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History of Relations

Diplomatic relations since 1997.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Moldova

Non-residential accreditation from Kiev, Ukraine.

H E Mr A J Groenewald
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Moldovan Representation in South Africa

No Representation

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

Foreign citizens who wish to visit Moldova may apply for entry/exit visas at Moldovan diplomatic missions and consulates accredited abroad.

Citizens of countries, in which Moldova does not have representation, may get visas (as an exclusive case) at international border crossing offices (airport of Kisheneu, border crossing offices at Khul and Lieushen, near Romania).

Entry visas to Moldova may be issued in the following European cities: Rome, Paris, Budapest, Brussels, Frankfurt, Sofiya, Bucharest, Moscow, Kyiv, Minsk, Warsaw, Washington, Beijing, Tel-Aviv, Ankara.

Time of issue: 3-4 days
Price: USD 40
Urgent: 1 day, USD 60.

The following documents are needed: valid passport, invitation (certified by the Consular Dept. of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova), one filled-in application form, one photograph (money deposit or air ticket reservation not needed).

Importation of foreign currency to Moldova is not limited. Exportation of any currency, including bank notes, coins and cheques should be stated in customs declarations.

Up to USD 1 000: without declaration
From USD 1000 to USD 5 000: written declaration
More than USD 5 000: special permission.

Health Requirements

Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B is recommended for all Central European countries, including Moldova.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

Moderate, continental. Average winter temperature: from - 3 to -5 C, summer: from + 19 to + 22 C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Moldovan Leu (MDL).

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Moldova, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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