COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Moldova (15 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Foreigners are allowed to enter.

Is Transit Allowed

  • Yes

  • Transit through Moldova is allowed, provided that it is carried out directly, without any stops. The details regarding transit routes are available in this link. Travellers are allowed to transit through airports located in Moldova, in case of stopover flights, provided that they remain in the airport transit area.

Test Certificate Required

  • Yes

  • Travellers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate from a test performed at most 72 hours before boarding (for those travelling by public transport) or entering Moldova (for those travelling by their own means of transport ). Confirmation must be submitted in one of the Romanian, English, French or Russian languages. The list of exemption can be found in this link

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • No, with exceptions

  • Travellers without a valid COVID-19 PCR test result will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to Moldova. Travellers can get tested on the tenth day and end their quarantine if the result is negative. The list of persons who are exempted from the self-isolation measures, if they do not show clinical signs of respiratory infection or fever are mentioned in this link

  • Based on the above restrictions currently in fore, all arriving travellers will be required to enter quarantine for a minimum of 0 days and a maximum of 14 days on arrival.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • Arrivals in Moldova must fill out an epidemiological form and sign a statement that they will self-isolate for 14 days. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

Vaccination Required

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

  • Persons holding a confirmatory certificate of the COVID-19 vaccine are exempted from quarantine. Confirmation must be submitted in one of the Romanian, English, French or Russian languages.

Insurance Required

  • No

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Airports are open and commercial flights are operating. Health screening measures have been installed at the departure terminal. The Chisinau International Airport is open, although service is limited.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Land borders are open, subject to the entry restrictions imposed by Moldova and those of neighbouring Romania and Ukraine.

Curfew restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Moldova has extended the state of emergency (SOE) until 31 May due to a recent spike in COVID-19 infections. During the SOE, various restrictions will be enforced to contain the spread of COVID-19.

  • There is a mandatory curfew until May 31, 2021, in Chisinau and Balti from 23:00 until 5:00 daily, with exceptions for duty, medical care, emergencies, and transportation into and out of Moldova.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Face masks are mandatory in public places.

  • People are not allowed to go out in public in groups of more than three.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • There are no travel restrictions within Moldova.

  • Masks are required while using transport.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Malls and other businesses are open.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants and bars must remain closed by 20:00. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants and bars must remain closed between 22:00 to 07:00. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Gyms are allowed to open.

Events allowed?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Events with fewer than 50 people are allowed as long as they do not take place close to public institutions, schools, hospitals, or other institutions with a high risk of infection.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

Other

  • Most educational institutions are closed.

  • Parks are allowed to reopen.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.