Moldova is a safe country and maintains a safe environment for residents and visitors. It is important to note that a state of emergency has been in effect since Russia's invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
It is advisable to maintain a high level of personal security awareness, similar to how you would in your own country. Take precautions to ensure the safety of your valuables and always carry your passport with you, especially during the summit period for security reasons.
Exercise caution when approached by individuals, particularly strangers, who may ask for money. While unlikely, pickpocketing incidents may occur in public places, restaurants, public transport, and even places of worship.
If you plan to drive in Moldova, ensure that you possess all the necessary documentation, including a valid driving license, proof of insurance, passport, and proof of vehicle rental. Remember that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal, and there is a zero-tolerance policy for drunk driving.Both drugs and prostitution are illegal in Moldova. If someone claiming to be a police officer approaches you without a uniform, ask for their identification and badge to confirm their credentials.
Keep in mind that political protests can occur in Moldova.
Lastly it is worth noting that the Transnistrian region of Moldova is not under the effective control of Moldovan authorities, and travel to the breakaway region is not advisable.
In case of an incident or emergency, it is crucial to CONTACT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES immediately. In Moldova, there is a single general emergency number that you can call for all types of assistance. Dial 112 to reach the police, fire department, or ambulance services. This number will connect you to the appropriate emergency service based on your situation.
Check the travel advice from your country of origin for specific advice for non-Moldovan passport holders.