Starting from June 24, 2021, the authorities of the Arab Republic have established new entry requirements:
• All passengers entering the Arab Republic of Egypt, through any airport, must present a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19, the test must not exceed 72 hours before entering the country. The hours will be calculated from the moment (time) of taking the test.
• All passengers from New Zealand, Australia, South Korea , Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, and Transiting through London Heathrow, Paris , Rome and Frankfurt will be allowed to provide a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed maximum 96 hours before entering the country.
• The submitted PCR test will be accepted if it meets the following requirements:
- the test should be printed, and should include the time and date of the sample collection, since 72 hours will be counted from that moment
- the test must be carried out by an accredited laboratory, and must be confirmed either by the seal of the laboratory (without any changes or additions), or by a QR code that will be associated with the results of the analysis on the official website of the laboratory
- the type of sample taken for the tampon should be indicated
- the type of test must be indicated (RT-PCR)
- the test is taken in Arabic or English
Children under the age of 6 are exempted from taking a PCR test
In case of violation of the above instructions, the analysis will need to be submitted again upon arrival at the airport (the passenger may be charged).
• All passengers with a COVID19 vaccination certificate can enter the Arab Republic (exempt from the PCR test) subject to the following conditions:
- the vaccination certificate was issued by an accredited laboratory in the country of receipt.
- contains a QR code (without any cancellations or additions).
- after 14 days from the date of the second dose: Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca / Sinopharm / Sinovac / Sputnik
- after 14 days have passed since the first dose of Johnson and Johnson
• All passengers (including transit passengers) staying in the last 14 days and arriving from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nibal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Brazil and Latin American countries, upon arrival in the Arab state, take a PCR test (ID NOW COVID -19), even if the passenger has a COVID19 vaccination certificate.
• All passengers must complete a declaration (written form in English) this will be presented at the airport on arrival.
Starting from June 9, 2021, the French authorities introduced new rules for entry, dividing countries into 3 zones: red zone, orange zone and green zone.
The Republic of Moldova belongs to the orange zone.
Therefore, all passengers, with the exception of children under 12 years old, arriving from the orange zone are obliged to fulfill the following conditions before traveling to France:
For vaccinated passengers:
- Moldovan citizens who have received all doses of the vaccine can travel on the basis of a biometric passport and can enter without good reason to enter:
- after 7 days for vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca
- after 28 days for vaccines: Johnson & Johnson.
For unvaccinated passengers:
- Passengers who have not been vaccinated are required to provide compelling reasons for entry (list of motives and categories) and must complete the following forms: file 1 (ENG), file 1 (FRA), file 2 (ENG), file 2 (FRA), file 3
- Passengers are required to provide one of the tests:
- A negative PCR test for COVID-19, the test must not exceed 72 hours before entering the country, or a negative antigen test taken 48 hours before entering the country. The time will be counted from the moment (time) of passing the test.
- Passengers are required to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival.
All information can be found at 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 the territory of Germany, which came into force on July 04, 2021 and will last until September 30, 2021, inclusive:
- All passengers entering Germany, as well as passengers in transit through Germany (depending on the final destination), must provide a negative test result for SARS COV-2 before departure. The test must be presented at check-in for the flight, 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 following types are allowed:
- RT-PCR must be done no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Germany. The time will be counted from the moment (time) of passing the test.
- Antigen must be done no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in Germany. The time will be counted from the moment (time) of passing the test.
The full vaccination certificate is also accepted (14 days after the last dose).
Certificates and tests are allowed in English, German and French, in print or electronic format. Acceptable vaccine types can be found at https://www.pei.de/EN/medicinal-products/vaccines-human/covid-19/covid-19-node.html
For more information, please follow the link.
For more details on travel conditions in the Federal Republic of Germany please access the following link.
Citizens of the Republic of Moldova, holders of biometric passports, can enter the territory of the Hellenic Republic, subject to the conditions of entry.
According to the decision taken by the Greek authorities, all passengers traveling on international flights to Greece must complete and send electronically a Form (PLF) no later than one day before entering the country. Families can submit a joint electronic PLF.
