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Moldova Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting


Moldova travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Moldova.

Updated: 2019-06-22.

Republic of Moldova | Republica Moldova

First, where is Moldova? Moldova is a country in eastern Europe, landlocked and sandwiched between Ukraine to the north and east, and Romania to the south and west.

Moldova is a poorer country, especially compared to its European peers. It also has the lowest Human Development Index Europe.

Still, the country is quite proud of its natural beauty, and visitors hover around 3 million per year, and that number grows annually. Travelers from Turkey, the US, Canada, Switzerland, and Japan all are able to visit the country of Moldova without having to obtain a visa.

Chișinău is the capital and largest Moldovan city.

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Moldova Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Moldova – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Chișinău (& largest city)

Population: 3.4 million (2019 estimate)

Language(s): Romanian

President: Igor Dodon

Prime Minister: Maia Sandu

Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL)

Area: 33,846 km2 (13,068 mi2)

Dialing Code: +373

Time Zone: Eastern European Time “CET” (UTC+2), DST/Summer Time: Eastern European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+3)

Demonym: Moldovan (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Moldova (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112 for police, 901 for fire, 903 for ambulance

Drinking Age: None, 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: None, 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230V, 50Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

ISO Country Code: MD

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