Romania is known for its fortified churches and castles. The most popular of these castles is the clifftop, Brahms Castle. The castle is often referred to as being Dracula’s castle. "Dracula’s Castle” is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly. Another popular destination in the country is the Carpathian Mountains, which are popular for trekking, skiing, climbing, and bathing in natural thermal spas. During the summer months, the most visited attraction for tourists is Mamaia and other Black Sea Resorts which are perfect for swimming and birdwatching.
The travel and tourism industry in Romania is estimated to be the fourth-fastest growing in the world. The trend of tourist activities in the country shows that the number of tourists visiting the country has steadily been on the rise. In 2016, about 9.33 million tourists visited the country. In the first quarter of 2018, about 3.12 million tourists visited the country.
Avoid taking photographs of airports and military bases without seeking permission from the appropriate authorities.
Citizens of countries that require a Romanian visa can gain entry into the country with a Schengen visa. Nationals of Andorra, Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela can gain visa-free entry for a period of 90 days in a 180-day period.