Here you will find important tips and useful information for Moldova.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
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)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Money is to be exchanged only at official points such as banks and exchange offices.
Travelers are advised to bring cash in US dollar (in small amounts).
English and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
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.
Chisinau, 23, Mateevici Street, Block B
Tel. +373 22 73 18 33 / +373 22 72 50 73
10.00 - 13.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00/10.00 - 17.00/21.00 h (Mon - Sat)
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 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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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