Romania Entry Requirements

Romania Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries no no no
Switzerland no no no
Austria no no no
Germany no no no

ID cards/identity cards

Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can enter the country with an identity card/identity card. Identity card and identity card must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival: EU countries and Switzerland. Note: For longer stays (approx. 30 days or more) it is advisable to take a passport with you. More information from the relevant consular posts.

Passport information

Generally required, if a visa is required, it must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the validity of the visa. If there is no visa requirement, it must be valid during the stay including the day of departure. Airlines sometimes deviate from government passport requirements.

Visa information

A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 90 days within any 180 day period: (a) EU countries and Switzerland. (b) Turkish citizens do not need a visa if they have a residence permit for a Schengen country or a Schengen visa (type C or D).

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Short-term visa: €60. Long-term visa: €120. Group visa: €60 + €1 per person. Transit visa: €60.

Visa types and costs

Short-term visa (e.g. private visits, tourist stays, business trips), long-term visa (e.g. work, study), airport transit and transit visa (single and double), group visa


Short-term visa: Up to 90 days, without the possibility of extension.Long-term visa: 90 days, with the possibility of extension in Romania.Transit visa: 5 days.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on within 24 hours, have valid documents for the onward journey and do not leave the airport do not require a transit visa. This does not apply to nationals of some countries who require a visa in any case. Turkish citizens do not need a transit visa if they leave Romania within 5 days to go to a third country and have valid passports and valid permanent residence permits from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland or a valid Schengen visa. Sufficient funds must be shown. The itinerary must be traceable and transit through Romania must be necessary. Further information from the competent consular representations. In person at the consulate or at the consular section of the embassy.

Application required

(a) 1 application form (available at or at the embassy) (b) 2 recent passport photos (3 x 4 cm). (c) Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa validity date, issued within the last 10 years and containing 2 blank pages. (d) Fee (cash upon application). (e) Where applicable, booking confirmation (package tour) or, in the case of private visits, a notarized invitation from a physical or legal person residing in Romania. (f) Proof of return ticket. (g) Proof of sufficient financial resources (equivalent to €50 per day). (h) Proof of foreign travel health insurance with coverage of at least €30,000. (i) Proof of Accommodation. (j) Stamped and registered return envelope. Business trips additionally: (k) Letter or invitation from your own company and the Romanian business partner (additional documents are sometimes required).

Temporary Residence

Details from the relevant consular post.

Processing time

Short-term stay: Usually 2-7 days; Long-term stay: Up to 30 days. Citizens of countries that require an invitation should expect an even longer processing time.

Proof of sufficient funds

Travelers requiring a visa must have sufficient funds (at least €50 per day and no less than €500 for the entire stay). Excluded are, among others, EU citizens and nationals of Switzerland.

Documents required upon entry

Return or onward travel documents, proof of accommodation, sufficient funds (except for EU and Swiss citizens, among others), proof of health insurance valid in Romania (EU citizens: European health insurance card; travel repatriation insurance strongly recommended).

Extension of stay

EU citizens who want to stay in Romania for more than 3 months must register their stay with the competent administrative authority of the Immigration Office before the 3 months have expired. A passport may be required for this.

Entry with children

Germans: Identity card or machine-readable children’s passport (up to the age of 16) or your own passport. Austrians: identity card or own passport. Swiss: Identity card or own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa regulations apply to children as to their parents. Attention: The following recommendations apply to minors who have Romanian citizenship in addition to German: If a minor travels alone or is accompanied by a person who does not have custody, a notarized travel permit from the non-attended parent or guardians should be able to be presented. Details from the relevant diplomatic missions. Since the 27th Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Birds: Exotic birds require a veterinary health certificate confirming that their place of origin is free of contagious diseases. Proof of vaccination against Newcastle disease is required. Dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and non-rabies-free third countries require an EU pet passport (pet pass) or a national pet passport, which can only be issued by authorized veterinarians, and must have an implanted microchip on their neck as an identifier. The pet passport must show that the animal has had a valid rabies vaccination and, if necessary, a valid booster vaccination against rabies. The import is limited to 5 animals. Pets under 4 months of age are exempt from the compulsory vaccination against rabies. The following additional regulation applies to dogs, cats and ferrets as well as to birds and small animals from non-rabies-free third countries: A health certificate is required for each animal. For entry into the EU area, a test for the presence of vaccinal antibodies must be carried out on pets 3 months before entry. Exception: The 3-month period does not apply to pets whose EU pet passport shows that the blood was taken before this animal left the territory of the Community and that the blood analysis showed sufficient antibodies to rabies. For dogs, cats and ferrets from rabies-free third countries (e.g. Switzerland, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Vatican City) the pet passport, which confirms a valid rabies vaccination, can also be used for import. For more information, contact the Romanian National Veterinary Service ANSVSA.

Romania Entry Requirements