Timisoara, 18-24 June

ECIS 2022 - New Horizons in Digitally United Societies

General information


1. General Travel conditions

Travel to Romania given the Ukraine situation

Romania is safe and hospitable.
All visitors are welcome!
The local authorities and hospitality industry are eagerly anticipating a strong tourism recovery, in 2022, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
The unfortunate situation in the Ukraine does not threaten to destabilize Romania at all.

Travel to Romania given the COVID situation

At the moment, visitors arriving to Romania from any country in the world do not need to present proof of vaccination (complete scheme) or a negative RT-PCT test. The situation is constantly monitored and updates will be provided, when necessary.

Starting with March 8, 2022, all the restrictions were lifted. The most up-to-date information concerning border-crossing / entry-requirements and conditions are available from your airline and/ or the nearest Consulate of Romania.

Note: All visitors will still need to comply with any testing requirements imposed by airlines and/or
government of the country of departure (and transit).

2. Essential information for visiting Romania

Language

The official language in Romania is Romanian. A lot of people speak English.

Time

In June Romania observes Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) +0300 UTC.

Weather

The temperature in Timisoara in June can range from 20C-26C. You may consider to bring with you sunscreen cream. Be aware that the sun can be up for 20 hours per day.

Money

Even though Romania is a member of the EU, Romania’s currency is not Euro, but the Romanian Leu (RON). The plural is LEI (e.g. 1 leu, 10 lei).

Exchange rate
What currency should I take to Romania?

US Dollars and Euros may be exchanged both at banks or authorized exchange offices. Authorized exchange offices are safe and they offer better rates than banks. Avoid exchanging at airports or hotels as the rates are much lower. One Euro is the equivalent of about 4.9 lei.

Please note: Normally, exchange offices do not impose a tax on exchanging operations (look for „Comision 0”.

Please note: Payment in euro is not possible. You do not have to worry about credit or debit cards. ATMs exist everywhere. And you can pay by card in most of the restaurants and shops.

Electricity

In Romania the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

You can use your electric appliances in Romania, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). But you may need a power plug adapter. 

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V – 127 V (as is in the US, Canada, and most South American countries), you need a voltage converter in Romania. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.

For more information, check this page.

Internet Access

At the conference venue, a high-speed wifi access is available either through EDUROAM or UVT-Guest free access.

Most hotels in Romania offer high-speed Internet connections. As well in most of the public spaces, e.g., coffee shops, city center and libraries have free wifi access. 

Emergencies

Call 112 (for emergencies, for example, the police, rescue service, fire department, ambulance, SOS Alarm)

Telephone

The Romania country code: +40

What language phrases should I learn?

In Romania, English is often spoken in large cities and especially by the younger generations. Also in restaurants, hotels and at the tourist attractions, English is normally spoken.

Romanian is not an easy language to learn but you may try. Some useful phrases you can find here.

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