Moldova Travel Information
There is a risk of unrest in connection with
political demonstrations in the capital Chisinau. For
updated information on the situation, we recommend the
websites of the US, UK or Swedish embassy.
There is a risk of unrest in connection with
political demonstrations in the capital Chisinau.
Travelers are asked to exercise caution when traveling
in the center during the demonstrations. For up-to-date
information on the situation in Chisinau, travelers are
advised to visit the US, UK or Swedish Embassy websites.
Travelers can also contact the Norwegian Embassy in
Most trips to Moldova are made without special
problems, but there is a risk of poor infrastructure and
transport security. Travelers are also requested to
exercise caution when visiting the self-proclaimed
Republic of Transnistria.
Diplomatic presence: Responsible Norwegian Embassy
for Moldova is the Embassy in Bucharest, Romania.
Crime: Most trips to Moldova go smoothly. There is
little violent crime, but travelers should exercise
caution and take good care of valuables.
Possession of any drug is strictly prohibited and
The risk of terrorist incidents in Moldova is
considered low. The road network has been developed to
varying degrees. The quality of the roads outside the
main thoroughfares is consistently poor and driving in
the dark should be avoided if possible, as the roads are
rarely lit. The traffic flow is characterized by a
somewhat aggressive driving pattern.
The quality and safety of public transport is very
varied. Taxis are available in urbanized areas, but
these too are of varying standards.
- Countryaah: Chisinau is the capital
of Moldova. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Demonstrations are relatively often held, especially
in the capital Chisinau. Normally, the demonstrations go
quietly, but as always with larger crowds there will be
some danger of unrest and violence.
Especially about Transnistria: Travelers are advised
that the Moldovan government does not have de facto
authority and control in the self-proclaimed Republic of
Transnistria in eastern Moldova. No states have
recognized Transnistria as an independent state. There
is a relatively tense relationship between the
authorities of Moldova's capital Chisinau and the
leadership of Transnistria. Extra care should be taken
when traveling to this area. Norwegian authorities have
very limited opportunities to offer consular assistance
to Norwegian citizens in Transnistria.
Good sources for up-to-date information on the
situation in Transnistria include the US and UK Embassy
websites. Travelers can also contact the Bucharest
Embassy for information.
Moldova is relatively often hit by floods and floods
due to heavy rainfall. There is also a risk of
earthquakes. It is important to follow directions and
recommendations from local authorities.
Norwegian citizens who stay for short or long periods
in Moldova are encouraged to register at
It is strongly recommended to take out travel and
health insurance before departure.
Local emergency numbers: 901 - fire, 902 - police,
903 - ambulance, 904 - gas leaks, 819 - telephone
operator for international calls.
We urge you to contact the Embassy in Bucharest in
case of emergency or emergency. Phone: +40 21 306 98 00.
Email: [email protected] Opening hours Monday -
Friday 09-16. Outside the opening hours of the embassy,
the public can contact the UD's 24-hour operating
center on tel. +47 23 95 00 00. Email: [email protected]
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens do not need a visa to travel to
Moldova for up to 90 days during a six-month period.
Passports must be presented upon entry and this must be
valid for at least three months after the arrival date.
Travel tickets and return documents must be able to be
If you come to Moldova from Ukraine - via the
Transnistria outbreak region, it is important to note
that the Moldovan authorities do not control the
Moldovan-Ukrainian border there. Therefore, you should
register at the following office within 72 hours of
crossing the border:
Migration and Asylum Office (Ministry of the
Interior). Address: Bulevardul Stefan cel Mare 124,
If you do not travel to Chisinau, you can go to the
nearest passport office.
If a car is used, registration documents must be
submitted. If the car owner does not participate in the
journey, documentation must be provided by the notary
public that it is borrowed.
It is not guaranteed that Moldovan authorities will
permit emergency passports as valid documents upon entry
into Moldova or upon transit. If there is a need for
emergency passports when leaving, one should contact the
embassy in Bucharest.
According to Moldovan authorities, larger values
must be cleared by customs authorities upon entry.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of the development of the
coronavirus. Follow local authorities' advice, guidance
and instructions on how to deal with the situation. The
emergency phone in Moldova is 112.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against
travel that is not strictly necessary for all countries.
The Travel Council initially applied from March 14 to
April 14, but was extended until April 3. On the
coronavirus and travel website you will find answers to
current travel and coronavirus questions. The Institute
of Public Health has a theme page about the coronavirus.
There you will find information, news, messages and
daily and weekly reports on the coronavirus.
Current links with information from the Moldovan
authorities on the situation: Ministry of Health,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Integration and press
releases from the Government of Moldova. Further
information is available on WHO 's website.
The state of health in Moldova is consistently fine.
However, the standard of health care is poor, but there
are some private clinics in major cities that hold
A general recommendation is to visit the Institute of
Public Health's websites before traveling abroad:
It is not necessary to take any special vaccines
before traveling to Moldova, but it is recommended to
contact the public health station before departure if
planning a long-term stay or if there are special
According to the Institute of Public Health, Moldova
has a high incidence of high incidence of tuberculosis.
An increasing number of rabies cases have been
recorded. Travelers should be aware of the risk of
Pharmacies and health institutions in Moldova offer a
fairly limited range of medicines. It is therefore
recommended to bring along the medicines you will need
during your stay in Moldova.
It is allowed to bring medicines for your own use. If
you need a large amount of medication, it is recommended
to include associated prescriptions.
The math hygiene is consistently good. Bottled
bottled water is recommended.
European health insurance card does not cover public
health services in Moldova. It is strongly recommended
to take out travel and health insurance before
The area code for calls from Norway to Moldova is
+373 and to the capital Chisinau 22. The telephone
network is stable in Moldova, but limited outside
Chisinau. Time difference between Norway and Moldova is
+1 hour (GMT +2). The mains are 220 volts, 50Hz. In some
places Russian sockets are used.
Several restaurants in Chisinau offer free internet,
but access is limited outside the capital. There are
ATMs in Chisinau. Credit cards can be used in the
capital, but to a somewhat more limited extent in the
rest of Moldova.
The currency in Moldova is Moldovan Leu (MDL). 1 NOK
is equivalent to about 2.3 MLD.
Indicative opening hours are for banks from 08:00 to
17:00. Some banks are open on Sundays. For business
hours the hours are 08:00 to 17:00. Many shops are open
seven days a week. Public offices are open from 08:00 to
It should be noted that English is not widely used in
Moldova. The official language of Moldova is Romanian.
Russian is also widespread.
The Internet domain is.ml
National Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), 7-8.
January, 1st and 2nd Orthodox Easter Day (varies from
year to year), May 1st and May 9th, August 27th, August
31st, December 25th (Christmas Day)
It is a requirement that one should always be able to
identify. Passports are the only internationally valid
It is forbidden to photograph military facilities and
their surroundings. Special rules apply to the
unrecognized Transnistria breakaway republic, which has
declared itself independent.