Moldovan leu (MDL)
1 EUR ≈ 16 MDL
Criminality and Security
In Moldova the crime rate is relatively low. There are instances of so-called domestic violence, pickpockets and others. The number of car thefts and burglary is relatively small.
There are registered isolated cases of power showdowns between criminal groups and persons. But there is no evidence that such actions were directed at or concerned Bulgarian citizens.
In accordance with the Law on currency regulation of the Republic of Moldova No. 62XVI from 21.03.2008 (Chapter III) natural persons (residents and non-residents), for the import and export of currency valuables, including cash funds in foreign and national currency have the following rights and responsibilities:
- voluntary written declaration on the import of amounts up to € 10,000 in foreign or national currency;
- voluntary written declaration on the export of amounts up to € 10,000 in foreign or national currency;
- mandatory written declaration on the import of amounts over € 10,000 in foreign or national currency;
- mandatory written declaration on exports of amounts from 10,000 to 50,000 euro in foreign or national currency.
Detailed information about the rules for transporting goods and items from individuals in the territory of the Republic of Moldova is presented in the following legislative acts:
Act of Republic of Moldova on the order of import and export by natural persons is №1569XV from 20.12.2002.
Government Decree №1185 from 30.09.2003 on the order for import and export of property of natural persons.
Regulation on customs registration of property transported across the border of the Republic of Moldova by individuals and templates approved by order of the Customs Service № 560 from 21.02.2008.
Customs Code of the Republic of Moldova was amended on March 26, 2011, based on which foreigners (residents and non-residents) have the right to import into the Republic of Moldova vehicles for up to 90 days within a calendar year.
If the foreign national who is not a resident receives another regime for residence on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, the relevant documents shall be submitted to the customs authorities to extend the period of stay of vehicles.
With this purpose, the customs Declaration DV6 shall be filled in, on the basis of which the permission is being granted for a stay of the vehicle for the period of residence on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. On the basis of this permission, the foreign national submits an application to the territorial structure of the Ministry of information technologies and communications in order to obtain temporary registration plates.
Customs requirements for Moldova can be downloaded from HERE.
Driving on auto-roads
No specifics particularities for driving on the auto-roads. The condition of the road network is bad - in cities marking is absent, most of intercity roads are broken. Vignettes are not required for traveling on interurban roads.
Vignette stickers in Moldova
From November 1, 2012 in the Republic of Moldova a vignette system for vehicles with foreign registration operates. The following fees shall be paid:
Vignette for 7 days - 2 euros, for 15 days - 4 euros, for 30 days - 7 Euros, for 90 days - 15 euros, for 180 days - 25 euros.
The fine for lack of a vignette is in amount from 100 to 200 euros. Vignette stickers can be purchased at border checkpoints.
Cars with foreign registration and vignette sticker can reside on that basis in the Republic of Moldova for up to 180 days within a calendar year.