Moldova Travel Vaccines and Advice
Moldova has successfully preserved its heritage, delighting those passionate about history, religion and culture. If you anticipate a visit, make sure to visit one of the various Moldovan monasteries such as Hîncu. You will also be bawled away by medieval fortresses such as Soroca, and its five towers of 24 meters. For those keen on vast green spaces, Moldovan landscapes will not disappoint. The country is home to nearly 30 nature reserves such as Codru, 13 protected territories and five scientific reserves. Chisinau, the capital, is also bursting with green parks and gardens. The climate of Moldova is temperate and continental.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Moldova
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Moldova
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Moldova
Medical Care in Moldova
Medical care is very limited throughout Moldova, even in the capital Chisinau. Medical equipment is not in line with international standards.
If you require medication, be aware that it is difficult to find a well-stocked pharmacy with well-regulated drugs. Therefore, it is essential to take a first aid kit with you, especially if you plan to visit rural areas.
Ambulance services are reached by dialling 903. Paramedics in Moldova are able to provide first aid to patients. However, serious medical problems require evacuation to another country.
Is Moldova Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Do not travel alone after sunset|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Roads poorly maintained; Hazardous driving|
|Public transportation||Only use licensed taxis; Minbuses are often involved in accidents|
|Organized crime||Caution required in nightclubs|
|Spiked food and drinks||Never leave your drinks or food unattended|
|Transnistria||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Fraud||Risk of ATM scams|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Moldova?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Moldova for trips under 90 days per 6 months period. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
Specific procedures are required if you are entering from Transnistria.
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Embassy of Canada to Moldova information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Romania (BUCHAREST)
1-3 Tuberozelor Street, 011411
Bucharest, Sector 1, Romania
Tel.: (4) 021-307-5000
Fax: (4) 021-307-5010
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Romania. There is no Canadian government office in Moldova.