The Romanian Leu rates below were last updated 2 minutes ago
If you're travelling to Romania soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Romanian Leu. Our free comparison service compares the best Romanian Leu rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 16 suppliers selling Romanian Leu in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 4.6283 to 5.0911.
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There are two currencies called the Leu: the Moldova Leu and the Romanian Leu. These are not the same currency and you cannot spend Moldavian Leu in Romania. Romania joined the EU in 2007 and are scheduled to join the Euro in 2015. This is dependent on the state of the Eurozone at that time, and may be delayed further. Because of this; if you have any leftover Leu after your holiday you should consider using a selling your currency back as soon as possible.
Outside of Bucharest it may be difficult to exchange Pounds or US Dollars for Lei so we recommend ordering cash before you travel to Romania. On bank notes you will see both "Leu" and "Lei" used. Lei is the plural of Leu, so you will notice 1 Leu and 5 Lei printed on them respectively.
One of the appeals of Romania is the organised Agroturism Bed and Brekfast network. Because these are in rural areas, you should not depend on using credit or debit cards but take enough cash for your stay instead. A couple should typically budget about £80 (400 RON) a day for a comfortable stay.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are aware of a common scam involving thieves in Romania who present themselves as plain-clothes police officers. They flash an identity badge and then ask to see passports and wallets. They count the money and give the documents back, but when they return the wallet, some of the money is missing. You should be extra vigilant on your trip and ask to see proof of identify before handing over money or documents.
British citizens can enter Romania for up to three months without a visa. If you intend to stay for longer than this you can apply for a special registration certificate from the Romanian Immigration Office as either a student, self-employed, self-supported or employee. You will also be required to register with the Immigration Office if you plan to work in Romania, although no separate work permit is required.
Over the past week the Romanian Leu has dropped by 0.59% from last Friday's rate of 5.1213 to today's rate of 5.0911 which means £750 will buy you lei22.65 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 5.1213 on Friday and the worst rate was 5.0783 on Tuesday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Romanian Leu rate drop by 1.28% from 5.1569 on 26th February 2017 to 5.0911 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you lei49.35 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 5.2313 on 23rd April 2017 and a low rate of 5.0783 on 23rd May 2017.
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Posted by Matthew Weston on 18th May 2017
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