Last updated: August 17, 2022
*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice advising U.S. citizens of a moderate level of COVID-19 in Moldova.
- On March 7, 2020, Moldova reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 (also known as the Novel Coronavirus) within its borders. As of August 17, 2022, Moldova has more than 555,000 confirmed cases.
- The National Public Health Emergency Commission in Moldova ended the state of National State of Public Health Emergency effective April 16, 2022. Announcements from the Commission are available on the Government of Moldova website. Face-masks are now recommended, but not required, in indoor public spaces.
- The Government of Moldova partially reopened its airspace for flights to and from the Chisinau International Airport through a corridor to Romania effective March 21, 2022. Individual airlines will make their own decisions on resuming service to Chisinau. Check with your airline if you have any questions about flights. Travelers can also travel by land to the international airports in Romania. Land borders are open, subject to the entry restrictions imposed by Moldova described below, and those of neighboring Romania and Ukraine.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Moldova? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- COVID-19 testing is available at both public and private medical laboratories. U.S. citizens who do not have Moldovan health insurance and a Moldovan family doctor can go to a private medical laboratory to request a test. Private laboratories will require payment at the time of service. Prices range from 700 to 800 Moldovan lei (MDL) (approximately $40-50). Private clinics in Chisinau include, but are not limited to, Medexpert, Invitro Diagnostics, and Alfa Diagnostica Laborator MD has a rapid antigen test available in 20 minutes. Antigen tests are available at the Chisinau Airport for 450 MDL with results in one hour.
- Private clinics make test results available by email and physical copy. There is no guarantee that tests or results will be available to meet your departure timing requirements.
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html
- Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email ChisinauACS@state.gov.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the Government of Moldova approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Moldova for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Moldova is now vaccinating the general public. As of February 10, 2022, anyone present in Moldova can be vaccinated. For more information on vaccination in Moldova, visit https://vaccinare.gov.md/.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
- Forthcoming information on vaccine availability in Moldova will be available on the website of the Moldovan Ministry of Health.
- Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
For all questions about who may enter Moldova, please refer to the Moldovan Border Police or the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Effective March 16, 2022, Moldova lifted all entry restrictions related to COVID-19.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- The Consular Section in Chisinau remains open for American Citizen Services, including passport services. Contact us at ChisinauACS@state.gov if you have questions about American Citizen Services.
- The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is now processing all categories of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. For B-1/B-2 visitor nonimmigrant (tourist/business) visas, we currently have a significant wait time for an appointment. If you have questions about visas, please contact ChisinauVisas@state.gov.
- Information about COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova.
- Moldovan Border Police
- Toma Ciorba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Chisinau.
- Municipal Clinical Hospital of Contagious Diseases for Children in Chisinau.
- Republican Clinical Hospital in Chisinau.
- Moldovan Bureau for Migration and Asylum
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration for the Republic of Moldova, Consular Affairs