GENERAL
INFORMATION

Located in Eastern Europe, between the Prut and Nistru rivers, the Republic of Moldova is a territory of about 33,840 square kilometers in the southeastern part of Southern Europe, being bordered on the west by Romania and on the north, south and east by Ukraine.

There are 31 border crossings in Ukraine by land (by car, railway or river) and 9 border points in Romania (by car or railway).

However, most tourists come by air. The country's main air gate - Chisinau International Airport - meets the highest standards and innovations, offering passenger comfort and direct connections with most European capitals.

KEY FACTS

NAME:

Republic of Moldova

CAPITAL:

Chișinău(cca. 814,000)

POPULATION:

3,55 million (January 1st, 2019)

NAME:

Republic of Moldova

CAPITAL:

Chișinău(cca. 814,000)

POPULATION:

3,55 million (January 1st, 2019)

DIRECT FLIGHTS:

to 21 countries/42 cities

PROXIMITY & CONNECTION:

located within 3 hours from all main European cities

VISA LIBERALIZATION FOR 100 STATES:

The citizens of EU, UK, CIS, CEFTA, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, UAE, Australia, Israel, Turkey, New Zealand, certain countries in South America and Asia

ENTRY CONDITIONS

It is mandatory to present, at the state border crossing on the way to the Republic of Moldova, the negative result of the PCR molecular test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infec-tion, performed at most 72 hours before boarding (for those traveling by public transport) or entering the territory of the Republic of Moldova (for those traveling by their own means). Confirmation must be submitted in one of the Romanian, English, French and Russian languages.

Persons transiting the state border on the way to enter the Republic of Moldo-va and do not have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test will be required to com-plete the epidemiological file, respec-tively will sign the self declaration letter to comply with the self-isolation regime of 14 ( fourteen) days in certain places.


The Republic of Moldova enjoys a visa liberalized regime with over 100 countries; Thus, citizens of the EU, UK, CIS, CEFTA, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, UAE, Australia, Israel, Turkey, New Zealand, certain countries in South America and Asia, do not need visas to enter the Republic Moldova for a stay of up to 90 days, during 6 months From the moment of first entry.

For the complete list of countries, whose citizens do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Moldova, and for citizens interested in applying for a visa, the details are available on the Government's web portal:

 
 

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

The Tourist Information Center (ICT), located right in the heart of the capital, offers all visitors information about events, travel conditions, tours and itineraries, offering the possibility of organizing stays. Moreover, using virtual reality technology, tourists can "travel" through several tourist attractions before deciding what to visit.

The authorities responsible for managing passenger flows operate helplines that are available to people who want to And out new information or report an incident:

Ministry of Foreign affairs and European Integration

+37322-788722
call.center@mfa.gov.md

Customs Service

+37322-788888
vama@customs.gov.md

Poliția de Frontieră

+37322-259717
politia.frontiera@border.gov.md

ABOUT MOLDOVA

Things you probably didn't know about the Republic of Moldova:

Top 10 places worth more travelers, according to "National. Geographic", 2017.

Bloomberg :TOP 10 most requested destinations, Moldova - + 19.6%, 2018.

Most people in Moldova are bilingual and speak fluently at least one foreign language.

The second official language of Gagauzia, located in the southern part of Moldova, is a Turkish language, carefully preserved by the 200,000 speakers

Here you will Find the largest village in Europe - Congaz.

The Struve Geodetic Arch, located in the village of Rudi in north of Moldova, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here you will find the Eiffel Bridge - the bridge crosses the Prut River and connects the city of Ungheni in the Republic of Moldova and the commune of Ungheni, Romania. The bridge was designed and built by the company of Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

On the territory of the republic there are 2 largest functional cellars in the world: Milestii Mici with 200 km of underground labyrinths and Cricova with 120 km.

The underground wine town of Cricova covers an area of 53 hectares. As in a real city, here are traffic lights and road signs, all located at a depth of 35-80 m underground.

In 2005, the Guinness Book of Records included the Republic of Moldova with the largest collection of wines in the world - 1.5 million bottles, known as the "Golden Collection". It is stored at a depth of over 80 meters, in "cases" of Gothic type, in the underground galleries of Milestii Mici. The oldest wine in the collection dates from 1969.