Rules of staying
The official currency of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic is the Pridnestrovian ruble. It is possible to exchange Moldavian Lei, Ukrainian UAH, Russian rubles, US dollars and Euros in all exchange offices of the republic. Other currencies can be exchanged in the central branch of the Pridnestrovian Republican Bank.
You can use “Mir,” Visa” and “MasterCard” cards to withdraw funds payment systems in the branches of:
- “Agroprombank” (www.agroprombank.com/pointsmap/)
- “Eximbank” (www.bankexim.com/branches/)
- “Sberbank” (www.prisbank.com/).
Pay attention that credit cards may not be used in all everywhere. We recommend you always to take small amounts of money in Pridnestrovian rubles. When calculating the budget of your trip to Pridnestrovie, count on average about of 30-40 Euros per day. The average cost of lunch in the cafe/restaurant is 5-10 Euros, trips in public transport – 15-18 Euro cents, taxi – 1-2 Euros, bottle of ten-year divine KVINT – 6 Euros.
Electricity and communications
Communication standards are CDMA, LTE and GSM (it doesn’t cover all cities). In cities, there are Wi-Fi-covered places where anyone can use the Internet for free for 30 minutes (once a day). To use it, you should just click on the “Guest access” button on the authorization page. You can find the list of such places on the operator’s website –Interdnestrcom Company (IDC).
Places where it is not allowed to take photos:
Ministry of State Security building (prohibition signs are placed in front of this building);
Peacekeeping posts, customs checkpoint and other military facilities;
According to paragraph e) of the Protocol of the Meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the development, information content, support of the tourist website and the development of the tourist passport of January 14, 2020, this section of the instruction paper is finalized by the State Service of Mass Media of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic together with the Ministry of State Security of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
Drinking alcohol and smoking in public places is prohibited.
Border crossing procedure and rules of stay
Entering Pridnestrovie, a foreign citizen or a person without citizenship is required to fill out a migration card. In case of automated filling out of a migration card – to receive a completed migration card at the checkpoint across the border.
A migration card is given for a period of up to 45 days, validity period of a migration card can be extended repeatedly.
No migration card required for:
a) foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who have the migration card of Pridnestrovie that has not expired yet, or temporary residence permit in Pridnestrovie or a permanent resident card in Pridnestrovie;
b) foreign citizens going to Pridnestrovie in order to carry out international cooperation by invitation or with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovie if there is a notification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovie about the upcoming crossing of the border of Pridnestrovie.
It is not required to open a visa to go to Pridnestrovie.
To enter Pridnestrovie, it is necessary to go through Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova. Given that, it is necessary to clarify the procedure for entering the territory of neighboring states.
Police – 102
Ambulance – 103
Phone inquiry service – 199
Information about the procedures for temporary importation into Pridnestrovie of vehicles by foreign individuals for personal use registered in foreign states
The following documents must be presented to the customs officer when entering the country:
a) a foreign or internal passport, or other documents confirming the identity of an individual, indicating citizenship and registration, consular records;
b) a technical passport (certificate of registration) of a vehicle or a document replacing it;
c) documents confirming residence or temporary stay in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, as well as the duration of such stay or residence;
d) documents confirming the right to use the vehicle.
The size of the fee is set depending on the period of temporary importation of a car registered in foreign countries and entering the territory of Pridnestrovie.
The fee should be paid at the customs checkpoint in Pridnestrovian rubles or in foreign currencies, the rates of which are quoted by the Pridnestrovian Republican Bank.
|Period of temporary importation||Fee rate|
|7 days||4 estimated minimum wage levels|
|15 days||8 estimated minimum wage levels|
|30 days||16 estimated minimum wage levels|
|90 days||25 estimated minimum wage levels|
|180 days||45 estimated minimum wage levels|
|1 estimated minimum wage level = 14,50 rub PMR (or rubles)|
The maximum period for temporary importation of a vehicle for personal use registered in a foreign country is 180 days.
The period of temporary stay of a foreign vehicle in the customs territory of Pridnestrovie can be extended without taking the car from the customs territory of the Republic with payment of a fee for the required period (maximum – 180 days) at any customs authority (customs, customs point, or customs checkpoint).
A vehicle registered in a foreign country and temporarily imported by a foreign citizen for personal use must be removed from the customs territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic before the expiration of the period for which a fee for entering the territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic was paid.
The document confirming the payment of the fee should be kept and carried with you throughout the entire period of stay in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. It will be also necessary to present it to a customs officer upon departure from Pridnestrovie.
Foreign individuals who are citizens of the CIS member states who carry out the temporary importation into the customs territory of Pridnestrovie of vehicles that are constantly registered in the CIS member states are exempted from paying the fee.
Rules for the use of temporarily imported vehicles for personal use registered in foreign countries.
A temporarily imported vehicle should not be used to provide services for the carriage of goods and passengers and other commercial activities.
A temporarily imported vehicle for personal use without the permission of the customs authorities and without customs declaration may be transferred:
– in the possession of another person for maintenance, repair (with the exception of major repairs, modernization) and (or) for storage;
– spouse and close relatives of the declarant.
With the permission of the customs authority of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic and without customs declaration, the declarant may transfer the temporarily imported vehicle for personal use to another person for export from the customs territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, if it cannot be made by the declarant because of his death, serious illness or other reasonable cause.