Tourism in Moldova

Expo in London, UK, 2007
Mileștii Mici - the world's biggest wine cellars
Căpriana is one of the oldest monasteries in Moldavia

Moldova attracts tourists from countries worldwide.

Travel regulations

From January 2007, Moldova established a visa-free regime for the United States, Canada, Japan and Switzerland which should facilitate more trips by foreign tourists.

From 2012 Moldova allows Turkish citizens to visit the country without having to obtain a visa.[1]


Moldova is well known for its rich traditions in wine making. Wine tours are offered to tourists in Chișinău and other towns across the country. Vineyards/cellars include Cricova, Purcari, Ciumai, Romanești, Cojușna, Mileștii Mici and others.[2]

Other attractions include:


Most foreign visitors to Moldova in 2015 came from the following countries:[3]

Rank Country Number
1 Romania 1,300,945
2 Ukraine 1,013,779
3 Russia 258,320
4 Bulgaria 47,831
5 Italy 32,884
6 Turkey 21,818
7 Israel 17,518
8 United States 17,133
9 Belarus 14,136
10 Portugal 9,576
Total 2,856,089

Most tourists (including only those who spent a night in official accommodation) in Moldova in 2015 came from[4]

Rank Country Number
1 Romania 23,884
2 Ukraine 13,503
3 Russia 9,054
4 Italy 4,677
5 Turkey 4,118
6 Germany 3,964
7 United States 3,877
8 United Kingdom 2,312
9 Poland 2,154
10 France 1,882
Total 94,381

See also


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