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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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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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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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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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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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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

Ok - I'm about 1 month out from driving to Romania and I have a bunch of things to research and am hoping (to reduce my research) someone maybe has done part of this trip and can get me to an answer faster than I can find it.....

I'll be:
- driving from Zurich to the center of Romania.
- route consists of diving through: Germany, Austria, Hungary, and into Romania
- Fully vaccinated with moderna (one of the 3 most known vaccines)

I, most likely, will drive through each of these countries with limited stops. What I mean is, I don't plan on spending more then 10hrs per country.

My questions (and these will be consistent until I make the trip):
* Where can I find COVID entry requirements per country?
* If I'm vaccinated, can I make the trip without getting a COVID test
* If for some reason I have to spend more then 24hrs in one of these countries, do the rules change and I need to xxxxxxxx due to COVID (testing, fill out forms, notify someone...)
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

Maybe use this https://reopen.europa.eu/en/from-to/CHE/ROU/AUT,DEU,HUN
But the best is too look at national websites 1 week before going. 1 month is a long time and maybe there will be the european green pass which should allow all travel. Would avoid staying in Hungary as it seems a mess in terms of rules.
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Re: Driving to Romania (when I can)

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My questions (and these will be consistent until I make the trip):
* Where can I find COVID entry requirements per country?
* If I'm vaccinated, can I make the trip without getting a COVID test
* If for some reason I have to spend more then 24hrs in one of these countries, do the rules change and I need to xxxxxxxx due to COVID (testing, fill out forms, notify someone...)

Switzerland is "green" as of 4/6/21
https://www.cnscbt.ro/index.php/list...4-06-2021/file
 




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