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Travel health and vaccine advice for Romania
Romania

Romania is infinitely charming and captivating. The Southeast European nation has a tumultuous history and fought for its independence many times. From the gentle flowing Danube to the mesmerizing Carpathian Mountains, still home to large populations of bears and wolves, Romania’s beauty is striking. Numerous Fortified churches, beautiful monasteries and medieval towns where time seems to have stopped long ago are found throughout the country, contrasting with the modern development of Bucharest, the vibrant capital city. But the most fascinating treasures Romania has to offer are certainly the countless spectacular castles perched on the top of the mountains, still haunted with the legend of Dracula…

INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH

We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.

For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.

ROMANIA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES

Hepatitis A Recommended for all travelers.
Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough):  1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.
Measles – Rubella – Mumps Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
Flu – Influenza Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.
Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella) Recommended for all travelers
Hepatitis B Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).
Tick-borne Encephalitis Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
Lyme disease Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Acetazolamide/Dexaméthasone Recommended to prevent Acute mountain sickness (AMS).
Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea Azithromycin or Suprax

MEDICAL CARES

Romania has an adequate health care infrastructure, especially in large cities. Doctors and specialists are professional and qualified here, in both public and private sectors. Bucharest, the capital city, has numerous public and private hospital centers. If you need medical assistance while traveling in Romania, you can go to the American Medical Center, the Batistei Clinic or the Unirea Medical Center, all located in Bucharest. Be aware that in remote places, access to medical care, even basic, can be limited.

In case of emergency in Romania, call 112. You can also reach the ambulance service of the Floreasca Hospital (located in Bucharest) at 230 01 06.

Pharmaceutical establishments in Romania are usually well supplied. But it is always better to bring your own basic medicines and eventual specific treatments when traveling to the country to avoid unpleasant surprises.

SECURITY ABROAD

Pickpocketing, purse snatching and mugging occur, particularly in Bucharest and other urban centres. Be vigilant in crowded areas such as busy streets, public transportation, train stations and airport terminals. Avoid walking alone after dark.

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Emergency services

Dial 112 for emergency assistance.