Romania Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



The official language is Romanian. In the border areas, people sometimes speak Hungarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Armenian or Yiddish. French is widely spoken, German is widely spoken in the Banat (south-western Romania) and Transylvania (Transylvania), and English is also spoken in the tourist areas.


Eight = Opt Eighty = Optzeci Goodbye = La revedere! Exit = Ieșire Beer = Bere Please = Vă rog Thank You = Mulțumesc Tuesday = Marți Doktor = Doctor Thursday = Joi Three = Three Thirty = Treizeci Entrance = Intrare One Hundred = O Sută One = Unu One Thousand = Mie Friday = Vineri Five = Cinci Fifty = Cincizeci danger = pericol closed = închis hello = salut; Bună Today = Astăzi Hotel = Hotel I am ill = Eu sunt bolnavă. My name is … = … Eu mă numesc I don’t understand that = Nu înțeleg. Yes = Because I’m fine. = Eu sunt bine. Wednesday = Miercuri Monday = Luni Morning = Mâine No = Nu Neun = Nouă Ninety = Nouăzeci Open = Deschis Restaurant = Restaurant Saturday = Sâmbătă Six = șase Sixty = șaizeci Seven = șapte Seventy = șaptezeci Sunday = Duminică Menu = Meniu Do you speak German/English ? = Vorbiți germană/ engleză? Toilet = Toaletă Four = Patru Forty = Patruzeci Wine = Vin How are you? = Ce faceți? How much is it? = Cât costă? Where is …? = Unde este ? Ten = Zece Twenty = Douăzeci Two = Doi Menu = Menuu Do you speak German/English? = Vorbiți germană/ engleză? Toilet = Toaletă Four = Patru Forty = Patruzeci Wine = Vin How are you? = Ce faceți? How much is it? = Cât costă? Where is …? = Unde este ? Ten = Zece Twenty = Douăzeci Two = Doi Menu = Menuu Do you speak German/English? = Vorbiți germană/ engleză? Toilet = Toaletă Four = Patru Forty = Patruzeci Wine = Vin How are you? = Ce faceți? How much is it? = Cât costă? Where is …? = Unde este ? Ten = Zece Twenty = Douăzeci Two = Doi

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany

04/25/2022 Orthodox Easter Monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

12/01/2022 National holiday

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Boxing Day


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported into Romania duty-free (when entering from non-EU countries): 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50 g of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less (persons aged 17 and over); 4 liters of table wine (persons aged 17 and over); 16 liters of beer; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €175.

Import regulations

Computers, laptops, printers, etc., as well as jewelry and works of art must be declared. Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

All non-canned animal products such as meat, milk and milk products (see also import regulations), pornographic products and drugs. There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 17s); 200 cigars (over 17s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Romanian Customs.

Contact addresses

consular section of the embassy

Consulate General in Oetwil am See. Consulates in Geneva and Lugano.

Brunnadernstrasse 20
+41 (31) 351 36 40.

Mon-Thu 09.00-17.00 and Fri 09.00-16.00. Consular section: Mon 12.00-17.00, Tue-Thurs 09.00-14.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Romania
Kirchenfeldstrasse 78
+41 (31) 351 35 27.

Mon-Thurs 09.00-17.00, Fri. 09.00-16.00.

consular section of the embassy

Honorary consulates in Eisenstadt, Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg.

Theresianumgasse 25
+43 (1) 505 23 43-300.

Mon-Fri 8.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Romania
Prinz-Eugen-Straße 60
+43 (1) 505 32 27 and +43 (1) 503 89 40.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Romania
Dorotheenstrasse 62-66
+49 (30) 21 23 92 02. Consular Section: +49 (30) 21 23 95 55.

Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Business etiquette

In business circles, people often understand German, French or English. Appointments, business cards and punctuality are welcome.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Business contacts



According to, the country code is 0040.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800 and 3G 2100, 2G, 3G and 4G. Network operators include Vodafone and Telekom Romania. International roaming contracts exist. Very good network coverage. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. Under certain circumstances, however, it may be worth purchasing a Romanian SIM card.


There are over a million free public Wi-Fi hotspots in Romania. There are also numerous internet cafes in the cities. In some hotels you can use internet connections free of charge.

Post office

Mail to Western Europe takes about two to five days. Post offices are open in most localities on weekdays, including Saturday mornings.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received via Astra satellites or via the Internet in Romania, among other things.

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