Starting this afternoon, Uber will be available in Galați, the second city in the Moldova region where the service is extending (after Iași in 2019), therefore becoming the 8th Uber city in Romania.
Starting today and up to April 11th, users in Galați can use the discount code HELLOGALATI for 50% off on their first two UberX rides, for up to 7 lei discount per trip.
Artist Giulia Anghelescu, known for her successful music career in both groups and as a solo artist and for her emerging TV presence, is the first rider to take an Uber ride in Galați and enjoy a safe trip around the city.
“Whenever I visit my hometown, I like to know that I can safely travel from one place to another. Sometimes I even have to run several errands and Uber helps me get around the city fast, but most importantly, very efficiently. I’m excited that Uber is now available in Galați, with safe transportation just one click away, therefore making the city feel so much more connected.” – said Giulia Anghelescu
Uber launched in Romania in 2015, in Bucharest, and then went through a rapid expansion to Cluj, Timișoara, Brașov and Iași, adding Constanța past summer and Craiova just last month. As in all the other Romanian cities, Uber drivers in Galați are fully licensed to safely drive passengers to their destinations. In Galați, Uber will launch with its most popular service UberX, which offers access to affordable and safe trips with just a few minutes of waiting time.
“We are happy to announce that Uber is now available in Galați, the second city in the Moldova region where we are now present. We see that people are very interested in alternative means of transportation all over the country and Galați makes no exception. That is why we want to become a reliable partner for the local authorities, in order to provide the people in Galați with affordable, safe transportation alternatives” – says Ana Maria Borlovan, Country Operations Manager Uber Romania.
Safety as one of the top priorities
Just like across all other cities where Uber is available, riders in Galați benefit from a series of safety features available in the Uber app, including access to driver information such as photo, car model & number and rating. Moreover, passengers are able to track their trip in the app, both before the driver’s arrival to the pick-up location and during the ride, and can share the trip with a trusted contact.
Uber also rolled out a series of hygienic safety features and policies to help communities move easily throughout the pandemic. Both drivers and riders are now required to wear masks during trips and have to confirm they have understood and are complying to the health & safety measures recommended by world health organizations.
In Romania, as well as in other countries, Uber is using a technology that verifies if drivers are wearing a mask by checking the selfies they take before going online. Drivers have also been provided with disinfectants and the company has equipped most of the vehicles with protective shields for free. All users are reminded in the app that they should wash their hands, sanitize the vehicles and keep windows open in order to facilitate ventilation during their rides.