Travel Advice for Moldova
Moldova
Capital: Chisinau

Time Zone GMT + 2
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 373
IDD: Direct Dialling to major towns
Outgoing Code: International calls go through the operator
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Consult hotel on arrival.
Tourist
Information
Moldova - Tur, 4 Stefan cel Mare, 2058 Chisinău, Moldova. Tel: (2) 262 569
Fax: (2) 262 586.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all - must be valid for 6 months from date of arrival required by all. In certain cases additional documentation may be required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact the relevant authority before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except nationals of the former Soviet Union.
Health
Information
Other Health Risks: Rabies, Hepatitis B.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency 1 Leu (l) = 100 bani.
Exchange: Foreign currencies can be exchanged in hotels or bureaux de change. Moldova is essentially a-cash only economy.
Credit cards and travellers cheques (US$) are accepted on a limited basis.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of
Living
Reasonably inexpensive.
Languages Russian, Romanian.
Weather The climate is pleasant and mild. The autumns are crisp and sunny and there is sometimes snow in the winter.
Electricity 1220 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post All mail to and from Moldova is subjected to long delays of up to 6 weeks. It is advisable to send recorded delivery to avoid loss.
Transport ROAD: the road network covers 10 000km.
TAXI: These can be found in front of the main hotels housing foreigners. Fares should be negotiated in advance although drivers prefer to charge per hour. Taxis run mostly on liquid gas hence the bottles, which are stored in the boot leave little room for luggage.
CAR HIRE: Is available.
DOCUMENTATION: IDP is required.
Special
Information
Dress should be casual but conservative. Expensive jewellery and cameras should be kept out of sight as crime is on the increase. Travel to Transdniestria should be avoided, since it is not under Moldovan government control and the security situation is not under control. Do not share taxis with strangers.