Communications

Telephone Mobile phone service in Moldova is excellent. There are three mobile operators: Moldcell, Orange, and Unite. It is very easy to buy pre-paid SIM cards for each operator’s network. SIM cards are available at operators’…

Consulates

A complete list of foreign Embassies and Consulates in the Republic of Moldova is available on the website of the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

Electricity

Moldova’s electrical current is 220-240 Volts (50 Hertz). Sockets are the standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs (types C, E, and F).  A plug adaptor is required for non-European appliances. Please remember that plug adapters…

Holiday Schedule

In 2013, Moldova will observe the following holidays. The dates of Easter holidays change annually depending upon when Orthodox Easter is observed.  January 1* New Year's Day January 7-8* Orthodox Christmas March 8 International Women's…

Languages

Romanian is the official language of the country, although many people refer to the official language as Moldovan. Russian is also widely spoken throughout the country, especially in Chisinau, Balti, and Cahul, the capital of the…

Money Matters

Currency Moldova’s currency is the Leu (pl. lei), abbreviated MDL. Moldovan banknotes are denominated into 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 lei notes. One leu is comprised of 100 bani. Coins…

Safety & Medical

Moldova is a safe country. Crime in general, and against foreigners in particular, is almost non-existent. Nevertheless, visitors should take prudent steps to safeguard themselves and their property. Leave your valuables and passport in the…

Traveler Conveniences

Toilets / WC / Restrooms Toilets, often marked as “WC”, are available in most public buildings. Privately maintained facilities, such as those in shopping centers, theaters, museums, etc. are typically cleaner and more comfortable than…

Visas & Customs

Visas Visitors with valid passports from the European Union, most European countries, United States, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Georgia, and CIS member states do not need visas to enter the Republic of Moldova for a stay of up to…

Weather

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