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Best Moldova Sim Card For Tourist Compared – How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Moldova (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 3rd, 2023 at 12:13 am

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Best Moldova Sim Card For Tourist Compared – Orange Moldova sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages and we will tell you how to buy a prepaid sim card in Moldova. Click here to book online Moldova activities and day trips

What’s the Cheapest Sim Card in Moldova?

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Moldova with Orange Moldova prepaid sim card for 50 MDL which is $3 USD with 15 GB data with 500 minutes calls valid 15 for days. Read here best Moldova eSim

The cheapest eSim in Moldova with Airalo Moldova eSim prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $13 USD with 3 GB data and for $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

BUY AIRALO ESIM MOLDOVA (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%)

Ubigi Moldova eSim for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. And MTX Connect eSim Moldova for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Holafly eSim Moldova for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER comes with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days.

Read here how to get from Chisinau airport to city center and Chisinau to Transnistria.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MOLDOVA

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for less than $15 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $60 USD.

Book your accommodations in Moldova through Agoda or Booking.

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

You can read Heymondo Vs Safetwing cheapest travel Insurance. You can get for $135 USD your Heymondo Travel Insurance with Heymondo discount code valid for 90 days. Read our full Heymondo Travel Insurance Review

You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

MOLDOVA SIM CARD COMPARED AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN MOLDOVA BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about Moldova prepaid sim card and data connection in Moldova is great especially in the cities.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is to buy a prepaid sim card in Moldova. We recommend you buy a Moldova sim card at Chisinau airport if you are in a hurry.

You can buy a sim card in Moldova in the kiosks or phone shops if you prefer affordable prices. And you aren’t worried of not having internet for a few hours until get to your destination in Moldova. There are 3 phone operators for a sim card in Moldova: Orange, Moldcell and Unité.

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BUYING MOLDOVA SIM CARD AT THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD CHISINAU AIRPORT)

Buying a Moldovan sim card in Chisinau airport is simple and easy. You can do in Chisinau International Airport in a phone shop or phone kiosks. Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying a Moldova sim card in the airport, pick up service, or in a shop even if it’s not always required.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Moldova prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy for affordable prices.

WHERE TO GET BUY MOLDOVA SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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You can buy a Moldova sim card at Chisinau airport or in the phone shops. They will help you to activate the sim card and choose the best package. Prices are so affordable for a Moldova sim card as you will read below. One of the cheapest that we found traveling!

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD MOLDOVA COMPARISON

There are 3 phone operators offering a prepaid sim card in Moldova: Orange, Moldcell and Unité.

Orange Moldova Sim Card

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Orange sim card Moldova is the largest phone operator with the best coverage in general. You can get an Orange Moldova prepaid sim card as cheap as 50 MDL=$3 USD coming with 50 MDL in credit. If you want to get only a data sim card Moldova with Orange for 50 MDL with 3 GB data valid 30 days. Check here prices and packages in Orange website!

If you want to top up in your prepaid sim card with Orange Moldova sim card these are the prices: For 10 MDL with 1 GB data valid 1 day. For 25 MDL with 2 GB data valid 7 days. For 50 MDL which is $3 USD with 15 GB data with 500 minutes calls valid 15 days.

Moldcell Moldova Sim Card

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Moldcell sim card Moldova is the second-largest phone operator in the country. You can get a Moldcell Moldova sim card in the official stores for 50 MDL with 50 MDL in credit. For $8 USD you will be able to get unlimited data and calls valid for a month. If you want to get only a data sim card with Moldcell Moldova for 50 MDL with 4 GB data valid 30 days. Check here prices and packages in Moldcell website!

If you want to top up in your Moldcell Moldova prepaid sim card: For 10 MDL with 500 MB data valid 1 day. For 25 MDL with 1 GB data valid 7 days. If you want for 30 days for 30 MDL which is $2 USD with 10 GB data.

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Unité Moldova Sim Card

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Unité sim card Moldova is one of the smallest phone operator with the lowest coverage in Moldova. You can get Cartela Unité Prepay sim card for 30 MDL coming with 5 GB data, 100 domestic minutes and unlimited net calls. Check here prices and packages in Unite website!

If you want to top up data in your Unité Moldova prepaid sim card: For 10 MDL with 1 GB data valid 1 day. For 50 MDL with 5 GB data valid 7 days. If you want for 30 days for 40 MDL which is $3 USD with 10 GB data.

Going to Transnistria

If you are going to Transnistria you can manage to get coverage with Moldovan sim card or Ukraine sim card but could be weak signal. So we will give you the information how to get a sim card in Transnistria.

Interdnestrcom (IDC) Sim Card

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Interdnestrcom (IDC) sim card is the phone operator in Transnistria where you need to show your passport to buy a sim card. The packages are affordable similar to Moldova sim card. Check here prices and packages in Interdnestrcom website!

But if you are bringing a sim card from Moldova or Ukraine you can check it out first if you get coverage with them in Transnistria since it’s not official a country.

HOLAFLY MOLDOVA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly eSim Moldova for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER comes with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days.

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Airalo Moldova eSim prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $13 USD with 3 GB data and for $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

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Nomad eSim Moldova for $20 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. Nomad eSim Moldova prepaid starts at $48 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days and for $54 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

MTX Connect eSim Moldova

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MTX Connect eSim Moldova for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

UBIGI MOLDOVA ESIM

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Ubigi Moldova eSim has data packages for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days.

MOLDOVA SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD MOLDOVA)

My Moldova Sim Card Conclusion is getting the cheapest sim card in Moldova with Orange Moldova prepaid sim card for 50 MDL which is $3 USD with 15 GB data with 500 minutes calls valid 15 for days.

If you are staying in Chisinau you can get Moldcell prepaid sim Moldova and Unité Moldavia prepaid sim card since they have a proper connection and better packages than Orange Moldova prepaid sim. But anyway prices are really cheap in Moldova for data connection!

BEST TIME TO VISIT MOLDOVA

I would say summer is the best time to visit Moldova. The weather is warm and it’s perfect for outdoor activities. Summer lasts from the end of May until mid-September. If you want to experience the winter in Moldova, visit here in November until the end of April. But we are warning you of the strong cold air that can be up to -20 °C!

You can also visit during spring (from mid-April to end of May) and autumn which is also a short season in Moldova (from the end of September to the beginning of November).

Click here to get real-time weather updates in Moldova.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN MOLDOVA AND ATMS

The currency of Moldova is called Moldovan Leu and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is $1 USD= 17 MDL. Also if you are bringing debit cards you will find many ATMs all over Moldova especially in the cities.

Click here to know the exact rate!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL MOLDOVA

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For food budget travel in Moldova we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €1-2 per person trying different choices with bread mostly. For decent meals expect to pay €4-5 per person in a restaurant.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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