Here you will find important tips and useful information for Romania.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
RON 100 = ~ CHF 25.25 ; CHF 1 = ~ RON 3.96 (07/2020)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Heavy fines for violations of currency exchange laws especially on the black market!
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Money is to be exchanged only at official points such as banks and exchange offices.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 2 years previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 24 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker, first-aid kit, bright signal jacket, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Headlights must be on even during the day.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
9.00 - 14.00/15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 20.00/21.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 14.00 h (Sat)
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay or valid ID card, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
French, English, German and Hungarian
Bukarest, Str. Grigore Alexandrescu 16-20, Etage 4
Tel. +40 21 206 16 00
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