Moldova Travel Guide

Moldova ended up being a big surprise for me. I knew the history would be interesting and the food would be good but I wasn’t expecting to go deeper into the culture of wine or explore the nightlife or meet some awesome locals. There are layers here are just waiting to be peeled back as you start to get to know this lovely lesser known country. 

Moldova

Things to Consider

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Photo by Mockaroon on Unsplash

When to go 

Spring is the best time to visit Moldova as the weather is warm, everything is in bloom and it is the best time for bird watchers. It can get rainy, though so bring a raincoat. Winters are chilly but dry making it nice to walk around the city and without as many tourists as you get in the summer. Summers are long and warm leading into grape harvest season in early fall.

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Covid-19 Updates

September 7: Open to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases per 100,000 people. Requires a 14 day quarantine for arrivals from certain countries (including the US) 

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Money

Official currency: L Moldovan leu

Budget: A great budget friendly destination. €5 – €8 per night with cheap food options available. Transportation is affordable but wine or distillery tours will cost around €20 – €30.  For 3 star hotels expect prices to start around €30 per night. 

Credit cards: Available at many hotels and larger restaurants but smaller towns and locally owned shops you should expect to pay with cash 

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Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Moldova

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Visas

103 countries and territories can enter visa free for 90 days within 180 day period 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Moldova travel specific to your country**

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Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Moldova

Basic Info

Capital: Chișinău

Official Languages: Romanian

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look