What to know before traveling with a Moldovan passport

In 2022, the Henley Passport Index rated the Moldovan passport as the 48th strongest in the world. There are 72 Moldova passport visa-free countries.

Earlier, on 28 April 2014, Moldovan citizens were granted visa-free entry to 26 Schengen Area countries, as well as Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania applying the Schengen policy. Visa waiver applies only to biometric passport holders.

Moldova passport holders can also get an on-arrival visa in 33 countries and apply for an online visa for 29 countries.

Visa-free travel can be a great way to see interesting sites and make new friends

Traveling without a visa enables Moldova passport holders to see more interesting destinations and sites, as visa-free access helps avoid all the issues related to visa requirements, and as a result, it is possible to visit some exotic and far places.

Visa-free travel can also be a great way to make new friends. Usually, visa-free access allows Moldovans to stay longer, and since they will be spending more time in close proximity to other travelers, they will have plenty of opportunities to chat and get to know one another.

And, as they will likely be spending time in local restaurants and shops, they will also have the chance to meet and interact with locals. So whether one is looking for adventure or simply wants to expand their horizons, visa-free travel can be a great way to explore the world.

How to apply for a Moldovan citizenship

To be able to apply for Moldovan citizenship via the Investment program and then get a Moldovan passport, an applicant must be 18 years old or over, meet the application requirements, and make a minimum non-refundable contribution to the Public Investment Fund:

  • EUR 100,000 for a single applicant
  • EUR 115,000 for a couple
  • EUR 145,000 for a family of four
  • EUR 155,000 for a family of five or more

In addition, it is necessary to cover post-approval government service provider fees of EUR 35,000 per application.

The advantages of choosing visa-free countries

Visa-free traveling lets Moldova passport holders enjoy its various advantages and benefits:

  • they don't have to waste their time in the embassy queues and filling out the application forms;
  • they don't need to cover the visa fee, so they can save some money, especially if they travel to numerous destinations;
  • they get travel freedom, as they can easily change their plans and itinerary;
  • they generally feel more energetic and cheerful because they don't have to worry about visa requirements and can enjoy their trip to the full extent.

72 countries not requiring a regular visa of Moldovan passport holders

Moldova passport visa-free countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City

Visa on arrival countries

  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Grenada
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Electronic visa countries

  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


How to find out if your destination offers a visa-free access?

If you're not certain about whether or not your destination requires a visa, check the website of the country's embassy or consulate in your home country. If you're still unsure, you can always contact the embassy directly and ask for clarification.

What to do if your destination cannot be entered visa-free?

If you find out that your destination requires a visa, you should thoroughly check all the entry requirements, apply for a required visa type, and take the approved visa and other necessary documents to the border control.

How to prepare for traveling to non-visa-free countries?

The visa application process for non-visa-free countries can be time-consuming and expensive. However, there are a few things that can make it easier.

First, it is essential to research the visa requirements of your desired country well in advance. This will help you determine the type of visa you need and gather the necessary documentation.

Second, be sure to complete your application with correct data and in full.

Finally, remember that patience is key. The processing can often take longer than expected, so it is important to remain calm and flexible.

Do you need to research the visa requirements of each country in advance?

Whenever you travel to a new country, it's always important to research the different visa requirements in advance. It will prevent you from being fined, entry-denied, or deported.

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