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Flag of Moldova Moldova
Language: Moldovan
Capital: Chişinău
Population: 4,128,047
Currency: Moldovan leu (MDL)
Hitchability: Verygood.png (very good)
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Hitchhiking is very easy in Moldova. You'll see many locals hitching rides between towns, who usually pay for it. Nevertheless, most travelers were never asked to pay.

To hitchhike in Moldova is not prohibited or outlawed, so you can freely hitchhike without any restrictions. In order to hitchhike you must stay on the side of the road and raise your hand (so that the hand should be parallel with the ground), raising the thumb it is not used, although the driver, possibly, will understand what you mean. Don't hesitate to stop any car you see, just don't create some car accident situation.

Language controversy

Though the official language of Moldova is called Moldovan, it is really Romanian, identical to the Romanian spoken in Romania. Most people will understand and speak Russian as well.

Visa regulations

Since 2007 visitors from the US, EU, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Russia, Switzerland and Japan do not require a visa.


Autonomous regions