Tourism in Moldova

Tourism in the Republic of Moldova focuses on the country's natural landscapes and its history. Wine tours are offered to tourists across the country. Vineyards/cellars include Cricova, Purcari, Ciumai, Romanești, Cojușna, Mileștii Mici. In 2015, Moldova received 2.85 million visitors.[1]

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.[2]

Attractions

Tourism Statistics

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

Rank Country Number
1 Romania1,300,945
2 Ukraine1,013,779
3 Russia258,320
4 Bulgaria47,831
5 Italy32,884
6 Turkey21,818
7 Israel17,518
8 United States17,133
9 Belarus14,136
10 Portugal9,576
Total2,856,089

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

Rank Country Number
1 Romania23,884
2 Ukraine13,503
3 Russia9,054
4 Italy4,677
5 Turkey4,118
6 Germany3,964
7 United States3,877
8 United Kingdom2,312
9 Poland2,154
10 France1,882
Total94,381

Transport

The main means of transportation in Moldova are railroads 1,138 km (707 mi) and a highway system (12,730 km or 7,910 mi overall, including 10,937 km or 6,796 mi of paved surfaces). The sole international air gateway of Moldova is the Chișinău International Airport. The Giurgiulești terminal on the Danube is compatible with small seagoing vessels. Shipping on the lower Prut and Nistru rivers plays only a modest role in the country's transportation system.

Logo history

On April 28, 2006, Moldova introduced a new tourism logo and along with the new slogan "Discover us". The new logo consisted of a yellow diamond that views an image of a yellow sun, a green leaf, an orange stone, and a red flower.

See also

References

  1. "Turkey, Moldova sign deal for visa-free regime". TodaysZaman. Archived from the original on 2016-02-11.
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