Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.
Reconsider travel to Moldova due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Do Not Travel To:
- The Transnistria breakaway region due to the unresolved conflict with the central government.
Country Summary: On February 23, Moldovan authorities declared a State of Emergency for a period of 60 days in light of the regional crisis, which has been extended until June 20. As a result of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, there are approximately 90,000 refugees residing in Moldova, but there has been no military spillover from the conflict. Chisinau airport is operating, although there are no flights currently available to Ukraine, Russia, or Belarus.
Read the Moldova country information page for additional information on travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Moldova has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to Moldova:
- Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Moldova.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Transnistria – Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not travel to Transnistria due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine and the unresolved conflict between this breakaway region and the central government. Several small explosions occurred in the Transnistria region in April and early May, but there were no casualties. Transnistria is a breakaway region that is not under the control of the Moldovan government in Chisinau. Ukraine has closed its border crossing points into the Transnistrian region. U.S. citizens should depart Transnistria immediately via commercial or private means. Visitors may encounter difficulties at checkpoints along roads leading into and out of Transnistria. Taking photographs of military facilities and security forces is prohibited and may result in trouble with authorities.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens traveling in Transnistria as there are restrictions on U.S. government employees traveling to the area.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.