How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Romania

Everyone who makes contributions into the Romanian social security system, including expats, are eligible for state health insurance and can access the public healthcare system. However, the Romanian public health system is experiencing a number of serious challenges and has been ranked as the weakest in Europe, according to the European Health Consumer Index.As a … Read more

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Romania

Romania is a beautiful country, and you will find a number of opportunities to maintain your fitness and health there.Romanians are interested in sports. Association football is the most popular sport, and Steaua Bucharest were the first Eastern European side to win both the European Cup and the European Supercup in 1986. The sport has … Read more

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Romania?

If you are registered with the national health insurance system in Romania, then your treatment will theoretically be free or low cost. We say ‘theoretically’, because, unfortunately, corruption remains rife in Romanian public healthcare, with many people offering bribes. This is also not unknown in the private sector, although it is less common.Given that the … Read more

Complementary Therapies In Romania And How To Access Them

Romania has been a centre for spas and thermal springs for generations, perhaps even since before Roman times.Aqua Herculis – the Roman name of Baile Herculane – is even named after the Greek hero/god Hercules, who is said to have bathed in the thermal water there. The inscription “Ad Aquas Herculis Sacras”, from 153 AD, … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Romania

The Romanian banking system has proven to be remarkably resilient, even through the tumultuous financial crisis. The banking system in Romania has been aligned with EU standards. Most banks are now branches of foreign banking groups, which ensure the stability of the Romanian banking system. The level of service is generally considered to be of … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Romania

Romania is a Southeastern European country, infamous for the forest covered region of Transylvania, which was the birthplace of modern vampire novels and home to fictitious Count Dracula. Overlooked by the Carpathian Mountains, Romania boasts perfectly preserved medieval towns, fortified churches and castles, and various iconic landmarks that seem like they’ve come straight out of … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Romania

Romania is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and it is also home to a number of working expats. Whether or not you will need a visa to travel there will depend on your nationality, as well as your reason for visiting. We will look at some of your options below.Will I need a visa? … Read more

How To Find A Job In Romania

Romania is an intriguing option for expats seeking work in Eastern Europe: it might not be your first choice but it is definitely worth considering, as the country is the new home to some big multinationals, has a relatively low cost of living, and a currently low rate of unemployment which suggests that the economy … Read more

How To Apply For Residency In Romania

If you are an EU or US citizen and your planned stay in Romania doesn’t exceed 90 days, then things will be pretty straightforward for you. It is recommended that you make your presence known at the nearest police precinct if you planning to remain in the country for a period longer than 10 days; … Read more