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Moldova is an Eastern European country bordered by Romania and Ukraine. It is a less popular destination, giving those who do visit a very authentic experience.
Moldova has gorgeous landscapes with vineyards, thick woodlands, beautiful waterfalls, and rolling hills. In September, Chisinau organizes a large public bike ride, giving people a chance to see the city. There are also plenty of caves to explore, paths for hiking, or rivers to kayak.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Moldova. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Moldova: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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A visa is not required for stays under 90 days within a six-month period. A passport with at least six months validity is required.
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Moldova has a moderate continental climate. It has long, warm summers with temperatures in the high-60’s. Winters are mild and dry, with temperatures in the 20’s.
Moldova is a generally safe destination, but there are some items to keep in mind.
Political demonstrations are frequent in Chisinau. Traffic can become congested during these times. Avoid these areas during demonstrations and check the news for current information.
Police can legally ask for your identification on the street. Carry your passport or a photocopy of it at all times. Ask to see the policeman’s identity card or metal badge for traffic police.
Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and bag-snatching, is common. Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Avoid leaving their possessions unattended. All travelers should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings while traveling.
A separatist regime controls the Transnistria Region, making it hard to access. There are many checkpoints leading into and out of this area. Taking photos of them, military facilities, or security forces is illegal.
Moldovo has is known as a country with open doors in the paradise of wine. It is well known for its beautiful, old wineries. Milestii Mici winery holds the Guinness World Record for biggest wine collection. The complex holds 2 million bottles, 70% of which are red, 20% of which are white, and 10% of which are dessert. The most valuable wines are worth $564 USD.
The cellars are over 100 feet below ground in gorgeous natural limestone galleries. It is an underground city with streets named after cabernet, chardonnay and other wines. Visitors need to travel by car to see all the winery and workers often move through the tunnels by bicycle.
If you go on a tour, your guide will tell you the history of Milestii Mici. They will show you rare samples, proper storage techniques, and production guidelines. The tour, of course, ends with a guided wine tasting or delicious lunch. Both occur in beautiful rooms with oak tables and chairs and stone statues. A traditional band of “Lautari” will even perform Moldovan folk songs as you taste your wine.
Moldova is a must visit for European travelers. Just make sure you have everything you need for your trip.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Chisinau
103 Mateevici street
Republic of Moldova
Phone: (+373 22) 408 300
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