Moldova: entry and exit regulations
Formalities, entry requirements
On June 8, 2006, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted Law 151-XVI on the Abolition of Visa Requirements for Citizens of the Member States of the European Union, the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Japan. According to paragraph 1 of the law, from January 1, 2007, citizens of these countries are allowed to enter the Republic of Moldova without a visa. According to Article 7 of the Law on Entry and Exit in the Republic of Moldova, this regulation applies to stays of up to 90 days within a period of six months from the first entry. The aforementioned citizens need a valid passport to enter the Republic of Moldova, an identity card is not sufficient for entry. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip.
Issuing of visas in Germany
Embassy Visa Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova Gotlandstrasse 16 10439 Berlin Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 44 65 12 98 Email: email@example.com Issuing visas in Austria and Switzerland See below Representations of Moldova in Austria and representations of Moldova in Switzerland. Import and export of foreign currency.
- Local currencyThe import and export of local currency is permitted up to an amount equivalent to around US $ 5,000.
- Foreign currenciesThe import of foreign currency is unlimited, but must be declared. The export is limited to the declared amount.
Importing and exporting goods
The following articles may be imported into Moldova duty-free (for people over 18 years of age): 200 cigarettes, 1 liter of wine and/or spirits and perfume for personal use. Food and medication may only be imported for personal use. There is an obligation to declare personal valuables and electronic devices. The import of weapons of any kind is prohibited. When entering the country with your own vehicle, this must be registered. It is forbidden to take petrol in canisters. The export of works of art and antiques requires a permit. The export of food beyond the travel provisions and the export of petrol in reserve canisters is not permitted.
Moldova: arrival and transport
How to get to Moldova
direct flights to Chişinău go from Frankfurt am Main and Vienna. There is also a charter flight from Germany, France, Romania, Turkey, the CIS, the Netherlands, Hungary and Israel to Moldova. An important train connection runs from Moscow via Kiev (Ukraine) to Chişinău. Also from Odessa (Ukraine), Bucharest (Romania) and Sofia (Bulgaria) trains run regularly to Moldova via Ungheni.
Car and bus
The best way to travel by car from southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria is via the Vienna-Budapest-Romania route to the border crossing at Ungheni. From northern Germany you can also travel via Krakow and then through Ukraine to Moldova.
Entry should in no way take place via the border crossings between Ukraine and the breakaway republic of Transnistria, as there is no control there by the Moldovan authorities and the stay in the country is therefore considered illegal.
There are regular bus connections between Chişinău and Bucharest and Kiev as well as to Western Europe.
Travel in the country
The country’s rail network covers over 1,145 km. There are daily train connections from Chişinău to Ocnita, Tighina and Ungheni as well as good connections to all parts of the country.
Moldova has a road network of over 13,500 km.
Moldova has 424 km of navigable waterways (Dnestr and Pruth).
There are long-distance buses between most towns and cities.
Taxis are available in front of hotels, restaurants and parking lots and can be ordered by telephone. The fare should be agreed in advance.
For rental cars, an international driver’s license and the international green insurance card are required.
To avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, drivers should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain more detailed information from ADAC, AvD or Moldova’s traffic clubs.
- Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 60 km/h.
- Country roads: There is a speed limit of 90 km/h on country roads.
In addition, it is of course necessary to pay attention to the current local speed limits, which are indicated by traffic signs.
There is an obligation to wear a seat belt.
Blood alcohol limit
The official blood alcohol limit in Moldova for drivers of motor vehicles and motorcycles is 0.0.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Moldova is:
Moldova: Embassies and Consulates
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Moldova embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Representations of Moldova in Germany
The building in which the Embassy of Moldova is located is a beautiful villa on the corner of Gotlandstrasse and Stavangerstrasse in the Pankow district of Berlin. The Gotenstraße goes off the Bornholmerstraße and is located in a quiet middle-class area. The embassies of Cuba, Ghana, Eritrea, Cape Verde and Bosnia and Herzegovina are in the vicinity of the Embassy of Moldova.
Embassy of the Republic of Moldova
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 44 65 29 70
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 44 65 29 72
General Consulate of the Republic of Moldova in Frankfurt
60433 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 52 78 08
Fax: 0049 – (0) 69 – 53 10 07
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Moldova in Hamburg
Haldesdorfer Straße 46
Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 63 64 73 89
Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 63 64 73 96
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Moldova in Munich
Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 691 56 78
Fax: 0049 – (0) 89 – 691 56 40
Tourist Office of Moldova in Germany
Siegburger Straße 49
Tel: 0049 – (0) 228 – 40 00 30
Fax: 0049 – (0) 228 – 46 69 32
There are branches in Berlin (Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 226 70 40) and Vienna (Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 596 46 45).
German representations in Moldova
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Strada Maria Cibotari 35
Tel: 00373 – (0) 22 – 20 06 00/01/02
Fax: 00373 – (0) 22 – 23 46 80
Austrian representations in Moldova
The diplomatic representation of Austria takes place through the embassy in Bucharest (see Romania).
Representations of Moldova in Austria
Embassy of the Republic of Moldova
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 961 10 30
Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 961 10 30 34 (Consular department Tel.: 0043 – (0) 1 – 961 10 30 27)
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Moldova Franz-Fischer-Strasse 9 6020 Innsbruck Tel: 0043 – (0) 512 – 57 15 64 Fax: 0043 – (0) 512 – 57 15 64 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swiss representations in Moldova
Swiss interests are represented by the embassy in Kiev (see Ukraine).
Representations of Moldova in Switzerland
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova
28 Chemin du Petit Saconnex
Tel: 0041 – (0) 22 – 733 91 03
Fax: 0041 – (0) 22 – 733 91 04
Moldova: travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings
In the event of accidents, acts of violence or illness, good medical care is often life-saving, but at least it is of crucial importance for the course of the disease and the subsequent prognosis.
The following infectious diseases can be expected in Moldova:
- Malaria, there is no risk of malaria in the country
- AIDS, HIV
- Amoebic dysentery
- Bacterial agitation
- Lyme disease, as a result of tick bites
- Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who can come into contact with contaminated water or contaminated food
- Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
- Early summer meningo encephalitis (TBE), mainly as a result of tick bites
- Hepatitis A and B, an infection with hepatitis B, is only to be expected in people who can come into contact with blood or in those who seek sexual contact.
- Polio, polio, isolated occurrences
- Rabies, nationwide
- Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
when traveling to Moldova, the following vaccinations recommended:
- Cholera, but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
- Diphtheria A vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
- Hepatitis A and B Vaccination against hepatitis B is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who seek sexual contact.
- Polio, Polio A vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
- Tetanus A vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
- Rabies Vaccination is only required for high-risk travelers who may come into contact with the vector animals.
- Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the country.
Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000
Moldova: currency, shopping and exchange rate
The national currency of Moldova is
1 Leu = 100 Bani.
The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:
- 1000 L
You can find a currency converter here: www.3forium.de
Bank opening hours
Banks in Moldova are usually open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Shop opening times
Shops in Moldova are generally open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., larger shops from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs
In Moldova , tourists like to buy hand-knotted carpets as well as local wine and brandy.