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Level 2: Exercise increased caution

Travel Advisory: Moldova - Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution)

Exercise increased caution in Moldova due to COVID-19 and unresolved conflict.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Moldova due to COVID-19, indicating a moderatelevel of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Moldova. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Moldova. 

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Transnistria due to the unresolved conflict between this breakaway region and the central government.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Moldova:

Transnistria – Exercise Increased Caution

Transnistria is a breakaway region that is not under the control of the central government in Chisinau. 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 U.S. government employees have restrictions on traveling to the area.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information. 

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