Football fans from the UK are made aware of some facts before coming to Romania
Bucharest taxis have a peculiar pricing strategy and you should take care that you do not pay over the odds if you are not prepared to do so.
Romania is largely a “cash only” economy. While an increasing number of businesses do accept credit cards, you are advised to use cash due to the risk of credit card fraud.
You are advised to maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. You should also be alert to the risk of petty theft in Bucharest and alert to pickpockets and bag snatchers in crowded areas, particularly near exchange shops, hotels, on public transport (especially to the airport), main railway stations and inside airport areas.
We are aware of thefts of valuables including passports from hotel rooms. Items of value, including passports and credit cards should be deposited in hotel safes. However, you should carry a photocopy of the information pages of your passport as ID.
You should be aware that there are reports of credit or charge cards being 'copied' when used in some bars and restaurants, resulting in illegal charges being raised against the user account.
If driving, you need to be alert for horse-drawn carts and livestock especially at night.
There have been a number of Hepatitis A cases in Romania. You should only drink bottled water.