The form can be found here: https://travel.gov.gr/#/
Mandatory Completion of the Form (PLF) at https://travel.gov.gr/ applies to residents of Greece who depart on international flights from any Greek airport no later than the day before departure.
All passengers must provide one of the following documents (the exception is children under 12 years of age):
- negative PCR test performed 72 hours before entering the country (the result must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian, issued by an accredited laboratory)
- a negative result of a rapid antigen test taken 48 hours before entering the country
- confirmation of recovery (serological test - from 2 to 9 months)
- confirmation of vaccination (14 days after the last vaccine)
In addition, the border crossing points may carry out spot checks. If the test is positive, the passenger will be quarantined for 14 days.
For more information, please follow the link.
Dear passengers, we would like to inform you that starting from 16 May until 30 July 2021, the Italian authorities are introducing new entry requirements:
All passengers entering Italy are required to present a negative test result for COVID-19 (RT-PCR or Antigen), the test must not exceed 72 hours before entering the country. The hours will be calculated from the moment (time) of taking the test.
Children under 6 years old do not need to be tested.
Passengers arriving in Italy from the Republic of Moldova will have to go through 10 days of self-isolation, after which they will need to pass a second test for COVID-19.
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.
More information can be found by following the link.
It is important to fill-in the digital declaration, before arriving on the flight: dPLF
From 19 July 2021 until 18 October inclusive, due to the spread of the new COVID-19 strain, all passengers entering Ireland are required to present one of the following documents:
- Negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 electronically or on paper, the test must not exceed 72 hours before entering the country. The time will be counted from the moment (time) of passing the test.
- Positive RT-PCR test, 11 days after taking the test and does not exceed 180 days.
- Certificate of vaccination. Accepted vaccine approved by EMA:
- Pfizer / Biontech - 7 days after the last dose,
- Moderna and Johnson & Johnson - 14 days after the last dose,
- Astra Zeneca - 15 days after the last dose.
- Confirmation of recovery after COVID-19 disease proven by presentation of EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE
Children under 12 years old do not need to be tested.
A guide to Ireland's entry rules for EU and non-EU citizens can be found here.
From July 12, 2021, it is mandatory to complete the Passenger Locator Form online for all passengers departing on Chisinau-Dublin flights. 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.
Passengers who do not show proof of the PLF form will not be allowed on the flight because it will be considered a violation of the regulations.
All information can be found here.
Please note that passengers who have been in the last 14 days in countries related to the "red zone" (a complete list of countries belonging to the "red zone" here) must book a mandatory quarantine hotel in advance for self-isolation on the government platform. Mandatory quarantine hotel can be booked 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 test must not exceed 72 hours before entering the country. The hours will be calculated from the moment (time) of taking the test. 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. Also, when entering Israel, you must undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19 at Ben Gurion Airport. The test is paid independently by each passenger.
- 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.
More information can be found here.
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 prior to arrival at your destination. The hours will be calculated from the moment (time) of taking the test.
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.
- Leaving Israel for Israeli citizens and residents to a country identified as a destination with the highest level of risk is prohibited and can be done with permission commissions for exceptions. You can apply to the Commission on Exceptions to obtain permission to travel to these countries.
The ban on departing to these countries will not apply to those who fly through these countries on a connecting flight, provided that they stay at the airport and only there for less than 12 hours.
This provision does not apply to foreign citizens.
- Israeli citizens and residents aged 16 and over must complete a declaration form within 24 hours before leaving Israel. In the form, you must fill in your personal data and the personal data of passengers accompanying you, and a declaration that you will not visit locations with the maximum level of risk if you have not received permission from the Special Cases Commission to do so.
More information can be found here.
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. The hours will be calculated from the moment (time) of taking the test.
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.
- Passengers who have been vaccinated in the UK under the UK program (given the vaccination period, which is 14 days after full vaccination), can only have a test reservation on the 2nd day of arrival in the UK.
Vaccinations in other states are not accepted.
If the passenger has been in France in the last 10 days, it does not exempt the passenger from testing on the 8th day, even if he is fully vaccinated.
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 from a country that is a Red Zone for the UK cannot fly to London Stansted Airport (where Air Moldova flights are operated).
- The list of Red Zones is indicated here
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 July 19, 2021.
Thus, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection will establish the list of countries with increased epidemiological risk of transmitting COVID-19, classified as green and red zones. The list will be updated every 7 days, on Friday.
The list of countries is published on the official pages of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the National Agency for Public Health.
Entry into the Republic of Moldova from countries classified as green areas
-Passengers crossing the state border on the way into the Republic of Moldova and have spent the last 14 consecutive days in one or more countries classified as green zone (including those who have transited countries classified as red zone within no more than 24 hours) are required to present the negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test, and the test must not exceed 72 hours before entering to the Republic of Moldova.
The confirmation is presented on paper or in electronic format, in one of the Romanian, English, French, German, Italian or Russian languages.
Note: The time limit of 72 hours is calculated from the time of taking the samples / performing the test indicated in the confirmation document. In the case of non-stop air travel through airports in other States, the 72-hour period shall be calculated until the first embarkation from the country of departure.
-Passengers who cross the state border on the way to enter the Republic of Moldova and come from countries classified as green areas and do not have the negative result of the PCR COVID-19 test, will observe the self-isolation regime with a duration of 14 days. The respective persons will obligatorily complete the epidemiological file, as well as will sign the declaration on their own responsibility to observe the 14-day self-isolation regime, in the declared places.
In the case of minors up to 14 years of age, the epidemiological file and the declaration on their own responsibility are completed and signed by the legal representative or companion.
Exceptions to the provisions (list of exceptions green area) are established for the following categories of persons, if they do not show clinical signs of respiratory infection or fever.
Entry into the Republic of Moldova from countries classified as red zone
-Passengers who cross the state border on the way to enter the Republic of Moldova and come from countries classified as red zones (including those who have transited countries classified as green zones) will respect the self-isolation regime with a duration of 14 days. The respective persons will obligatorily complete the epidemiological file, as well as will sign the declaration on their own responsibility to observe the 14-day self-isolation regime, in the declared places. In the case of minors up to 14 years of age, the epidemiological file and the declaration on their own responsibility are completed and signed by the legal representative or companion.
*Exceptions to the provisions (list of red zone exceptions) are established for the following categories of persons, if they do not show clinical signs of respiratory infection or fever.
Passengers in self-isolation, arriving from countries classified as red zone, may discontinue this regimen after the 7th day if they perform a COVID-19 PCR test, and the result is negative.
Transit of the territory of the Republic of Moldova
Passengers in transit (not exceeding 24 hours from the moment of registration of entry into the Republic of Moldova), the transit itinerary being established by the General Inspectorate of Border Police.
More information can be found by following the link.
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.
- Presenting one of the following tests:
— negative test for COVID-19, namely, the COVID-19 RT-PCR molecular test, the test must not exceed 72 hours before entering the country. The hours will be calculated from the moment (time) of taking the test. The result presented in the original (with signature, stamp, etc.).
— a negative result of a rapid antigen test taken 48 hours before entering the country.
— vaccination certificate in electronic format EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE
Children under 12 years old do not need to be tested.
The following passengers will be accepted for the flight:
- Citizens of the Republic of Moldova, holders of biometric passports
- 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, the test must not exceed 72 hours before entering the country. The hours will be calculated from the moment (time) of taking the test.
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.
Starting from June 1, the Turkish authorities have established new rules for entering the country.
All passengers aged 6 years and older upon entering the territory of Turkey are required to present one of the following documents:
- Negative PCR test result for COVID-19, the test should not exceed 72 hours before entering the country. The time will be counted from the moment (time) of passing the test. 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.
- A negative result of a rapid antigen test taken 48 hours before entering the country.
- A document confirming that 2 vaccinations were given at least 14 days before the departure date. (2 certificates of vaccination)
- Document about the disease COVID-19 for the last 6 months.
Passengers arriving or who have been in the UK, Singapore, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in the last 14 days must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 before entering the country.
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. The mask should cover the mouth and the nose. The following types of protective masks are allowed by the airline: medical, N95/ FFP2/ KN95 without valves.
- In the event of COVID-19 symptoms during flight, passengers must inform the crew.