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8 new routes at Chișinău International Airport

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Starting from 26 March 2017, the Chișinău International Airport started to operate according to the new summer schedule for 2017. Thus, the airport will have 40 destinations and host 19 airlines from now on.

8 new routes have been introduced this season. Moldovan “Fly One” launched 5 new flights to and from Birmingham (UK), Izmir (Turkey), Moscow-Vnukovo (Russia), Valencia (Spain), Voronezh (Russia). State-owned Air Moldova is to include two new routes to Krasnodar (Russia) and Zakynthos (Greece), while the Hungarian Wizz Air will operate the flights to and from Berlin (Germany) two times a week.

The frequency of the flights to and from Barcelona, London, Milano, Moscow, Rome, St. Petersburg and Venice was increased for the summer time.

The International Airport of Chișinău concession to Avia-Invest under dubious conditions in 2013 has been a subject of controversy in the Moldovan society as a case of high-level corruption. Avia-Invest is considered to be an off-shore company with dubious shareholders and almost no experience in the aviatic services industry. The even more dubious businessman and mayor of Orhei, Ilan Shor, is the head of the administration council of Avia-Invest. Shor’s Air Klassica, a service provider in the airport, received a 40,4 million lei loan from the defrauded Unibank in 2014.

Even if the AntiCorruption Center recommended the cancelling of the contract in August 2015, the Justice Minister Vladimir Cebotari found no reasons for that and the prosecutors didn’t do anything to investigate the concession of the Chișinău airport, in the context of its rapidly growing traffic and profit.

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Moldova lifts visa requirements for citizens of 33 states

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17 January 2018- The Government of Moldova approved a decision of the Foreign Minister Tudor Ulianovschi to lift the visa regime for entering, leaving or transiting Moldovan territory for citizens of 33 states.

The regarded states are:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda,
  2. The Republic of Argentina,
  3. The Federative Republic of Brazil,
  4. Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace,
  5. The Republic of Colombia,
  6. The Republic of Costa Rica,
  7. The Commonwealth of Dominica,
  8. Grenada,
  9. The Republic of Guatemala,
  10. The Republic of Honduras,
  11. The Republic of Kiribati,
  12. The Republic of Marshall Islands,
  13. Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis,
  14. The United Mexican States,
  15. The Federal States of Micronesia,
  16. The Republic of Mauritius,
  17. The Republic of Nicaragua,
  18. The Republic of Palau
  19. The Republic of Panama,
  20. The Republic of Paraguay,
  21. The Republic of Peru,
  22. Saint Lucia,
  23. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
  24. The Republic of El Salvador,
  25. Independent State Samoa,
  26. The Solomon Islands,
  27. The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste,
  28. The Kingdom of Tonga,
  29. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,
  30. Tuvalu,
  31. The Oriental Republic of Uruguay,
  32. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,
  33. The Republic of Vanuatu.

In addition, citizens of Costa Rica will not need visas for transiting through the Chișinău International Airport.

Seven of the 33 above-mentioned states unilaterally lifted the visa regime for the Moldovan citizens: Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Micronesia, Peru, Panama, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, and Samoa.

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On January 20, all winter traditions in Moldova are gathered at “GERAR FESTIVAL”

On January 20th, from 12:00 to 19:00, an unforgettable festival dedicated to the winter traditions and rituals from all corners of our country will take place on the territory of the Milestii Mici Quality Wine Complex.

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Besides the benefits of folk groups and folk ensembles and the oldest winter traditions, the program of the festival promises to impress even the most versatile spectator.

12:00 – 12:30 – Santa’s Fanfare

12:00 – 19:00 – Free tasting of the brewery

12:00 – 19:00 – Excursion to the largest wine collection in the world

12:30 – 18:00 – Popular southern, northern and central choices with Christmas carols and shows

15:00 – 15:15 – Parade of Traditions

18:00 – 18:45 – Concert with Igor Cuciuc

Every guest will receive a ceramic cup and can taste some types of beer and even vote for the best recipe. At the end of the event, the organizers will designate the winning recipe and will give prizes to the raffle that will take place at the event.

The festival ticket will also provide an exciting trip, where our talented guides will tell everything about the 1.5 million bottle collection introduced in the Guinness Book of Records – in a few languages – as well as other curiosities about the Milestii Mici winery.

On January 20, from 11:30 until the end of the event, minibuses marked with the “GERAR FEST” sticker will go to the Mileştii Mici winery from the Gaudeamus cinema in Chișinău. The travel price is included in the cost of the ticket.

The event takes place with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

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Moldova’s new tourism promotion video: “Be our guest!”

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A new tourism promotion video was recently published by the Moldovan Tourism Agency.

The 2 minutes and 40 seconds video features a foreigner who gets lost while taking a simple walk in Moldova’s countryside. The bored foreigner finds mild hills, bending rivers, shepherds with their herds of sheep and the villagers working on their autumn duties. As expected, in the end, he finds Moldovan homemade wine, traditional cuisine, and warm people.

Moldova’s slogan in tourism promotion is: “Discover the routes of life”.

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