Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

(April 27, 2022) 

Location: Moldova  

Event:  On April 25 and 26, explosions occurred in Tiraspol and near Mayak in the breakaway Transnistria region. The U.S. Embassy is closely monitoring the situation.

The Department’s travel advisory for Moldova advises U.S. citizens in Transnistria to depart immediately.

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau has appointments available to renew your U.S. passport and obtain other consular services.  Please visit our website or contact with any questions.    

Actions to Take:

  • Visit the Embassy’s webpage to view the most recent safety and security alerts for U.S. citizens.
  • Regularly monitor local and international news and social media news channels.
  • Ensure travel documents are valid and easily accessible.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Familiarize yourself with information on what the U.S. government can and cannot do to assist you in a crisis overseas.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan in place that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Get the COVID vaccine to facilitate your travel.
  • Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency. If you do not have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Regularly monitor the State Department’s website for current Travel Advisories. Read the Country Specific Information for Moldova.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.