Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2017, 12:53 NZDT
  • Still current at: 18 July 2018

Some Risk

There some risk to your security in the Transnistria region (northeast Moldova) due to the uncertain security situation and we advise caution.

The New Zealand Government is limited in its ability to provide consular assistance to New Zealand citizens in Moldova, particularly in the Transnistria region.

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There are no significant security issues elsewhere in Moldova but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety.

This region is not under the control of Moldovan authorities and is seeking independence. We recommend you monitor local events closely to stay informed of the security situation and adhere to any restrictions and instructions issued by the Transnistrian authorities.

Civil Unrest
Protests and demonstrations occur in Moldova. While these are usually peaceful, they have the potential to turn violent. New Zealanders throughout Moldova are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations.

General Travel Advice
We recommend carrying a copy of your passport with you at all times.   Failure to produce identification to authorities upon request may result in detention or fines. Avoid taking photos of checkpoints, military facilities, government buildings and other infrastructure.

New Zealanders travelling or resident in Moldova should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air. 

New Zealanders in Moldova are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Travel tips

The New Zealand Embassy Brussels, Belgium is accredited to Moldova

Street Address Avenue des Nerviens 9/31, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium. Telephone +32 2 512 1040 Fax +32 2 513 4856 Email Web Site Hours Mon-Fri 0900-1300 hrs, 1400-1700 hrs

See our regional advice for Europe

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Accredited New Zealand Embassy Belgium

Street Address
Avenue des Nerviens 9/31, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium.

Telephone: +32 2 512 1040

Fax: +32 2 513 4856



Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 hrs, 1400-1700 hrs

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