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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Travellers should refer to the ICA website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore. For the latest updates on Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, please refer to the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19.


In view of the COVID-19 situation, travellers visiting Romania should be prepared for updates to entry requirements. Please visit the following websites for the latest information.


Border Police of Romania:


European Union Travel Page to Romania:


Singaporeans can visit Romania for up to 90 days without a visa. Travellers should note that Romania is not part of the Schengen area.

As immigration requirements can change at short notice, travellers are advised to check with their travel agent or the Embassy of Romania in Singapore (singapore@mae.ro), or visit Romania MFA’s website for the latest information.

Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and theft, is common, especially in urban centres and crowded areas. Theft is prevalent in hotels, transport stations and train services. Be vigilant especially while boarding and leaving trains.

Check your bill in bars and nightclubs. Incidents of overcharging on debit or credit cards have occurred.

Beware of imposters who impersonate police officers asking for identification and wallets. If in doubt, ask for identification or offer to accompany them to the nearest police station. 

It is a requirement to carry identification at all times.

It is illegal to change money on the streets. Money changing should only be done in recognised money exchangers, banks and hotels.

It is illegal to take photos of military establishments and government buildings in Romania.

Driving: There is zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol in Romania and penalties are severe. It is illegal to refuse a breathalyser test. To drive on toll roads, travellers need to purchase a special sticker “Rovinieta” from petrol stations or at the border crossing.

There is a risk of tick-borne encephalitis, a viral disease that affects the central nervous system, especially in forested areas during the summer. There is a risk of rabies in Romania as attacks by feral dogs on city streets are common. Take precautions and follow local advice. Purchase comprehensive travel insurance before departure.

Romania experiences landslides and avalanches in mountainous regions during extreme weather. Earthquakes and small tremors are common in southern and south-western Romania. Monitor the local news and comply with the instructions of local authorities. 

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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