Useful information

Passports visas

We provide free consulting services for visa inquiries.

Money

The Moldovan currency is the Moldovan Leu. There are bank notes of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 Lei. The leu is divided into 100 bani.

Always have a small amount of bank notes on you for tips in restaurants and cafes. Coins are only used in supermarkets in Moldova, never as tips. Main credit cards (Visa, Mastercard are accepted in most hotels, in many restaurants as well as in Malldova, the principal commercial center of the capital, which has many stores similar to those found in big cities in advanced economies).

Although it does not have legal tender, Euros are often accepted in Moldova but to be sure have some local currency with you as well. There are plenty of bureaux de change (Schimb valutar) in the capital Chisinau. Usually do not accept torn bank notes that could risk being rejected. Do not worry about notes perforated by pins

Climate

Moldova has a very continental climate. Winters are cold and sometimes snowy. Summers are hot and sunny. The autumn and the spring are mild and absolutely beautiful seasons in Moldova, especially in the country side. The sun is quite enjoyable outside occasional rainy episodes.

Health

No vaccine is obligatory for entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. Just make sure that your usual vaccines (such as Hepatitis) are updated when you leave your home country. Food served in restaurants is generally safe. In case you have any doubt, please consult us.

Insurance

Have a good personal insurance in your home country. It is always safer.

Voltage

220 volts like in the rest of Europe

 

Time zone

When it’s 12:00 in Paris, it is 13:00 in Chisinau.

 

Clothing

Normal clothing depending on the chosen season for your travel

Women entering a church or a monastery should wear a very discrete head scarf