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Republic of Moldova customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Republic of Moldova to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Republic of Moldova make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Republic of Moldova customs regulations.

Import regulations in Republic of Moldova

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars or cigarillos.

Bringing alcohol

  • 2 litres of wine or spirits;
  • 5 litres of beer made from malt.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into Moldova.
  • Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods

  • Medication for personal use must be accompanied by a prescription.
  • Personal items for non-commercial use are subject to certain restrictions. For a comprehensive list, please visit the Inserting and Removing Goods page.
  • Food items must be declared, and will be assessed by customs officers at the border.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival:

  • Goods of cultural value.
  • Weapons and ammunition require a permit.
  • Plants and animals require authorisation from the Ministry of Environment, and often phytosanitary or veterinary certificates
  • Ozone depleting substances require authorisation from the Ministry of Environment.
  • Protected species and products protected under CITES require a permit for import.

Information has been updated: .