EU has decided to eliminate roaming charges for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova starting from January 1, 2024.
The Council of Justice and Home Affairs voted in favor of eliminating roaming fees for citizens of the Republic of Moldova, according to the meeting agenda, with the decision being made after the European Commission adopted a proposal to include roaming services in the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement.
According to the decision, starting from January 1, 2024, Moldovan visitors in the EU will be able to use their mobile phones under the same pricing conditions as if they were in the Republic of Moldova, while travelers from the EU will enjoy the same rights when visiting Moldova.
The inclusion of the Republic of Moldova in the EU’s ‘roam like at home’ zone is one of the key actions of the EU-Republic of Moldova Priority Action Plan agreed upon in June 2023. This plan represents a roadmap for the full implementation of the EU-Republic of Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and for the continued integration of this country into the EU’s single market.
This measure follows the joint declaration of May 31 by telecommunications operators from the EU and the Republic of Moldova to voluntarily reduce roaming charges starting from January 1, 2024, facilitated by the European Commission, as reported by caleaeuropeana.ro.