MOLDOVA TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Moldova, an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic, has varied terrain including forests, rocky hills and vineyards. Its wine regions include Nistreana, known for reds, and Codru, home to some of the world’s largest cellars. Capital Chișinău has Soviet-style architecture and the National Museum of History, exhibiting art and ethnographic collections that reflect cultural links with neighbouring Romania.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Moldova has restricted entry to most foreign travelers until at least September 15.Until September 15, Moldova's border only permits foreigners if they meet one of the following exceptions: immediate family members of Moldovan citizens; persons having a visa, residency permit, or other document issued by Moldovan authorities; persons traveling for "professional interest" in possession of a visa, residency permit, or other document issued by Moldovan authorities; diplomats accredited to Moldova and members of international organizations and their family members; personnel who can provide humanitarian aid; passengers in transit.As of June 30, other categories of people are allowed to enter Moldova. These include:
people with a business visit visa, long-stay visa, residence permit or equivalent document, members and dependents of diplomatic missions, consular Posts and international organizations accredited in Moldova, personnel providing humanitarian aid, passengers in transit, people traveling for health and humanitarian reasons, cross-border workers, and drivers and service personnel, for the purpose of transportation of goods (aircraft, ship and train crew).PCR and/or serology is not required to enter Moldova but all travelers must complete an epidemiological questionnaire ("fisa epidemiologica") at airports and other ports of entry when entering Moldova and sign a statement that they will self-isolate for 14 days.Starting September 1, Moldova requires a 14-day home stay (quarantine) for new arrivals from certain countries, with exceptions including asymptomatic individuals delivering goods, crew members, students, people traveling for health care, work related travelers with visas, diplomatic corps accredited in Moldova, and passengers in transit. See this website for the list of countries on the “red” list which require the quarantine. The list will be updated every two weeks.

 

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QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Chişinău
  • Currency: Moldovan leu (MDL)
  • Area: 33,843 km²
  • Population: 3,546 million (2018)
  • Language: Romanian (official), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)
  • Religion: Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5%
  • Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 7 January, Orthodox Christmas
  • 8 March, International Women’s Day
  • 1 May, International Solidarity Day of Workers
  • 9 May, Victory Day
  • 27 August, Independence Day
  • 31 August, National Language Day
  • 25 December, Western Christmas

Also, Orthodox Easter Monday and Memory/Parents’ Day (the Monday after Orthodox Easter Monday)

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Moldova’s climate is moderately continental, characterised by relatively mild winters (December - February) with little snow, long warm summers (June - August) and low humidity. The average annual air temperatures vary between 6.5°C in the north and 12.3°C in the south. The average annual precipitation for Moldova was approximately 460 mm for the period 1960-2009, with a maximum value in summer of 180 mm and a minimum value of 60 mm in autumn. Although the wettest months of the year typically occur in the first half of the summer, lengthy dry spells, especially in late summer, combined with high temperatures and hot continental winds can cause severe stress to crops and pastures during critical stages in their growth cycles.

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TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

The snow sports season in Moldova is from December to February.

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Moldova is from May to September when the weather is moderate.

BEACH:

Moldova has no beaches, but you enjoy a swim with the locals at Lacul 'Valea Morilor' on the Chisinau Lake or at the public beach Plaja Centrala Ghidighici.

 
 

HEALTH

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