From 1 September, all passengers entering the Arab Republic of Egypt, through any airport, must present a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19, performed a maximum of 72 hours before departure to the Egypt.
This rule also applies to passengers in transit at airports in the Arab Republic of Egypt, even if the final destination does not require the presentation of a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 infection.
The test must be of the RT-PCR type, performed by a specialized laboratory, authenticated by a stamp, without corrections and / or modifications being applied to the document. The mandatory PCR test submitted to the Egyptian authorities must contain the date and time of collection of the biological sample and be translated into English.
Children under the age of 6 are exempted from taking a PCR test upon entering the territory of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
All passengers must complete a declaration (written form in English), this will be presented in Sharm El Sheikh on arrival.
Below regulations to be followed:
- The PCR analysis must be in English and does not exceed 72 hours from the date of the sample withdrawal.
- The PCR analysis should be stamped and includes the signature of the laboratory doctor.
- The PCR analysis should contain a watermark or an international barcode ( QR – Code ) that will be linked to the results of the analysis on the official website of the laboratory.
- In the event that there is no printed analysis from the laboratory, the passenger must have an official email with the result issued by the laboratory.
- The PCR analysis must contain complete passenger data.
- Any handwritten analysis will not be accepted.
In case violation of above instructions, the analysis will be repeated again upon arrival to SSH airport (fees might be charged to the passenger).
Starting from January 31, 2021, France has closed its borders to travel to / outside European territory, with the exception of certain categories of persons and for compelling reasons.
Persons traveling to France must complete the following conditions before traveling:
- correspond to the category of travelers who are allowed to enter France from outside the European territory (the categories are indicated below on the 1st page of the declaration)
- provide a justification for a compelling reason for your trip (the justifications are indicated in the application below)
- present a negative result of a RT PCR test for COVID-19, carried out no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in France (for people over 11 years old). The test is only accepted in English / French.
Passengers who did not submit a RT PCR test for COVID-19 result will not be allowed on the flight.
- complete a declaration on the absence of symptoms of Covid-19.
- provide an agreement to pass a possible antigen test or medical examination upon arrival in France;
- provide a self-isolation agreement within 7 days, possibly at a location indicated by the French authorities, and take a RT PCR test at the end of isolation.
Only those passengers who will present a letter of derogation regarding the test received from the French embassy can be admitted without the test.
Passengers must complete the following declarations:
- for passengers who are citizens of France or the European Union: file 1 (ENG), file 1 (FRA)
- for passengers from non-EU countries: file 2 (ENG), file 2 (FRA)
After completing the declaration, you will need to present it in a printed form at check-in / landing at the airport and to the French authorities on arrival.
Information can also be found on the website of the French Ministry of the Interior.
Dear passengers, we draw your attention to the fact that to leave France, you must fill out the declarations.
For more information follow the link.
The German authorities have introduced new requirements for wearing protective masks, which passengers must wear at the airport, on board aircraft, buses and other public places.
The following types of protective masks are allowed: medical, FFP2, KN95.
Regular cloth masks are not allowed. Children under 6 years old can be without a mask.
The rules for entering Germany, which entered into force on March 30, 2021 and will last until May 12, 2021 inclusive:
All passengers entering from countries with "high risk" (including from the Republic of Moldova), as well as passengers in transit through Germany, must provide a negative test result for COVID-19 (in English, German or French). The test must be done within 48 hours of arrival in Germany and must be presented at check-in, as well as at the request of the federal police or competent authorities when passing the border control in Germany.
The exception is children under 6 years of age.
The test types can be as follows:
For more information, please follow the link.
If a passenger does not have a negative test result for Covid-19 will not be allowed on the flight.
- Passengers entering Germany from red zone countries must self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival.
- They also must complete online PLF form before departure at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. After completing the PLF online form, the passenger receives a confirmation email. The presence of the completed form, as well as the correctness of its completion, are checked during check-in at the airport. Passengers must carry proof of completion of the PLF with them throughout the journey.
For more details on travel conditions in the Federal Republic of Germany please access the following link.
Dear passengers, we inform you that, based on the decision of the Italian authorities, the citizens of the Republic of Moldova have the right to enter Italy under follow rules:
- PCR test is not obligatory anymore
- Pax travelling from Moldova can enter Italy if they can prove:
- Urgent work reasons
- Urgent health reasons
- Urgent study reasons
- Going back to pax residence/domicile
- Citizens of EU (including Rumenians) can enter Italy even if they are not residents
- Direct family members (children or parents, usband/wife) of pax under points 4 and 5.
To complete the trip, it is mandatory to fill in the forms requested by the Italian authorities. Please print and fill the statements in advance:
Due to the spread of the new strain of COVID-19, all passengers entering Ireland are required to present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 electronically or on paper, and the test must be done no earlier than 72 hours before departure to Ireland.
Passengers departing on Chisinau-Dublin flights must complete the Passenger Locator Form online. Access the link below for detailed information and complete the online declaration.
