This is a pretty nasty situation and we hope that this won’t happen. But in case it does, here is what you need to do:

  • go to the nearest police station and report it (losing, theft or whatever happened)
    • you should be aware of the address where the event happened, you will need it when reporting
    • there is a police station in the Old Town in Bucharest that you can go to and they will guide you
    • if you are outside Bucharest report it on the nearest police station and most probably you will need to come to Bucharest for next step
  • with the report from the police you should go to your embassy and they will help you; here is the list of embassies in Romania or foreign missions
    • if your country does not have a foreign mission in Romania and you are part of EU, you should go to any embassy of the other member states; the general recommendation is to go to the Nordic states embassies since they are the most human rights oriented
    • if your country does not have a foreign mission in Romania and you are not part of EU, you will need to contact the foreign mission listed in the above link and they will guide you in solving the issue.

A really good advice that we can give: if you have multiple identification documents when traveling keep them in different places (this is available for money and banking cards). Probably you won’t be able to leave Romania with the other document, but it will help you to identify yourself when dealing with Romanian authorities and with the foreign mission representatives. This might save your trip.

Of course, you can still join any of Walkabout Free Tours. We won’t ask you to identify yourself :).

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