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Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio 1 N/A
Malaria No N/A
 
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Vaccination against typhoid is recommended.

Food and Drink

Mains water is usually chlorinated, and whilst relatively safe, may cause abdominal upsets; visitors are therefore advised to drink bottled water. Romania has presently been experiencing water scarcity and visitors may find that tap water is only available during certain hours. This is particularly true around Bucharest and other large towns. Visitors in the mountain regions will find it less of a problem as the water is supplied by local mountain springs, full of natural minerals and very safe. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local seafood, meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks

Hepatitis A and tuberculosis occur and hepatitis B is endemic.

Rare West Nile Fever outbreaks have been reported in the southeast.

Brucellosis occurs sporadically although risk to the traveller is low.

Stray dogs may carry African Typhus disease.

Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay. For more information, see the Health appendix.

Health Care

Medical services in Romania are poor and there is a serious shortage of basic medical supplies and qualified personnel. Nationals of countries who do not have a reciprocal health agreement with Romania are expected to pay immediate cash for health services. Health insurance is strongly advised.
Useful travel links
CDC official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
MASTA the Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
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WHO-Romania About health in Romania