The Moldavian passport is currently ranked 44th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 123 countries. This gives it an overall medium mobility score. Moldavian passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Russia, Indonesia, Turkey and the entire European Union. This allows almost instant travel worldwide. Moldavian passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 106 destinations in the world. Some of the countries where a visa is required are Australia, Japan and India.
The Moldova passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Moldova passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Moldova passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 89 Moldova passport visa-free countries, 33 Moldova visa-on-arrival countries, and 1 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Moldova passport holders can enter a total of 123 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Moldova passport ranks 44 in the world.
Separate from these Moldova visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 106 additional destinations which Moldova passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country consisting of 32 districts. It is located in Eastern Europe with neighboring countries Ukraine to the north and south and Romania to the west. The most important districts are Orhei, Cahul and Hîncesti. The nation has a surface area of 33,846 square kilometers and is therefore the 33rd largest country in Europe. Its geography is dominated by rolling steppes. The climate is moderate with mild winters and warm summers.
The overall population is 3,553,100 million people. The capital of the country is Chisinau, which is also the most populous city with 700,000 inhabitants. Other major cities are Tiraspol, Balti and Bender. The largest airport is Chisinau International Airport (KIV) with 2.9 million yearly passengers. The airport is also the headquarter of the national carrier Air Moldova. Chisinau Airport has excellent flight connections to the entire European Union and Russia.
Moldavian culture is mainly influenced by its Romanian origins. The Orthodox belief is the main religion with 90% of the population following. The official language is Moldovan. The legal system is the civil law with the constitutional court reviewing legislative acts. The government type is a parliamentary republic. The chief of state is President Maia Sandu. The head of government is the Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița. The elections take place every 4 years and the president is elected directly via popular vote.
The official currency of the country is the Moldovan Ieu (MDL) with the current exchange rate being MDL 19.12 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $27.2 billion. Its citizens have a per capita income of $13,574. The GDP is mostly made up of 3 key sectors which are agriculture, industry followed by tourism. Moldavian main goods of export are vegetable oil, seeds, textiles, fruits, grains and tobacco.
The Republic of Moldova is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is still one of the developing tourism destinations in Europe. It is especially known for its wine and therefore offers many wine tours and experiences. The most popular destinations are the capital Chisinau, Orheiul Vechi, the Cricova Winery, the Tipova Monastery, the Saharna, Soroca and the Royal Forest Natural Reserve. The nation has a total of approximately 2.8 million tourists visiting every year. Most tourists originate from Europe and the CIS countries making it a very popular destination especially for regional visitors.