COVID-19 Information

Last updated: May 25, 2022

COVID-19 Information

*** Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.  For more information see the CDC website.

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption. Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice advising U.S. citizens of a high 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 May 24, 2022, Moldova has more than 519,000 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.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • 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, MedexpertInvitro 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

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • 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.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations:

  • 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.

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