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Moldova Travel Restrictions

23,58% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Moldova with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa 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.

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 like a negative COVID-19 PCR test or an antigen test, a COVID-19 vaccine certificate, a recovery certificate from COVID-19 in the previous 6 months and a COVID-19 antibodies certificate, valid for 90 days from the exam date.

This decision does not apply to restaurants or cafes.

This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 18.


Outgoing travel to MoldovaTravelling from South Africa to Moldova

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa 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. 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 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.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa 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 or rapid antigen test on day 7 of quarantine and end quarantine if the test result is negative. This requirement does not apply to 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.
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 South Africa from Moldova

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Moldova must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Moldova are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Moldova

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

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