Seek advice on any restrictions that may apply (such as only being covered if you're properly licensed for that vehicle type in Australia).When dealing with transport and tour operators, don't be afraid to ask about or insist on minimal safety requirements.
Sufficient safety equipment may not be provided, and maintenance standards and safety precautions may not be observed.
If you plan to hire a car, quad bike, motorcycle, jet ski or other vehicle, or if you plan to participate in adventure activities, speak with your travel insurer to confirm the activity is covered by your insurance policy.
Romania is predominantly a cash economy, but credit card and debit card use is increasing. Exchange money at banks, large hotels or an exchange bureau. Drink-spiking is an issue, especially in Centrul Vechi (the old town in Bucharest).
Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and bag snatching, occurs, particularly near hotels, on public transport and in train stations. There have been reports of thieves who present themselves as police officers asking for identification and wallets.
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Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) may change as they're realigned with those of the Schengen area.
Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Romania for up-to-date information.
Organised groups of thieves, which may include children, operate mainly in public areas, particularly in transport centres. Genuine Romanian police won't stop you at random to demand your identification or wallet, but they may conduct checks if your behaviour doesn't comply with local laws.
Financial scams, including credit card and ATM fraud, are common.
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