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Last verified: Monday, 3. October 2022 at 07:19 AM

Moldova Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Moldova

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Moldova. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Moldova shares land borders with Ukraine and Ukraine. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.7 (Ukraine) and 3.2 (Romania).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Moldova

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Moldova. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Moldova.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Moldova

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Moldova.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Moldova from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Moldova (level 3 of 4) due to the volatile security environment and military conflict in neighbouring Ukraine.   The New Zealand Government is limited in its ability to provide consular assistance to New Zealand citizens in Moldova, particularly in the Transnistria region.  

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/moldova

Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Moldova.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Moldova.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel to Transnistria due to the volatile security situation (as the region is not under the control of the Moldovan authorities) as well the military conflict in neighbouring Ukraine.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/moldova

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Iaktta särskild försiktighet i Moldavien på grund av det skärpta säkerhetsläget i närområdena. Vi avråder från resor till Transnistrien.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MD

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Several bomb threats have recently been made against the international airport, shopping centres and other official buildings in the capital, Chisinau. Disruptions and delays are likely to occur as authorities respond to any threats. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. Reconsider your need to travel to Moldova due to the volatile security ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/moldova

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Moldova due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To:  The Transnistria breakaway region due to the unresolved conflict with the central government. Country Summary: ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/moldova-travel-advisory.html

Individual rating changes for Moldova

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Moldova. Most recent events first.

Changes from July 23rd 2022

The total rating for Moldova changed from 3.6 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for Moldova to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Moldova changed from 3.0 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Moldova to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Moldova changed from 3.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Moldova with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Moldova changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Moldova to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Moldova to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Moldova changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Moldova with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Moldova changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Moldova with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Moldova with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Moldova with a rating of 2.0.

About Moldova

Moldova with its capital Chişinău is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), slightly larger than Maryland (33,843 km²). The country is located Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania. The climate can be described as moderate winters, warm summers. The landscape is rolling steppe, gradual slope south to Black Sea. With a population of about 4.32 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Chişinău
Population about 4.32 million
Size 33.843 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Maryland
Common languages Irish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish
Currency Leu (short: MDL)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +373
Internet Top Level Domain .md
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MD
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MDA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 498

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Moldova is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • extensive soil erosion from poor farming methods
  • has contaminated soil and groundwater
  • heavy use of agricultural chemicals
  • including banned pesticides such as DDT

Natural hazzards

  • landslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Moldova. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural machinery
  2. food processing
  3. foundry equipment
  4. freezers
  5. hosiery
  6. refrigerators
  7. shoes
  8. sugar processing
  9. textiles
  10. vegetable oil

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. fruits
  3. grain
  4. grapes
  5. milk
  6. sugar beets
  7. sunflower seeds
  8. tobacco
  9. vegetables
  10. wine

Moldovan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Moldova.

Export products

  1. foodstuffs
  2. machinery
  3. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. fuel
  4. machinery
  5. mineral products
  6. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Moldova?

Moldova is currently rated at 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Moldova.

Is it safe to travel Moldova in 2022?

Visiting the country Moldova is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Moldova?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Moldova.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Moldova?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Moldova. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Moldova.

What is the size of Moldova?

Moldova has a size of 33,843 km² or 13,067 mi² which is slightly larger than Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.