EUBAM and Moldova’s Bureau of Migration and Asylum raise awareness of foreigner travelers’ rights

        Moldova’s Bureau of Migration and Asylum this week launched an awareness campaign aimed at foreign travelers to the country. Visitors to the country are being informed on their rights and obligations upon arrival to Moldova.

        Over 4.6 million foreign citizens entered Moldova in 2016, an increase of 24.6% on the year before. Olga Poalelungi, Director of the Bureau of Migration and Asylum observed, “Moldova is attracting more foreign visitors than ever before for business, tourism and family reasons. We hope this campaign will help those who wish to stay in the country for a longer period of time understand their rights and obligations they need to follow to make sure they stay legally”.

        Besides offering information for foreign citizens who decide to live in the Republic of Moldova, the campaign also informs visitors on their rights to work, receive social protection, start a family and access education.

        The EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) partnered the Bureau of Migration and Asylum in the campaign, supporting with the design, printing and distribution of 25,000 leaflets in English, Russian and Romanian.