Foreign travel advice


Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay up to date

The Romanian government has suspended direct flights to/from the UK from 11pm on 5 April. We know this is concerning for British people trying to leave Romania. The UK government is working closely with airlines, the Romanian authorities and other governments to make sure options are available for you to return to the UK as soon as possible. For full information, see Return to the UK

The UK has left the European Union. The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Romania as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

Most visits to Romania are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Romania, read the Living in Romania guide in addition to this travel advice.

Terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card see Health.