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Moldova

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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Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Must be fully vaccinated, have a negative test or a recovery certificate. 

**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing** 

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 

Tipping: 5-10% on top of service charge is expected, tip taxis for good service

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.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

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

Language

Official Languages: Romanian

Hi: Bună (boon-uh)      Goodbye: La revedere

Thank-you: Mulțumesc (moolt-soo-mesk)

Yes: Da       No: Nu

Beer: bere       Water: apă

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.

Responsible Travel

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local

Always be environmentally conscious

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