All travellers going to Moldova should be up-to-date on tetatus-diptheria vaccine. Other routine vaccinations to obtain include measles-mumps-rubella, varicella (chickenpox), and your yearly flu vaccine. You should also enquire about vaccinations such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B and rabies, as these diseases can be contracted in the country, depending on your itinerary.
Moldova is a safe country to visit. However, like any destination, there are local laws and customs to take note of so you avoid unnecessary incidences.
Some safety Tips for touring in Moldova include:
• Be wary of pickpocketing and bag snatching, especially in the busy streets of Chișinău.
• Avoid unlit parks and dark alleyways.
• Only use official taxis – they are yellow and easy to identify.
• Be vigilant of taxi drivers and restaurant staff attempting to overcharge you.
• It is advised to avoid using the ATMs. Instead go inside the banks to get money.
• Be polite and avoid bringing up politics, as this is still a sensitive topic in the country.