Upon completion of the declaration, passengers will receive a confirmation email with a QR code that will be required to present at check-in, but also at the border police, upon entry into Ireland. The declaration can be completed 24 hours before the flight, or even on the day of the flight.
Ireland included the Republic of Moldova in the list of countries with an increased risk of infection with COVID-19.
From April 6, a mandatory hotel quarantine is introduced for a period of 14 days (which must be booked and paid in advance, the cost of which is 1875 euros) for all passengers, regardless of nationality, who will cross the Irish border from the Republic of Moldova, as well as crossing the Republic of Moldova in transit, regardless from having a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test performed no later than 72 hours before arrival in Ireland, or even if the passenger is vaccinated!
Detailed information on the mandatory quarantine procedure in hotels can be found here.
In the event that, while staying at the designated hotel, the passenger receives a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test conducted on the 10th day, the quarantine period ends immediately.
All information can be found here.
starting on March 15, 2021, the Israeli authorities have introduced new rules for flights to / from Israel:
For entry into the State of Israel is required:
- All passengers flying to Israel must complete the Clearance Application no earlier than 24 hours before departure.
- Foreign citizens need to obtain a Permit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Israel.
- Passengers arriving in Israel and staying abroad for more than 72 hours must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 to the airline before departure. The analysis must be submitted within 72 hours before departure to Israel. This obligation will also apply to those who have a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery, and this is a condition of entry into Israel.
- Mandatory quarantine. The period of stay in quarantine is 14 days, or 10 days, subject to the delivery of two tests, the results of which will be negative, within the time frame established by the procedure.
Exit from Israel will be allowed to the following passengers:
- Passengers who have been vaccinated (Vaccination Certificate) or recovered (Covid Recovery Certificate), and have valid certificates from the Israeli Ministry of Health, or who have presented a negative PCR test for COVID-19, issued no more than 72 hours before departure to Israel.
- Passengers who are not citizens or residents of Israel.
- Passengers who complete a Declaration on the website of the Ministry of Health, no earlier than 24 hours before departure.
According to the rules for entering the territory of the Republic of Moldova, passengers who can present only a Covid Recovery Certificate will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
We would like to inform you about the new rules for entering the UK, which entered into force on 15 February 2021.
To travel to the UK, you must meet the following requirements before flying:
1. Submit a negative test result before departure (which must be done within 3 days before departure) in English.
According to information from www.gov.uk, the following types of tests are accepted: RT PCR, RT LAMP and antigen test from a lateral flow device. Details can be found by accessing the link.
When checking in for a flight, all passengers, except for children under 11 years old, must present a negative test result. The test result must be presented in the original in English, French or Spanish; translation tests will not be accepted.
The test result should contain the following information:
- the surname / name of the passenger that matches the carriage documents
- passenger's date of birth or age
- test result
- date of the test
- name and contacts of the laboratory in which the test was performed
- test name
If the test result does not contain all of the above information or the PCR test result is missing, the passenger will be denied boarding.
The test result can be presented in paper or electronic form, when presenting the result in electronic form, the passenger must provide his electronic device with the necessary level of charge.
2. Book a retest in advance upon arrival in the UK on days 2 and 8. Confirmation of booking about testing must be indicated in the Passenger Locator Form.
3. Fill in the online form Passenger Locator Form (starting 48 hours before the flight date or on the day of the latest flight) . After completing the form you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code that you will have to present at check-in / boarding, and on arrival in London. (Confirmation can be submitted in hard copy or on your phone.)
4. Passengers who have been / have crossed over the last 10 days in a country that is a Red Zone for the UK must self-check at the hotel, which is booked individually at the expense of the passengers. Booking confirmation is indicated in the Passenger Locator Form.
5. Upon arrival, the passenger must self-isolate for 10 days.
6. It is legal requirement to wear a mask on public transport in the UK. Failure to comply with these requirements will be punishable by law with a fine of £ 10,000 or imprisonment.
Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed advice on public health issues and requirements for entering the UK.
Official information on UK entry regulations can be found here.
In attention of passengers departing from the UK!
To depart from the UK, passengers must complete a declaration. To fill out the declaration, as well as for more detailed information, please follow the link.
We inform you that the decision of the National Emergency Commission for Public Health establishes measures for the prevention and control of COVID-19 infection when crossing the state border in the direction of entry into the Republic of Moldova, starting from March 23, 2021.
Passengers crossing the border of the Republic of Moldova, upon entry, must present the result of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 (in Moldovan, Russian, English or French), carried out no more than 72 hours before departure to the Republic of Moldova.
