Do not travel to Moldova due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine, and the unresolved conflict between the breakaway region of Transnistria and the central government. U.S. citizens in Transnistria should depart immediately via commercial or private means.
On February 24, Russia’s forces attacked major Ukrainian cities, and the Ukrainian government declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law. Due to this military action, air space in Moldova has been restricted, as well as air space in Southern Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. International airlines have canceled flights to and from the region.
Transnistria – 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. Transnistria is a breakaway region that is not under the control of the Moldovan government in Chisinau. 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 U.S. government employees have restrictions on traveling to the area.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Moldova.
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:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.