Open with restrictions

Moldova Travel Restrictions

20.50% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 20.50% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Moldova with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Moldova without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Moldova for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Moldova entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Moldova, but there are restrictions.


Outgoing travel to MoldovaTravelling from the United Kingdom to Moldova

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Moldova.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding their plane or a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure to Moldova. It must be printed in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian, or Russian. Travelers without a test result must self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Travelers under the age of 6, travelers in transit that don't leave the transit zone, holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a COVID-19 recovery document in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian, or Russian, persons traveling for medical treatment, or humanitarian reasons, students traveling daily and with proper documentation and cross-border workers are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Moldova.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers who don't have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result prior to boarding must self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Moldova. Travelers can take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 7 of quarantine and end quarantine if the test result is negative.

Travelers under the age of 12, travelers in transit that don't leave the transit zone, holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a COVID-19 recovery document in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian, or Russian, persons traveling for medical treatment, or humanitarian reasons, students traveling daily and with proper documentation and cross-border workers are exempted from this requirement.

Documents
Health Pass For Public Activity

Travelers, in order to attend any show, concert, festival, theater, cinema, concert hall, nightclub, dance floor, and other venues and activities in Moldova, must have one of the following documents: <p>-A negative COVID-19 PCR test or an antigen test</p> <p>-A COVID-19 vaccine certificate</p> <p>-A recovery certificate from COVID-19 in the previous 6 months</p> <p>-A COVID-19 antibodies certificate, valid for 90 days from the exam date.</p>


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Moldova

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Moldova must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Moldova will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Moldova

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Moldova without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Moldova with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Moldova without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Moldova with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Moldova is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Moldova are open with restrictions. Bars in Moldova are open with restrictions.