Transdinistria... to be avoided...
Originally Posted by davepegg
Hi How fast ( or slow !!!!!!!!!! ) are the border crossings into Romania Moldova and Ukraine and any tips
From Moldova to Ukraine, you can go through Transdinistria. My advice is DON'T.
Use a more southerly crossing.
Its money all the way... money to get into Moldova - we paid €5 for passport stamp, €5 for bike reg(?!) and 3 Lev at the bank for something, I know not what.
Getting out cost us €20 for the "blind eye" for some reason that they invented.
Transdinistria charged €20 per bike for insurance to get in and gave use a "visa" valid for the day. Its was a small piece of blue paper just put in the passports.
Getting out to the Ukraine Ha! The little piece of blue paper seemed to disappear afer we handed in the passports. So had too pay €50 each for the "turning a blind eye" to the lack of visa... or... go back to Moldova and ride south about another 350kms to avoid Transdinistria.
No doubt there would have been more costs in getting back into Moldova (If we could), so we stumped up the dosh.
See this link for another experience in Transdinistria Transdinistrian nightmare - Chisinau, Moldova Travel Blog
Ukraine was a breeze. You can buy insurance for $30 at the border if your Green Card does not cover UE.
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