Do make sure you are fully covered for unexpected losses or expenses. Do check the travel advice for Romania before you leave the UK.
You can get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK, which isn’t a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it entitles you to state provided medical treatment.
If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate. If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112.
Passports and valuables
Do keep a separate record of your passport details, preferably a photocopy of the details pages with next of kin contact details also. Do report a lost/stolen passport immediately to the local police. The British Embassy in Bucharest only issue Emergency Travel Documents.
Ron (Romanian Leu) is the normal currency for everyday transactions in Romania. You should only change money through official exchange offices or banks. Do declare all foreign currency above 10.000 Euros on entry into the country. Do use international money transfer services in case of loss of funds.
Do leave passports/valuables in a safe place. Beware of bag and mobile phone snatchers especially on public transport, in restaurants, cafés and at the festival. Don’t leave your passport/ valuables in your car if you are driving. Do ensure you know whom to contact to obtain emergency credit cards and replacement cheques if they are stolen. Do report the loss of valuables to the local police and do obtain a report.
You don’t need a visa to enter Romania. British citizens who enter Romania have the right to stay for a period of 3 months from the date of entry.
For more information, check out the Oktoberfest flyer.