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.
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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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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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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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**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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Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
Official Languages: Romanian
Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips