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. According to Abbreviationfinder, MDA stands for Moldova in geography.


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 Bucharest.

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 severely punished.

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: 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:

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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 presented.

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, Chisinau.

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 usable standards.

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 circumstances.

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 infection.

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 departure.

Practical information

According to allcitycodes, 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 17:00.

It should be noted that English is not widely used in Moldova. The official language of Moldova is Romanian. Russian is also widespread.

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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 identification papers.

It is forbidden to photograph military facilities and their surroundings. Special rules apply to the unrecognized Transnistria breakaway republic, which has declared itself independent.