COVID-19 Information

(Updated July 2) COVID-19 Information https://md.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Country-Specific Information:

On March 7, 2020, Moldova reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 (also known as the Novel Coronavirus) within its borders.  As of July 1, Moldova has almost 17,000 confirmed cases, including from person-to-person transmission.  Moldova reported its first COVID-19 death on March 18, 2020.

The National Public Health Emergency Commission in Moldova has issued a State of Public Health Emergency effective until July 15.  Announcements from the Commission and restrictions under the ongoing State of Public Health Emergency are available on the Government of Moldova website.  Face-masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces effective May 7.  Additional restrictions could be lifted or (re)imposed with little notice.

The Chisinau International Airport reopened on June 15, although commercial airlines will make independent decisions about when they will resume service in Chisinau.  We recommend that you check with your airline or travel agent regularly for the most current information on upcoming flights.  As of May 26, Moldova started to re-open some land borders to international rail and auto traffic.

On March 15, the Department of State authorized a global authorized departure of non-essential personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post worldwide who are determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

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

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Until July 15, foreigners are not permitted into Moldova unless they meet one of the following exceptions:  (1) immediate family members of Moldovan citizens; (2) persons having a visa, residency permit, or other document issued by Moldovan authorities; (3) persons traveling for “professional interest” in possession of a visa, residency permit, or other document issued by Moldovan authorities; (4) diplomats accredited to Moldova and members of international organizations and their family members; personnel who can provide humanitarian aid; (5) passengers in transit.  For all questions about who may enter Moldova, please refer to the Moldovan Bureau of Migration and Asylum and the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Quarantine Information:

  • Moldova requires a 14 day home stay (quarantine) for new arrivals, with certain exceptions including 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.
  • Moldova has asked people who may had contact an infected person to self-isolate at home.  Anyone who believes they have symptoms or might have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their primary care physician or call 112. Do not come to the U.S. Embassy for medical assistance.

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