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Moldova Entry and Travel Requirements

Moldova's entry requirements set out the rules for travelers wishing to visit Moldova. These requirements include necessary documents that they must prepare before departure. The most important document that everyone must have is a passport that is valid for at least 3 months from the intended date of arrival in the country. You should also make sure it has at least one blank page.

In addition to a valid passport, citizens of many countries may also need to apply for a visa. Moldova's visa policy determines which country's citizens should apply for a Moldova visa. The visa policy also specifies the visa types applicable to certain travelers based on nationality, purpose of travel and expected length of stay in Moldova.

Moldova has introduced an electronic visa system that allows some visitors to apply for short-term visas entirely online. However, countries that do not qualify for an online visa must still go to the nearest Moldovan embassy and apply for a visa in the traditional way. Additionally, all foreigners planning to settle in Moldova, work there or stay longer in the country must apply for a visa directly from the Moldovan diplomatic mission. In addition, citizens of about 100 different countries are allowed to visit Moldova without a visa for short-term stays for tourism, entertainment and business purposes. However, they still need to apply for a visa if they plan to stay long-term in Moldova.

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, Moldova authorities implemented additional restrictions that have since been lifted. As of March 2022, it is no longer necessary to provide a vaccination certificate, negative test report or proof of recovery for entry into Moldova.

Important note:
We advise all travelers to reconsider visiting Moldova due to the ongoing military conflict in neighboring Ukraine. The airspace over Moldova is restricted and flights to and from the country are very limited. You should especially avoid entering the Transnistria area. Always follow the advice of local authorities throughout your stay in Moldova.

Who can enter Moldova?

Moldova welcomes all international visitors regardless of their Covid-19 vaccination status. The country has abolished all Covid-related travel restrictions.

Checklist of documents for entering Moldova

  1. valid passport
  2. Moldova visa
  3. Travel insurance (optional)



Testing, Vaccination, and Quarantine Requirements

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No Covid-19 test is required to enter Moldova.

Vaccination required

It is not necessary to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination status.

Quarantine required

There is no quarantine after arriving in Moldova.

Traveling from Moldova

To leave Moldova, you only need a valid passport. There are no additional exit requirements to leave the country. However, amid instability caused by the military conflict in Ukraine, travelers may encounter some restrictions on the number of flights.

Inquire directly with your airline and see if updated requirements may apply to passengers, including Covid-19 testing or vaccination.

Traveling to Moldova

The Moldovan government has closed most of the country's airspace. Flights are very limited and operate from Chisinau Airport to select international destinations.

If you are planning to visit Moldova, you should check directly with your airline for available flights and other travel regulations that may be in place at any time.

Immigration from Moldova is also possible via the land border with Romania. However, you may have to wait in line.

Entry Rules for Children

Children are subject to the same entry regulations as adult travelers. Parents or legal guardians must ensure that those accompanying their minor children have all the necessary documents to enter Moldova easily.

Transit through Moldova

Entry regulations for transit passengers are the same as for regular tourists. As all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in Moldova, all tourists do not need to provide coronavirus-related documents to enter the country.

However, transit travelers should check the regulations of their airline or travel service provider as well as the immigration regulations of the country of their next destination or final destination.

Additionally, it may be necessary to apply for a transit visa.

Visa requirements

Visa-free countries

Moldova allows visa-free entry for citizens of more than 100 different countries. They can come to Moldova without a visa for short stays of up to 90 days within a 6-month period.

You can stay visa-free in Moldova for leisure or business purposes, including vacations, sightseeing, family and/or friends reunions, business trips, conferences, etc.

The visa exemption does not apply to foreigners who wish to reside but must first apply for a long-term “D” visa and then a residence permit. A visa will also be required for stays of more than 90 days or to engage in other activities, such as employment.

List of visa-exempt countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela


In 2015, the Moldova government introduced an electronic visa system. Electronic visas are issued as multiple-entry visas and have seven types depending on the purpose of travel: leisure, business, cultural, official, etc.

Eligible travelers must complete a 3-step application process and an approved visa will be sent to an email address. Processing time may take up to 10 business days.

Embassy or Consular Visa

According to Moldova's visa policy, there are around 50 different countries whose citizens must apply for a visa directly at the embassy, ​​regardless of the reason for their trip or the desired length of stay. , including short periods of vacation and travel.

In addition, all foreigners planning to settle in Moldova, live and work there or come to Moldova for any other purpose not covered by the e-Visa, must also have an appropriate embassy or consulate visa. fit.

Applying for an embassy visa usually takes a few weeks, so you should apply well in advance of your intended trip. You may also be asked to provide some supporting documents depending on the visa type chosen.

List of countries whose citizens require an embassy or consulate visa:

  • Aland Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Tokelau
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Passenger Locator Form

The Moldova government has introduced an epidemiological card that some travelers must fill out amid the coronavirus pandemic. The application form must be submitted within 72 hours before intended entry into the Republic of Moldova.

On March 16, 2022, Moldova authorities lifted all Covid-related entry restrictions. Currently, travelers to Moldova no longer need to fill out a passenger locator form.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not required when visiting Moldova. However, owning a comprehensive insurance policy will give you more peace of mind, especially when traveling in the current pandemic context.

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