Romania, and special Bucharest and Sibiu are safe and hospitable places. Violent crime against visitors is almost non-existent. As in any large or small city visitors are advised to take usual safety precautions. Do not draw unnecessary attention to your person, money or jewellery and be aware of pickpockets and scam artists. Never accept taxi/ car rides, tours or guide services from strangers, no matter how presentable or fluent in English, who approach you on the streets.