How to call Moldova (country code +373)

Calling to Moldova

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in the Moldova for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Moldova’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00373 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Moldova’s country code of ‘373’).
  • Country code 011373 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Moldova’s country code of ‘373’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phones have area codes beginning with ‘6’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Moldova does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Moldova (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix used when calling to a different area code or a mobile phone.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

five to six digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code, or to a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code when calling to a different area code or a mobile phone in Moldova.

0two to three digitsfive to six digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Moldovan phone numbers explained

Number details

Moldovan phone numbers are eight digits.

The first two to three digits are an area (geographic) code. The only two digit area code is Chisinau.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘6’.

An example of a Moldovan phone number

The National Museum of History of Moldova lists its phone number in Chisinau as +373 (22) 24-43-25.

Number explanation

3732224 43 25
country code for Moldovageographic (area) code for Chisinaulocal phone number in Chisinau
Local example – calling from another location in Chisinau

Only the local phone number is dialed. The trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code are not dialed when calling within the same area code.

24 43 25
local phone number in Chisinau
Long distance example – calling from Briceni, Moldova (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code when calling to a different area code.

02224 43 25
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Chisinaulocal phone number in Chisinau
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Moldova)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code when calling from a mobile phone to a landline (fixed line) phone.

02224 43 25
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Chisinaulocal phone number in Chisinau
International example – calling from outside Moldova

To call from outside Modlova, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Moldova’s country code of ‘373’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Moldova.

exit code3732224 43 25
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Moldovageographic (area) code for Chisinaulocal phone number in Chisinau

Calling from Moldova

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Moldova.

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources