Moldova Travel Alerts and Warnings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.

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What are the issues affecting travelers in Moldova? Read the latest travel warnings and alerts.


Aerial view of Alba Iulia street, Buiucani, Moldova Photo © Photo by Vitalie Sitnic on Unsplash

How is the Russian invasion of Ukraine affecting Moldova?

March 2022: The Russian invasion of Ukraine is ongoing. According to gov.ukmilitary activity in Ukraine is widespread, including in areas close to some Moldovan borders. Transnistria is outside the control of the Moldovan authorities. From 28 February 2022, all checkpoints between Ukraine and the Transnistria region were closed. All other border crossings into Moldova remain open. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Moldova – updated 8 October 2020

From 1 September, travelers from countries with a low epidemiological COVID-19 risk (classified as green areas) are allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Moldova. The list will be updated every two weeks on Friday on the Moldovan Border Police website (click the pdf link at the bottom of the page), where you will also find a detailed list of exceptions to the entry ban.

  • Arrivals from green zone countries will have their temperatures checked, and if they aren't showing symptoms of COVID-19, will not be required to complete the Epidemiological File or self-isolate for 14 days
  • Entry is forbidden for most foreign nationals traveling from countries classified as the red zone. If you are eligible to enter from a red zone country, you must sign the Epidemiological Record and a Declaration on your responsibility to comply with 14 days of self-isolation.

Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all travelers from countries affected by COVID-19.

Emergency measures in Moldova

From 1 November, the state of emergency applies to select territorial administrative units that have been identified as "code red" due to high COVID-19 infection rates.

Depending on the classification of each region, preventative measures are determined by codes red, orange, yellow and green.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces where physical distancing of at least 3ft (1m) cannot be followed. 

Stay up to date as the situation changes. We are updating travel alerts frequently. However, if you see a new announcement not mentioned here, tell us in the comments below!

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