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.
Hepatitis A and tuberculosis
occur and hepatitis B is endemic.
West NileFever outbreaks have been reported
in the southeast.
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
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.