Romania Medical Tourism
Romania Medical Tourism offers decades of experience in natural therapies and a developing healthcare infrastructure with very affordable prices
Romania lies on the 45th parallel of the northern hemisphere, in the southeastern Central Europe, where the Carpathians Mountains meet the Danube Delta and the Black Sea. It is bordered by Moldavia and the Ukraine to the East and North, Hungary to the North-West, Serbia to the South-West and Bulgaria to the South. Romania is the only Latin country, surrounded by the Slavic countries. It is home to approximately 22 million inhabitants and its Capital city is Bucharest
Romania Medical Tourism Fame
Although not at all known as a medical tourism destination, Romania actually has provided for decades various natural therapies (mineral and thermal water baths, asthma therapy in natural salt caves, mud therapy) to foreigners either coming for treatment or on a holiday.
For the last decades, the medical sector has had a steady development, therefore, privately owned hospitals and clinics are offering a wide range of medical services, treatments and surgeries, for locals and for many foreigners that consider Romania, as the suitable location for solving their medical issues at a convenient price while the care and medical performance is one of the highest ranked in view of quality.
Procedures such as cosmetic surgery cost a fraction of most European prices. It's an excellent location to consider for affordable plastic surgery, dental, wellness and spa treatments.
The official Language of Romania is Romanian. There are minority groups speaking Hungarian and German.
The climate is temperate-continental with hot, dry summers, punctuated by thunderstorms and showers, and cold winters with frequent snowfall, especially in the high mountains. Spring season is pleasant with cool mornings and nights along with warm days. During the summer the temperature is quite warm, with extended sunny days. The hottest areas in summer are the lowlands in southern and eastern Romania where 100 F is often reached in July and August. Temperatures are always cooler in the mountains.
Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing colorful foliage, much like New England. Winters can be cold, especially in the mountains. While not the rule, abundant snowfalls may occur throughout the country, from December to mid-March.
Visa / Entrance Requirements
Visa required only for people traveling from non-EU countries, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Romania.
Airlines Servicing this Destination
Romania has many airports but the ones most pertinent to medical tourists are:
• Bucharest "Aurel Vlaicu" International Airport Nürnberg (NUE)
• Bucharest "Henri Coandǎ" International Airport Düsseldorf International (DUS)
• Cluj-Napoca International Airport Hamburg (HAM)
The following airlines have flights to Romania:
• Air France
• British Airways
• Turkish Airlines
• Austrian Airlines
• Czech Airlines
• Continental Airlines
• US Airways
• Air Canada
• American Airlines
Romania offers a range of accommodations to suit every taste and pocket. All major international hotel chains are present: Marriot, Hilton, Crown Plaza, Best Western, Continental, Intercontinental, Radisson, offering a wide choice for all tastes.
From Five-star hotels offering the highest level of accommodations and services, to quaint bed and breakfast inns. The hotel lobbies are sumptuous, the rooms complete with stylish furnishings and quality linens. Several restaurants are on premises and room service is usually available 24 hours a day.
Currency in Romania: Romanian New Leu/RON
1 US Dollar = 3.04416 Romanian New Leu
1 Romanian New Leu (RON) = 0.32850 US Dollar (USD)
The international access code for Romania is 40.
Below are important area codes:
• +40 21 Bucharest
• + 40 264 Cluj
• + 40 241 Constanta
• + 40 236 Galati
• + 40 232 Iasi
• + 40 256 Timisoara
In order to call Romania from the U.S. or Canada you must dial 011 (exit code), then 40 (country code for Romania), then the city code (3 digits), and then the phone number.
To call a cell phone in Romania from the U.S. or Canada you must dial:
011 +40 + (740, 744, 745) for Orange Romania and then the phone number you want to call
011 + 40 + (721, 722, 723) for Vodafone and then the phone number you want to call
In order to call the U.S. or Canada from Romania you must dial 00 + 1 + area code + phone number.
Hotels, Restaurants, Private Hospitals and other social places offer Broadband internet connection.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
U.S. Embassy in Romania:  (1) 200-3300
The Capital, Bucharest, called during 19 and 20th centuries The Little Paris, is one of the cosmopolitan cities in Europe. The architecture of old palaces and grand villas, the cultural heritage, many museums some of them being considered by connoisseurs as one of their kind, lovely public gardens, The Bucharest Stock Exchange, The Exhibition Palace, The World Trade Plaza, modern office buildings, has become in time the place where the old meets the new, the architecture blending successfully with the urban office buildings. The capital city of Romania is also the most important communications center in the country: the main departure point for 9 international cities by rail and 8 by motorway, serviced by two airports at Otopeni and Baneasa.
When it comes to nightlife, Bucharest offers various and attractive ways of entertainment within all kinds of clubs, pubs, bars, discotheques, night clubs, and 35 luxurious casinos. These are opened until late in the night, the majority until morning.
During the day and preferably in spring-summertime, one can walk on the narrow streets of the old city center, admiring the old architectural style of the buildings, the narrow and deep yards decorated with vine and old trees.
Romanian Black Sea coast with 245 km length is divided into two sectors: the northern one (Danube Delta) and the southern one which is mostly preferred by tourists because of the many beautiful resorts.
Mamaia, the oldest and largest resort situated on the Black Sea coast near the Siutghiol Lake ,with a 300 m wide beach of fine sand, is completed by other Black sea resorts, such Neptune, Olimp, Venus, Jupiter, Costinesti, Saturn, Eforie Nord and Sud, all in continuous development. The attractions for young people, consisting in bars, restaurants, aquatic parks, clubs, disco-clubs and many more, are not o be neglected either.
A wild land – the Danube Delta is shaped by The Danube as it flows in to the Black Sea. Together with the seaside plain, where we find the Razim Lagoon Complex, the delta has a surface of 5,240 Km2, containing a network of channels, lakes, islands, forests and sand dunes.
The delta is one of the most attractive and valuable region in the country, as well considered a paradise of fauna. Also, there are over 300 species of birds and the area boasts the biggest colony of pelicans in Europe. There are over 150 species of fish (carpet, pike, perch, sheat-fish, sturgeon – famous for their black spawns) and this made UNESCO declare the Danube Delta “a reservation of the biosphere” (RBDD).
Romanian balneary and climatic resorts: Romania has important mineral water and thermal resources (almost 70% of the balnear potential of Europe), one of which has unique characteristics. The use of these waters in the balnear treatment began in Roman times when the waters’ special therapeutic effects from Herculane and Geoagiu were recognized. The balnear tourism developed over time with balneoclimateric resorts in which are thermal and mineral waters, therapeutic mud and salt caves. In the newer resorts, you will find beauty centers, fitness, sauna and relaxing massages. There are also other balneoclimateric resorts situated in mountain or plain regions with spectacular landscapes where you can enjoy long and invigorating walks.
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, hosts a large number of malls, commercial parks, where the shopping is mixing with entertainment, movie multiplex, 3D and 6D.
Once arrived here, you will find various shopping possibilities, from boutiques with traditional merchandise, universal shops, and modern malls to luxurious and exquisite concept stores, downtown located or at the edges of the town.