An exception is established for the following categories of persons if they do not have clinical signs of a respiratory infection or high temperature:
- children under 5 years;
- drivers and service personnel of vehicles for the transport of goods and vehicles for the transfer of passengers on a paid basis, with more than 9 seats, including the driver's seat, crews and service personnel of aircraft / ships and crews and service personnel of trains;
- persons traveling for reasons related to health conditions or in humanitarian areas, including an accompanying person, as the case may be (with the presentation of supporting documents);
- pupils / students attending classes in educational units / institutions on the territory of neighboring countries or the Republic of Moldova, with the presentation of supporting documents;
- cross-border workers entering the Republic of Moldova from Romania or Ukraine, as well as workers from the Republic of Moldova hired by economic agents from these countries, who will provide confirmation of contractual relations with the relevant economic agents;
- holders of diplomatic, service, official, special and other similar passports, as well as holders of Laissez-Passer travel documents issued by the United Nations, including family members of staff of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations / missions accredited in the Republic of Moldova, and / or humanitarian personnel;
- persons passing in transit, the transit route is established by the General Inspectorate of the Border Police;
- persons who have a supporting document on the introduction of the vaccine against COVID-19, presented in one of the following languages: Romanian, English or Russian.
In addition, passengers who do not present a negative PCR test for COVID-19, as well as passengers not included in the exceptions listed above, will be required to complete a declaration of compliance with the 14-day self-isolation regime, regardless of the point of arrival.
Passengers arriving in the Republic of Moldova must complete the epidemiological file.
In the case of minors under the age of 14, the epidemiological file and declaration are completed and signed at their own risk by the legal representative or accompanying person.
In all other cases, the self-isolation regime can be interrupted for 10 days in case of a negative PCR test for COVID-19.
To travel from the Republic of Moldova to Portugal, all passengers must comply with the following rules imposed by the Portuguese authorities:
- Completion of the form (before departure).
- After completing the form you will have to present it by a printed copy at check-in / boarding at the airport.
- Presentation of the negative COVID-19 test, namely, the COVID-19 RT-PCR molecular test, which will be done no earlier than 72 hours before departure to Portugal. The result presented in the original (with signature, stamp, etc.).
- Children under 24 months do not need to be tested for Covid-19.
The following passengers will be accepted for the flight:
- Citizens of Portugal
- Holders of Romanian passport
- Holders of the European Passport with Portuguese Residence Visa and Employment Contract
- Holders of the European Passport with Employment Contract and Work Visa in the Passport.
In order to prevent the risks of spreading the virus, additional protection measures are taken on all flights operated by the company.
We draw your attention to the fact that entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for citizens of the Russian Federation, as well as for certain categories of passengers, a complete list of which is indicated here.
Passengers departing to Russia must print and complete a declaration on one sheet of paper (on both sides)
Entry rules by category:
Citizens of the Russian Federation flying to Russia must complete a special form on the public services portal (www.gosuslugi.ru) before departure, then, within three days from the moment of arrival in the Russian Federation, upload the results of the PCR test for COVID-19 into the previously completed questionnaire. Before receiving the results of the PCR test for COVID-19, it is necessary to observe the self-isolation regime at the place of residence (stay).
Passengers flying to Russia, including passengers traveling in transit through the airports of the Russian Federation, for check-in and boarding, must present a negative PCR test at the Chisinau airport, made no earlier than 72 hours before departure to the Russian Federation.
The test must be submitted in Russian or English, or with a translation into Russian, the correctness of which is certified by a consular officer of the Russian Federation.
In the absence of a negative PCR test result, passengers flying to the Russian Federation will not be allowed to fly.
Information on tests for foreign citizens can be found at the link.
We kindly ask all passengers to follow the updates and changes from the Russian Federation on the website.
All passengers aged 6 years and older upon entering Turkey are required to present a negative result of PCR test for COVID-19, made no earlier than 72 hours before departure to Turkey.
The PCR test for COVID-19 must be confirmed by the seal and logo of the laboratory or medical institution where the PCR test was performed.
In case of absence of negative result, passengers will not be allowed to fly from Chisinau to Istanbul.
Passengers transiting Turkey do not need a COVID-19 test.
- In the cabin of the aircraft will be accepted only 1 small hand luggage with personal belongings strictly necessary during the flight (such as a lady's bag or backpack). This luggage will be placed under the seat in front of the passenger. The use of luggage compartments in the aircraft lounge is prohibited.
- Standard cabin luggage of 8 kg / with dimensions 50x40x25 will be delivered to the hold free of charge.
- Passengers will be subjected to body temperature control, and persons with a body temperature above 37.5 C or who will have specific COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to fly.
- All passengers must wear masks inside the airport and during the flight. (masks must be changed every 4 hours).
- In the event of COVID-19 symptoms during flight, passengers must inform the crew. Hold baggage is still accepted according to the ticket.
Starting from March 15, 2021, all passengers flying to Turkey must complete the TRAVELER ENTRY FORM following the link. The declaration must be completed within a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure to Turkey. Passengers need to submit the declaration before check-in in a printed form on paper or download it to the phone.
- Only people who are going to make a trip will be admitted to Chisinau International Airport.
- Passengers will be subjected to a body temperature check, and people with a temperature above 37.5 C, or who will have specific COVID-19 symptoms, will not be allowed to fly.
- All passengers must wear masks inside the airport and during the flight. (masks must be changed every 4 hours).
- In the event of COVID-19 symptoms during flight, passengers must inform the crew.