Travel advice for Moldova.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Moldova.

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Travel money:

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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Banknotes

in US dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Moldavi Leu MDL

Currency exchange rate

MDL 100 = ~ CHF 4.89 ; CHF 1 = ~ MDL 19.98 (09/2022)

Further Information

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  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1h

National language

Official language

Moldovan

Language capabilities

English and French

Capital

Chisinau

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Travelers must register with police within 3 days upon arrival. These formalities are settled by the hotel for package travel.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Chisinau, 23, Mateevici Street, Block B
Tel. +373 22 73 18 33 / +373 22 72 50 73

Opening hours

Banks

10.00 - 13.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00/10.00 - 17.00/21.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • International driver's licence recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • International green insurance card mandatory.

  • CH sticker, first-aid kit, bright signal jacket, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travel in the breakaway region of Transnistria is to be undertaken only with utmost caution and accompanied by locals familiar with the area.

  • Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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