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Risk Ratings  

    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Moldova
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Transnistria

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundEntry restrictions
Inbound passengers will be asked to fill in a health declaration form.

Testing requirements
All arriving travellers should present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding (if arriving via air/train) or 72 hours prior to entry (if crossing the border via private means), and they will not be required to quarantine.

Quarantine requirements
Those who are unable to present a negative PCR test on entry must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Some categories of travellers are exempt from the testing/quarantine requirement, including cross-border workers, transport workers and passengers in transit. A full list is available here: https://border.gov.md/index.php/traversarea-frontierei-perioada-pandemica

Travellers that can prove they are fully vaccinated (both doses) are exempt from the testing and quarantine requirements.

No restrictions are applicable to transit passengers so long as they remain in the transit area of the airport.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA state of health emergency was in place nationwide until 30 June. The authorities are yet to announce the next steps regarding the measure.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
A daily curfew from 23.00 to 05.00 in Chisinau and Balti was due to expire on 31 May. The authorities have not announced yet the next steps regarding the measure. Exceptions are for emergencies, medical care and transportation in and out of Moldova. Those travelling outside curfew hours should carry identification and a signed self-declaration containing their personal details, the time they are traveling during curfew and the reason for their travel.

The use of face masks in public spaces is compulsory in Chisinau.

While shops are now allowed to be open, customer numbers are limited to allow for social distancing. The same applies to places of worship. Minimal social distancing of at least one and a half metre remains in place and should be kept at all times.

Large gatherings of more than 50 people for parties and weddings are prohibited.

Public transport remains partially suspended in the major towns of Balti and Chisinau.

Night clubs, cinemas and theatres are closed. Restaurants, cafes and bars must close by 22.00.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Moldova

COVID-19 information for Moldova

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Overall crime rates are relatively low, but poor socio-economic conditions increase the risk of petty and opportunistic crime. Foreign traveller are relatively rare and may therefore attract attention from petty thieves. Terrorism does not pose significant concerns, though large protests can present an indirect risk to passersby. Poor infrastructure complicates road travel around the country; do not self-drive.

Travel to the separatist region of Transnistria remains more complicated because of unofficial travel restrictions imposed by the local de facto government and the suspicion with which locals often regard foreigners. Police corruption is a problem in Transnistria and officers may try to extract small bribes from visitors. The risks associated with travel to this region are therefore rated as MEDIUM, as opposed to the country's overall LOW travel risk rating.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Moldova
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Routine Vaccinations

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