Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (April 27, 2020)

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (April 27, 2020)

Location: Republic of Moldova

Event: Moldova has announced several charter flights to European locations to repatriate Moldovan citizens. We understand that U.S. citizens may purchase a ticket on outbound flights to depart Moldova. Moldova announced the flights for the week of April 26 – May 3 on the Civil Aviation Authority website. Tickets can be purchased on the website

Not all of the Moldovan charter flight airports currently offer connecting flights to the United States, and the situation could change without notice. You must conduct your own research on connecting flights. Some airports currently offering connecting flights to the United States include:

Friday, May 1, 2020

Chisinau to Dublin (DUB)

Departs Chisinau (KIV) at 08:10

Arrives in Dublin at 10:10 local time

Operated by Wizz Air

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Chisinau to London Luton (LTN)

Departs Chisinau (KIV) at 08:10

Arrives in London at 09:55 local time

Operated by Wizz Air

To book a ticket on any Moldovan charter flight, please purchase a ticket online in advance or contact Wizz Air with questions. Please note that the U.S. Embassy has no further information on these flights but advises you to consult the websites of U.S. Embassies in any countries you may transit. This information is provided to facilitate opportunities to depart Moldova and eventually return to the United States. You are responsible for making travel arrangements to the United States and all related expenses.


U.S. citizens are currently permitted to transit Dublin (DUB) airport only with a direct, onward flight to the United States.  Travelers are not permitted to leave the airport or they will be subject to two week mandatory quarantine in Ireland.  Dublin appears to have flights to the United States to Chicago, New York, and Boston.  Travelers must book directly through the airlines before departure from the point of origin.

Food and other services in the transit areas at all airports will be limited.  Passengers should be prepared to be self-sufficient during their transit.  Please refer to the U.S. Embassy Dublin website for more information. 


London Luton Airport (LTN) is located 55km north of London Heathrow and does not offer flights to the United States. You will need to travel from London Luton Airport to London Heathrow and possibly spend the night in the UK. Currently, most public transportation and shuttles in the UK are not operating; passengers may need to take a taxi or Uber to transfer airports at their own expense. For a list of hotels and transfer information, please visit the U.S. Embassy in London’s COVID-19 website. If you need to contact the U.S. Embassy in London while transiting, visit their website or dial (0)20-7499-9000 for emergencies involving U.S. citizens. 

We have been informed that U.S. citizens should be able to transit the United Kingdom if they are in possession of a valid flight ticket to depart within 24 hours, ideally. If you are not a U.S. citizen, we cannot determine your visa requirements to transit the United Kingdom. You should contact your country’s embassy in the United Kingdom for assistance and refer to this website.


If you decide to take these flights, we request that you notify us at so that we can notify the U.S. Embassies in that country that you will transit. 

The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee that these flights will depart as scheduled. If you choose to pursue this option to depart, we encourage you to make refundable onward travel arrangements. 

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau continues to operate but has suspended visa services. The Consular Section remains open for American Citizen Services.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to not travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.


Actions to Take

  • Seek immediate medical care if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last six weeks. In Moldova, contact your primary care physician or call 112. 
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. 
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Moldova.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. 



  • U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

+373 2240 8300

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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