Practical Information

  • Currency exchange
    The Romanian national currency is LEU, subdivisible in BANI.
  • Coins
    Frequently Used: 10, 50 BANI
    Rarely Used: 1, 5 BANI
  • Banknotes
    Frequently Used: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100
    Rarely Used: 200, 500
    Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks or exchange offices called ”CASA DE SCHIMB”.
    Euros and US Dollars are the easiest to exchange. Please note that most banks close at 3.00 PM and you will need your ID/passport for the exchange.
  • Climate
    The average temperature in Bucharest in May is very mild at 16.7 °C (62.06 °F). Afternoons can be fairly hot with average high temperatures reaching 23.3 °C (73.9 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally quite mild with an average low of 10.5 °C (50.9 °F).
  • Time Zones
    Bucharest operates on Eastern European Standard time, which is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For international passengers, we suggest that you try to allow yourself at least a day in which to adjust to the time difference and relax after your flight, before the meeting commences.
  • Credit cards
    Credit cards are widely accepted. Commonly recognized cards include Visa and MasterCard.
  • Electricity
    The electrical current in Romania is 220V (50 Hz). In case your equipment requires different voltage, please make sure you bring an electrical transformer.
    The sockets are two-pin so they are not compatible with British, American or Indian plugs.
  • Health
    You do not need any health certificate or vaccines to enter Romania.
  • Insurance
    It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to the commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.
  • No Smoking Policy
    Delegates should be aware that smoking is banned in the Congress venue, the Palace of the Parliament, as well as in most public buildings.
  • Official Language
    The official language of the Congress is English.

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