Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

Location:  Republic of Moldova

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 120,000 reported cases worldwide.  The Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Chisinau, Moldova on March 7, 2020.

On March 13, Government of Moldova announced it will ban all foreigners except those with permanent residence in Moldova from entering the country by plane.  Some of the land border crossings between Romania and Ukraine have closed, and international train service has also been suspended.  Please visit the website of the Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labor, and Social Protection for additional information.

The Government of Moldova has implemented enhanced border screening to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Currently screening consists of thermal scanning and questionnaires.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Anyone in Moldova who believes that they may have symptoms should call their primary care physician or call 122.

Moldova now requires all travelers, including U.S. citizens, who have been in a Level 3 country to self-isolate for 14 days, consistent with CDC recommendations.  The Moldovan government has closed all schools and universities, museums, theaters and other public venues.  All mass events with over 50 people have been banned.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

+373 2240 8300

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Moldova Country Specific Information

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