Is wild camping allowed in Moldova?

Wild camping and standing free with a motorhome is allowed in Moldova. Although there are no official laws allowing wild camping, it is not explicitly forbidden and the camping community reports positive experiences throughout.

Last researched: Autumn 2020

Wild camping and free standing are allowed in Moldova. There is no legal prohibition against wild camping and free-standing. Experiences within the camping community also show that there are few restrictions. Of course, you should follow the general rules of conduct for wild camping. Furthermore, you should:

  • Keep away from buildings and public facilities.
  • Stay overnight on private property only with permission.
  • Observe any site-specific prohibitions.

If you follow these guidelines, you should not have any problems with residents or authorities.

Pitch at the edge of the forest
Pitch at the edge of the forest
Lake campfire
Lake campfire

Tips and tricks for wild camping in Moldova

Green forests, hilly plains, and extensive wine-growing areas, that is Moldova. Surrounded by Dnister and Pruth, this small country in Eastern Europe, officially called the Republic of Moldova, is still an insider tip among travelers. With its untouched landscape, it is becoming an increasingly popular destination, especially among campers. Here we have put together a few tips to help you on your journey through this wonderful country.

Number plates
A vehicle may not be driven on public roads without an official registration plate. The missing license plate must be purchased in the traveler's country of origin and attached to the vehicle before it can be used again. A fact more and more criminals are using to blackmail the vehicle owner. For this reason, you should make sure that your license plate is securely affixed or that you take it into your vehicle overnight.

Road conditions and traffic rules
As in many smaller countries in Eastern Europe, road conditions in Moldova are often very poor. Road markings may also be missing, or unforeseen road obstacles may occur, so you should avoid driving at night. A special feature is a fact that shared taxis can also use one-way streets in the wrong direction. In the case of traffic accidents, an exit ban of up to 30 days may be imposed.

10 interesting, bizarre and funny facts about Moldova

Located between Ukraine and Romania, the small country of Moldova is one of the most unpopular destinations in the world. But don't be afraid, because the untouched nature invites you to camp. So that you can get an impression of what awaits you, we have compiled a few facts for you here.

Fact #1 - Tourists
According to a study conducted by the World Tourism Organization in 2016, Moldova is one of the least visited countries in the world. It ranks third, behind Bangladesh and Guinea.

Fact #2 - Wine collection
The largest wine collection in the world is the Mileștii Mici. It consists of over 1.4 million bottles and was included in the 2005 Guinness Book of Records.

Fact #3 - Internet speed
Moldova has a faster Internet connection than the USA. In a ranking of the fastest Internet connections, the small country ranks third out of 152.

Fact #4 - Country name
The country is generally called Moldova, but its official name is the Republic of Moldova.

Fact #5 - Flag
Until 2010, the flag of Moldavia had only a coat of arms on the front. Since 2010 the backside has a mirror-inverted coat of arms.

 

Fact #6 - The Alphabet
In 1939 the Soviet Union changed the alphabet from Latin to Cyrillic. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the Latin alphabet was reintroduced.

Fact #7 - Jewish Cemetery
The largest Jewish cemetery in Europe is located in the Moldovan capital, Chișinău. Some of the gravestones date back to the year 1820.

Fact #8 - Cleopatra Stratan
Cleopatra Stratan is a Moldovan singer. In 2006, her song Ghiță topped the Romanian charts for five weeks and won her an MTV Award. What's so special about that? She was only 4 years old.

Fact #9 - Language
Moldova's population is largely bi- or trilingual. In addition to Romanian, Russian and Gagauz are also spoken, although Gagauz is only spoken by 200,000 people.

Fact #10 - Miorița
Miorița is a well-known Romanian ballad about the sheep Miorița and is very popular in Moldova. The first two verses of the song are even printed on Moldova's money.

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