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New (wireless) trolleybus route from Chișinău Centre to Chișinău International Airport for only 2 lei

On June 27th, the City Council of Chișinău launched a new trolleybus route (nr. 30) from the Great National Assembly Square to the Chișinău International Airport.

5 chargeable trolleybuses will be deployed for the route which will cost passengers 2 lei (10 Eurocents).

The rote to and from the Airport will be the following:

  • From the Airport: Chișinău International Airport (KIV) – bd. Dacia – Viaduct – Ciuflea street – bd. Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt – Mitropolit G. Bănulescu-Bodoni street – 31 august 1989 street;
  • To the Airport: 31 august 1989 street – A. Puşkin street – bd. Ştefan cel mare şi Sfânt – Ciuflea street – Viaduct – bd. Dacia – Chișinău International Airport (KIV).

On the same day, the City Council launched a wireless trolleybus route from Vatra suburb to Chișinău city center:

  • To Vatra: str. 31 august 1989 – str. A. Puşkin – bd. Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt – Piaţa „Dimitrie Cantemir” – Calea Ieşilor – Vatra;
  • From Vatra: Vatra – Calea Ieşilor – Piaţa „Dimitrie Cantemir” – bd. Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt – str. Mitropolit G. Bănulescu-Bodoni – str. 31 august 1989.

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4 years after visa liberalization: 1,46 million Moldovans traveled without a visa to EU

Source: IPN, Elena Covalenco

28 April 2018- 4 years ago, the European Union introduced a visa-free regime for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.

According to the Border Police of Moldova, 1 469 917 Moldovan citizens used the visa-free facility. Out of these, 1 168 000 citizens came back to Moldova (the other 300 thousand could be still traveling (23 April- reporting date), residing based on a permit or having entered EU with an EU passport).

Most of the Moldovans crossed the border at Leușeni-Albița checkpoint (562 076 persons), followed by the Chișinău International Airport (273 300), Cahul-Oancea (256 307) and Sculeni-Sculeni (217 896). The Chișinău International Airport registers more crossings than ever: 1 535 937 people traveled to EU with their biometric passport. Men cross (2,4 million) the border to EU more often than women (1,8 million), while people aged between 26 and 35 are the most active at EU traveling across the age groups.

IPN quotes the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders that since the visa regime with the EU was liberalized on April 28, 2014, until December 31, 2017, slightly over 14,000 Moldovans were refused entry to the EU because they didn’t meet the entrance conditions, had insufficient financial resources or stayed longer than allowed in the Member States.

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Air Moldova passengers will be able to travel to 95 more destinations in 44 countries

After a bilateral agreement was signed between Air Moldova and Fly Dubai, Air Moldova passengers will have the opportunity to travel to 95 destinations of 44 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Passengers will be able to reach destinations such as Thailand, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, India through direct flights Chișinău-Dubai, operated by Air Moldova combined with the segment offered by the low-cost Fly Dubai partner, using the infrastructure of the largest and most luxurious Airport in the Middle East.

Air Moldova operates direct flights to 30 destinations in Europe and Asia such as: Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Dublin, Geneva, Istanbul, Ekaterinburg, Florence, Frankfurt, Larnaca, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Sankt-Petersburg, Tel-Aviv and Turin, plus the seasonal flights – Antalya, Tivat and Sharm el-Sheikh.

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Moldova lifts visa requirements for citizens of 33 states

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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