Moldova destination information

All you need to know before visiting Moldova

Moldova summary

Moldova is a small country with around 4M Moldovan. Official language is Romanian. Moldova uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Moldova is Moldovan Leu (MDL).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 59
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 108

ATMs in Moldova are Common. Internet speed in Moldova is on average 11.1 Mbps. In Moldova you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Chisinau
🗣️ Romanian
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 4M ☀️ ~10 °C 🌧 ~39 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 34k km2 (13k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Moldova uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Romanian


Currency 💱

1 MDL = 0.05 USD

Moldova uses the Moldovan leu (symbol: L), code MDL.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 lei. Leu is subdivided into 100 bans. Coins come in denominations of 5 and 1 lei and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 bans.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Moldova. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Moldova uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Moldova upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Moldova, dial +, then 373 (the country code for Moldova), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Moldova, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

international: + 373 22 1234567
calling local: 022 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Moldova is on average 11.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Moldova is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 119.76 MDL, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Moldcell, Orange or Unité.


Rules 🚗

In Moldova you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways, 90 km/h (55 mph) on motorways and 90 km/h (55 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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