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Canada and Romania have enjoyed a bilateral and diplomatic relationship over the years. As a matter of fact, the two countries celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2017.

Up to 250,000 Canadians claim Romanian ancestry. The countries also enjoy commercial relations in terms of trade and investment, science and technology, innovations and so forth.

As a result of the strong people-to-people ties and relations between the two countries, Canadians travel to Romania for several purposes ranging from business, tourism, education, work and so forth.

A lot of Canadians traveling abroad to Romania forget to get additional medical coverage or Romania travel insurance that would cover them and their loved ones throughout their stay in Romania.

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Basic Information About Romania

Some important information on Romania Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Romanian leu
Official language Romanian
Capital Bucharest
Continent Europe
Population Approx. 19.64 million
Plug type Plug type C and F
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs


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Romania Security Measures for travelers

Yours is the decision to travel to Canada and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. But since we care about your personal safety and security, we provide reliable and timely information in our Travel Advice to help you in making an informed decision as you travel abroad to Romania.

Risk Level

Romania – Take normal security precautions

Entry / Exit requirements

Every country decides who enters or leaves its borders, Romania is not exempted. Furthermore, the Government of Canada will not interfere with Romania’s decision as regards the entry and/or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Romanian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use to travel determines your entry requirement. Learn more about passport requirements from your transportation company before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - Your passport must be valid at least three months beyond your duration of stay in Romania.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - The entry rules that apply when you are traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may vary. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Romania before you travel.

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Romania Healthcare

Romania has both public and private hospitals and healthcare centers. Although healthcare may not be up to Canada’s standard, the cost of healthcare in Romania may be high. You don’t want to pay out of pocket or be on the hook for thousands of dollars in healthcare. This is why you need to have a Romania travel insurance policy before you leave Canada or travel with enough money to cover potential cost.

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Romania Travel Insurance News

Prior to December 2017, Romanians are required to apply for a Canadian visitor visa, commonly known as Temporary Resident Visa or TRV but this is no longer the case. Romanians visiting Canada on a temporary basis no longer have to apply for TRV.

Even though Romanians no longer require a visa to enter Canada, they will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This should be obtained even before boarding the flight to Canada. The December 1, 2017 visa exemption was applied to Romanians and Bulgarians.

To enter Canada, visitors are required to have either an eTA or a TRV but United States citizens are exempted from this requirement.

The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for Canada, said that Canada values its strong ties with Romania, Bulgaria, and the EU and is pleased to provide visa-free travel to citizens of EU member states. He added that more travel and trade will be encouraged if traveling to Canada is made easier for Romanians and Bulgarians. This will, in turn, create new investment opportunities, trade, and businesses both for Canadians and Europeans.

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