

Area: 383972 km²

Population: 19401658

Timezone : UTC/GTM 2

Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)

Code: +40

Electric sockets: Plug C and Plug F, 230 V, 50 Hz.

A European Union member since 2007, Romania is expected to join the borderless Schengen Area in the near future, thus making it accessible for U.S. citizens holding an ETIAS visa waiver, which is expected to be implemented by 2022. 

Each US passport holder will be required to hold the following: 

  • A valid U.S. passport
  • An approved ETIAS visa waiver

The ETIAS visa waiver for U.S. citizens is filled out entirely online and can be completed in minutes. Once submitted, the decision can take up to 72 hours, though often times it is approved in minutes. However, it is important to submit the application with plenty of time before traveling in order to avoid any last-minute issues. All U.S. citizens will need to provide the following information while submitting their ETIAS application:

  • Full name as it appears on their documents
  • Date and place of birth
  • Current place of residence
  • Port of entry into Schengen Area 
  • Additional personal information

Applicants will also need to provide the following:

  • A valid email address as all correspondence will be via email
  • A valid debit or credit card to pay the application fee

ETIAS is not a visa, it is a travel authorization that will allow holders to stay inside the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within a time period of 180 days. For any questions or additional information, please consult this page.

There is one U.S. embassy in Romania, it is located in Bucharest, the capital city. 

Address: 4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd., District 1, Bucharest, 015118 Romania

Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300

Tourist Travel Information about Romania

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With a population of just under 20 million people, Romania is the largest country in the Balkans. Situated in the eastern portion of the Balkan region, its southeastern edge runs along the Black Sea. In addition to its coastline, the country is famous for its forests of Transylvania, which is home to Dracula’s castle, the mythical site of the famous vampire. Additionally, the Carpathian mountain range (one of the largest in Europe) is popular among both travelers and locals for its beauty and hiking trails.

Interesting facts

  • Romania is a country of superlatives, as it boasts many impressive buildings, geographical features, and other compelling places within its borders.
  • For instance, Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament is the second-largest governmental building in the world (trailing only the Pentagon), and Europe’s tallest wooden church at 255 feet can be found in Săpânța-Peri.
  • As far as nature goes, the largest population of brown bears in the world is found in the Carpathian mountains, and the country’s Danube Delta is largely considered the best-preserved delta eco-system in Europe.
  • If you arrive jet-lagged and in need of a coffee, you can thank Romanian born Francisco Illy (of the famous espresso company Illy) for inventing the modern-day espresso machine.
  • Any U.S. citizens who feel homesick can visit the Mount Rushmore-esque Decebel statue, which is carved into the rock face along the banks of the Danube River. At 180 feet tall, it is the highest stone sculpture in all of Europe and a popular place for tourists to visit outside of the cities.

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine vaccines
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles

Emergencies:

  • In case of emergency, U.S. travelers can call 112, which is the pan-European emergency number. It is free to call and the average wait time for a response is four seconds. Americans can be certain that they will be attended by English speakers.

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