Leu (ROL)

Official languages



GMT + 2

Calling code


Area codes

Bucharest: 21, Arad: 66, Bacău: 34, Brăila: 39, Brașov: 68, Cluj Napoc: 64, Costanta: 41, Craiova: 51, Galați: 36, Iași: 32, Oradea: 59, Pitești: 48, Ploiești: 44, Sibiu:– 69, Timișoara: 56

Internet TLD



Generally shops are open Monday–Saturday from 9am to 6pm.

National holidays

New Year’s Day January 1
Epiphany January 6
Easter movable feast
Labour Day May 1
Dormition of the Theotokos August 15
National Day December 1
Christmas December 25 & 26

National dish

ciorba de perisoare – spicy soup with meat and vegetables
ghiveciu – goulash with vegetables
tocana – goulash with meat and onions
mititei – grilled minced-meat rolls
muschi de vaca/porc/miel – cutlet of beef/pork/lamb
cascaval pane – breaded fried cheese
ardei umpluti – stuffed peppers
sarmale – cabbage leaf rolls filled with meat and rice
mamaliga – a dish made of yellow maize, served with milk, cottage cheese and/or cream


Romania’s electricity runs on 230V/50Hz.


Citizens of the European Union, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey do not need visa for entry into Romania (for stays of up to 90 days). Only a valid passport is required. EU national need only their national identity cards.

Useful numbers

Ambulance: 961
Fire Brigade: 981
Police: 955