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I have travelled three times to Transnistria and I have always used the train Odessa-Tiraspol, which runs frequently. I have heard of infrequent disruption of trains between Moldova and Transnistria, but as far as I'm aware the trains between Odessa and Transnistria run.

About bribes: During my time in Transnistria (altogether more than two months) I had never needed to bribe any policemen, soldiers etc. The situation is much worse in Ukraine or Moldova.


I'd suggest restoring the infobox -- regardless of legal niceties, Transnistria is as de-facto independent as, say, Northern Cyprus. Jpatokal 10:04, 2 July 2006 (EDT)


Currently, this article is not listed on the Eastern Europe page, but is listed under Moldova#Regions as a "territorial unit" together with the explanation "...break-away region east of the Dniester River, on the Ukrainian border, where Russian forces are supporting the Slavic minority population, mostly Ukrainians and Russians, who have proclaimed a unrecognized "Transnistria" republic."

So I changed the isIn back from {{isIn|Eastern_Europe}} to {{isIn|Moldova}} for hierarchical (and geographic?) consistency - if this isn't appropriate, maybe Transnistria could/should be added to the Eastern Europe page. ~ 06:28, 21 December 2006 (EST)

Mf. I hate issues like this, but my thinking is that while some Transnistrians would violently object to being "in" Romania, pretty much everybody can agree that it is in Eastern Europe. De facto, for the traveller, it is a separate country — but as Moldova claims it, it should also be listed under Moldova. Jpatokal 10:03, 21 December 2006 (EST)

I just performed a very lengthy update of the entire page. I'm a volunteer with an NGO stationed in Moldova, and I travel to Transnistria quite a bit. It's a great place, but it also presents a lot of problems for travellers. I've added quite a bit about the border crossings to the page, and have fleshed out many of the other sections based on my experiences and on the experiences of others foreign nationals who have attempted to travel in Transnistria. I don't normally edit Wikipedia, so I have no account. But you can check this IP! It's Moldova! 08:37, 5 February 2007 (EST)

I hope you (or someone else) can update the article again. The following sentences are contradictory — it's a strain to see how both quotes could be true: "Due to the ongoing hostilities with Moldova proper (since July 2004), it is generally not advisable to travel there," and "And despite the political situation with Moldova, there is essentially no threat of being caught in a military action. As of this writing (Feb. 2007), there has not been fighting in Transnistria for almost 15 years." 00:37, 21 September 2007 (EDT)

Problems with missing Moldovan entry/exit stamps due to entry/exit through Transnistria[edit]

I could not find any reports people have ever had problems because of this. If there are, please point them out! After all, there will be an entry/exit stamp from Ukraine, containing date and name of the Ukraine/Transnistria border crossing so it is obvious how the passport holder has entered/left the country. I have traveled UA-PMR-MD-UA this January (2011) and wasn't even asked any questions on leaving MD. That said, I'd like to remove/rephrase this "warning" accordingly as it'll only worry people needlessly. T 18:05, 15 January 2011 (EST)

Though de facto it isn´t problem, legally Moldovian authorities have limited number of border crossing and officially only those can be used for entry of Moldova. As PMR crossings are not such they can make problems, but probably only if they want bribe. But I would add that if someone really wants to be safe rather than sorry, all he/she has to do is go to Chisinau ministry of interior and register his/hers arrival. 10:04, 18 March 2013 (EDT)

Transnistrian Flag[edit]

The Transnistrian flag is mising the hammer and sickle, i dont know how to change it but it does needs to be fixed at some point. It remains the last state to have Soviet symbols and i think its a very interesting and defining part of the place. Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) on 29 December 2013‎

I agree. See this article for a very perceptive take on the situation... --Ttcf (talk) 02:16, 25 February 2014 (EST)
I've swapped the flag now... --Ttcf (talk) 02:23, 25 February 2014 (EST)


I'm probably one of the few Kiwis that has actually visited the Transdniestrian Republic more than once and I thought these verified sources might be interesting for some editors in improving our own article by giving some flavour and background:

--Ttcf (talk) 02:27, 25 February 2014 (EST)

Entry/Exit Card[edit]

As of May 2014 (at least), there is no card anymore to be filled out, but instead one receives the already printed exit card part based on scanned passport information. This was experienced with an EU passport, may be different with others. If anybody could comment on their experience, we could update this section accordingly.

There have also been somewhat conflicting statements about the maximum non-registration stay, 10 and 24 hours. I can confirm that the maximum is 10 hours, and included in the information on the printed exit card.