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Travel to Moldova in 2021

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Last updated November 27, 2021

Yes, Moldova is open to American tourists

The current situation in Moldova in relation to the Corona virus infection rates is considered under control by the government and the country has been having a considerable amount of tourists during the months of spring 2021.

Entry Requirements

Anyone, including US citizens must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours, or filling out the epidemiological form and compliance with the two weeks of self-isolation. Exceptions include children under the age of five, and holders of COVID vaccine certificates.

PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test up to 3 days before departure (not counting the day of departure, so for a flight at 1pm on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.) Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • one must wear a mask outside and in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have the authority to issue fines for non-compliance. (we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation)
  • from September 11, theaters, cinemas, nightclubs and concert halls, museums, restaurants etc will only be allowed to be entered on the basis of vaccination certificates, negative tests for coronavirus or certificates of the presence of antibodies after an illness.

Curfews and Movement Restrictions

There is no curfew in place.

Bars & Restaurants

Restaurants and bars can operate between 7am and 11pm, including food delivery services. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Theatres, cinemas and concert halls are open, with social distancing in place.

Sightseeing

Cultural sites and museums are working normally, some with limited numbers of visitors. If you are interested in any specific sites, please let your local JayWay contact know and they will confirm the current situation a few days in advance, and help with making reservations if advised. 

Shops and Beauty Services

Markets are open between 7am and 6pm. Malls and commercial centres are operating usual working hours (until 10pm). All shops and beauty services are open with regular working hours. Shops have limitations on number of visitors depending on their size. As for beauty services (hairdressers, nail appointments, etc.) appointments must be made.

Public Transport

All passengers in public transportation, including bus, train and taxis, must wear a mask. When getting on or off a bus or taxi, passengers should use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer or should wash with soap and water. Hand sanitizer is available on public buses.

Useful Links

US Embassy in Moldova’s Covid-19 Info Page

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