Moldova (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Required to fill-in an epidemiological form
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.02.2021
1. Passengers who have been in or transited through Albania, Andorra, Bahrain, Czechia, Estonia, France, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Moldova (Rep.) and their family members;
– passengers with a residence permit or a long-stay visa issued by Moldova (Rep.);
– family members of passengers with a residence permit issued by Moldova (Rep.);
– passengers with a diplomatic, official, service or special passport;
– passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations;
– passengers with a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination certificate;
– students;
2. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travelers from “red-zone” countries are not allowed to enter Moldova. This does not apply to certain travelers, such as:

Moldovan citizens and their immediate family members,

Moldovan residents (with a resident permit, long-stay visa, or other documents) and their family members,

work-related travelers with visas or other approved documentation,

students,

certain diplomatic corps,

passengers in transit,

passengers traveling for health reasons or humanitarian reasons (documentation will be required),

cross-border workers,

delivery goods drivers.

Travelers from red-zone countries that are allowed to enter under one of the exemptions are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Moldova, and local authorities will verify compliance. There are a few exemptions to the rule, such as asymptomatic individuals delivering goods, crew members, students, people traveling for health care, work-related travelers with visas, diplomatic corps accredited in Moldova, and passengers in transit.

The ‘red zone’ country list is updated every two weeks. You can find the list in effect from December 21 until January 3 here https://msmps.gov.md/comunicare/noutati/lista-statelor-pentru-care-se-impune-regimul-de-autoizolare-la-intrarea-pe-teritoriul-republicii-moldova-incepand-cu-18-decembrie-2020/ , and the latest updates regarding the list here https://msmps.gov.md/minister/comunicare/noutati/.
 

Lockdown Details

The National Public Health Emergency Commission in Moldova has issued a national State of Public Health Emergency effective until April 15, 2021.

Announcements from the Commission and restrictions under ongoing State of Public Health Emergency are available on the Government of Moldova website.

Face-masks are mandatory in all public spaces, including outdoors.

Night clubs and discos, and other such venues must remain closed.

All restaurants, bars, and cafes cannot serve food or drink between 22:00 to 07:00 daily.

Groups of more than three people are prohibited in public areas.

Additional restrictions could be lifted or (re)imposed with little notice.
 

Sources

https://md.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co