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Driving to Romania (when I can)

So I'm super hopeful that this Pandemic will begin to ease up here by the summer.

So I'm starting to think of a place to drive to.
I'm considering driving from Zurich to Romania (I'll figure out the details in coming months).

My question's are:
* Anyone done this and have pointers / suggestions
* My car has swiss plates, I have a swiss Drivers license, I have Swiss auto insurance --- any reason to think I can't take my car into Romania
* Are the roads in Romania good enough, I'm sure they aren't as awesomely maintained as Switzerland's roads, but is there any reason I should worry about road conditions while there?

Again - just starting my research and thought I'd ask.

OH - I'm considering going during the month of July this year --- again, that all depends on Covid.
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Old 27.03.2021, 15:20
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

I knew a couple who did charity work in Timisoara and drove out there at least 5 times a year.

I think your biggest obstacles would be covid and rising fuel costs.
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

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So I'm super hopeful that this Pandemic will begin to ease up here by the summer.

So I'm starting to think of a place to drive to.
I'm considering driving from Zurich to Romania (I'll figure out the details in coming months).

My question's are:
* Anyone done this and have pointers / suggestions
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lol. uhm, le me think.....

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* My car has swiss plates, I have a swiss Drivers license, I have Swiss auto insurance --- any reason to think I can't take my car into Romania
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Absolutely none.

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* Are the roads in Romania good enough, I'm sure they aren't as awesomely maintained as Switzerland's roads, but is there any reason I should worry about road conditions while there?
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Where should I begin....nope, not good enough. We've been promised a better infrastructure since 1990. I don't think there's any politician that didn't promise that in their campaign.
Anyways, it depends where, some are and some are not. Main roads/national roads are OK.

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I'm considering going during the month of July this year --- again, that all depends on Covid.
I don't know if you'll be able without a covid test or/and quarantine. I can look up the latest regulations when you'll need, at one point I gave up reading the news because the covid situation seemed to get worse not better, so I lost hope I'm going to be able to visit my family any time soon.

You can ask more here, there are a few Romanians on the forum (I'm not the only one lol) so hopefully they'll see your questions and answer each of them.

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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

if you are driving, make sure to take out a good roadside assistance cover.

Hopefully you are driving SUV or something sturdy, there is always a chance you will end up on one of those roads with more pot holes than emmental.
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Old 27.03.2021, 19:49
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

I shredded a tyre in a really deep pothole in Transylvania once.

Try not to drive at night on more remote roads - otherwise the roads are fine.
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

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So I'm super hopeful that this Pandemic will begin to ease up here by the summer.

So I'm starting to think of a place to drive to.
I'm considering driving from Zurich to Romania (I'll figure out the details in coming months).

My question's are:
* Anyone done this and have pointers / suggestions
* My car has swiss plates, I have a swiss Drivers license, I have Swiss auto insurance --- any reason to think I can't take my car into Romania
* Are the roads in Romania good enough, I'm sure they aren't as awesomely maintained as Switzerland's roads, but is there any reason I should worry about road conditions while there?

Again - just starting my research and thought I'd ask.

OH - I'm considering going during the month of July this year --- again, that all depends on Covid.
No reason to worry driving is no problem the odd pothole but nice country enjoy.

I drove from Timisoara to Constanta back in 2000 that was fun but worked there a lot in last few years roads much better.
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

Watch out for vampires, especially in Transilvania. Best is to always carry a silver knife.
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

I've done this trip last year. No issues crossing the borders, insurance wise and all. You will make good progress until you reach the country's border - from there on there is a patchy autobahn to Sibiu. Roads are generally slow, as they cross cities and towns.

If you venture off the major roads (which are quite good), a car with sturdier rough-road suspension can make a significant difference in safety and comfort. July can get quite hot on the plains.
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