Is Romania Safe?
The latest events happening in the world has, maybe, made you wonder if Romania is safe. So you may think that visiting countries such as Thailand, China, Philippines, Brazil, and Morocco might not be such a good idea.
While we understand your concern, let us tell you why you don’t need to worry about that if you want to visit Romania.
Who does Terrorism affect?
Source: Vision of Humanity.
Here you can find an interactive map, how the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is calculated for every country and what aspects are taken into consideration. Data figured in this image are from 2014. There is no difference between 2014 and 2015, as it appears in the latest study from The Institute for Economics and Peace.
GTD is an attempt to rank countries in the world based on the level of terrorist activity. The GTD is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and it is based on data from the Global Terrorism Database.
Romania has a country rank of 124 out of 162, which indicates no impact of terrorism. The most visited countries such as France, Spain, Italy, UK, China, and Mexico have a higher impact of terrorism than Romania.
After all, is Romania safe?
According to the Global Peace Index, Romania is a peaceful country with a 26 rank out of 162. We do not exaggerate when we say that Romania is among the safest countries in Europe.
Source: Vision of Humanity
The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness. It is produced by the Institute of Economics and Peace and combines 3 major factors:
- Society & Security;
- Domestic & Interest Conflict;
As it appears in the Global Peace Index 2015 Report, Romania has reduced rank indicators, which is a good thing. This means there is no travel warning in Romania.
Therefore, despite everything that is going on in the world, Romania remains one of the safest countries in Central and Eastern Europe, with a crime rate below the European average. The level of corruption stays nevertheless high, unfortunately, prompted by the population as well, who looks for quick fixes against bureaucracy. In order to avoid incidents, you should always request legal justification along with evidence and not encourage those who represent authority to find a solution outside the law. If you travel by car, you must know that finding available parking spots might be a problem, but only in the cities. On the other hand, once you reach the countryside, don’t be surprised if you come across carts and animals on the road – just slow down and use your horn to draw their attention.
That being said, wondering if Romania is safe should be the least of your problems. You should ask yourself what you want to do here, either taking Romania by step off the beaten tracks and observe the wildlife, or having a relaxing day at SPA, or maybe taking a biking and/or hiking trip on the highest peaks in Romania.