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Airlines Updates

06.10.2020 Moldavian carrier FlyOne during the month of October 2020 schedules following service, including resumed service to Russia. Following operation is effective 01OCT20 – 24OCT20, although further changes remain possible.

Chisinau – Dublin 1 weekly
Chisinau – Moscow Vnukovo eff 08OCT20 1 daily
Chisinau – Paris CDG 1 weekly
Chisinau – Parma 2 weekly
Chisinau – Verona 2 weekly

07.09.2020 Moldova-based startup carrier HiSky recently further delays planned service launch. The airline now intends to begin service in early-October, instead of mid-September 2020, based on the airline’s web booking system.

Chisinau – Dublin eff 03OCT20 2 weekly
Chisinau – London Stansted eff 02OCT20 3 weekly
Chisinau – Paris Beauvais eff 03OCT20 2 weekly

Published on 20.08.2020
HiSky further delays service launch to mid-Sep 2020

12.08.2020 Air Moldova during the month of August 2020 schedules 12 routes, as of 11AUG20. Planned operation as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation.

Chisinau – Bologna 1 weekly
Chisinau – Dublin 3 weekly
Chisinau – Frankfurt 2 weekly
Chisinau – Istanbul 2 weekly
Chisinau – Lisbon eff 21AUG20 1 weekly
Chisinau – London Stansted 3-4 weekly
Chisinau – Milan Malpensa 1 weekly
Chisinau – Paris Beauvais 2 weekly
Chisinau – Rome 1 weekly
Chisinau – St. Petersburg 2 weekly
Chisinau – Tel Aviv 2 weekly
Chisinau – Verona 1 weekly

Published on 22.07.2020
HiSky revises operation from August 2020
Moldova-based start-up carrier HiSky continues to delay planned operation, based on the airline’s website booking system. With the exception of 1 flight on 01AUG20 to Paris, the airline’s regular scheduled service is now scheduled to commence by late-August 2020.

Chisinau – Dublin eff 22AUG20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Lisbon eff 27AUG20 1 weekly
Chisinau – London Stansted eff 23AUG20 3 weekly
Chisinau – Paris Beauvais 1 flight scheduled on 02AUG20, 2 weekly from 22AUG20

In addition to Dusseldorf, the airline also removed planned service to Bologna, previously scheduled from 16AUG20.

10.07.2020 Moldova’s start-up carrier HiSky once again delayed planned service launch, according to its booking system online. Based on the airline’s listing, the airline now intends to commence service on 01AUG20, instead of 01JUL20.

Chisinau – Bologna eff 16AUG20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Dublin eff 01AUG20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Lisbon eff 06AUG20 1 weekly
Chisinau – London Stansted eff 02AUG20 3 weekly
Chisinau – Paris Beauvais eff 01AUG20 2 weekly
23.06.2020 Moldova’s FlyOne plans to resume scheduled operation from July 2020, announced by the airline. Upon service resumption, revised summer 2020 schedule sees the airline operates 9 routes, instead of 11.

Chisinau – Dublin eff 05JUL20 2 weekly (3 weekly 21JUL20 – 13SEP20)
Chisinau – Frankfurt Hahn eff 13JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Lisbon eff 11JUL20 1 weekly
Chisinau – Moscow Vnukovo eff 01JUL20 2 daily
Chisinau – Paris CDG eff 03JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Parma eff 04JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – St. Petersburg eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Tel Aviv eff 19JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Verona eff 03JUL20 2 weekly

Following routes will not be offered in summer season upon resumption:
Chisinau – London Southend
Chisinau – Venice
Published on 22.06.2020
FlyOne S20 operations as of 21JUN20

Published on 08.06.2020

Air Moldova S20 revised operation as of 03JUN20

Air Moldova last week filed revised summer operation, as the airline tentatively scheduled to resume operation from July 2020. Subject to various restrictions and market conditions, planned operation as of 03JUN20 listed below remains likely to change.

Chisinau – Barcelona eff 01JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Berlin Schoenefeld eff 07JUL20 3 weekly (2 weekly from 18SEP20)
Chisinau – Bologna eff 02JUL20 3 weekly
Chisinau – Dublin eff 02JUL20 5 weekly (1 daily 03JUL20 – 04OCT20)
Chisinau – Frankfurt eff 01JUL20 4 weekly
Chisinau – Istanbul eff 01JUL20 1 daily
Chisinau – Krasnodar eff 04JUL20 3 weekly (2 weekly from 28SEP20)
Chisinau – Larnaca eff 03JUL20 2 weekly (1 weekly from 06OCT20)
Chisinau – Lisbon eff 03JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – London Stansted eff 01JUL20 5 weekly (6 weekly 27JUL20 – 04OCT20)
Chisinau – Milan Malpensa eff 01JUL20 3 weekly (2 weekly from 01OCT20)
Chisinau – Moscow Domodedovo eff 01JUL20 4 daily (3 daily from 15SEP20)
Chisinau – Nice eff 03JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Paris Beauvais eff 02JUL20 4 weekly (3 weekly from 15SEP20)
Chisinau – Rome eff 01JUL20 3 weekly (2 weekly from 03OCT20)
Chisinau – St. Petersburg eff 01JUL20 8 weekly (5-6 weekly from 29SEP20)
Chisinau – Tel Aviv eff 01JUL20 6 weekly
Chisinau – Thessaloniki eff 02JUL20 2 weekly
Chisinau – Verona eff 02JUL20 4 weekly (2 weekly from 04OCT20)
Chisinau – Venice eff 01JUL20 3 weekly (2 weekly from 01OCT20)

 

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Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Albania, Andorra, Brazil, Czechia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United States
Passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Brazil, Czechia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA or United Arab Emirates are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Moldova (Rep.).
– This does not apply to family members of passengers with a residence permit issued by Moldova (Rep.).
– This does not apply to passengers with a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination certificate.
– This does not apply to students.

Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited through Albania, Andorra, Brazil, Czechia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA or United Arab Emirates.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Moldova (Rep.).
– This does not apply to family members of passengers with a residence permit issued by Moldova (Rep.).
– This does not apply to passengers with a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination certificate.
– This does not apply to students.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

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Flight Restrictions

published 29.10.2020

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Eswatini, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Moldova (Rep.).
– This does not apply to family member of passengers with a residence permit issued by Moldova (Rep.).
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as students.
– This does not apply to students.

Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited through Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Eswatini, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR and category.

There is no requirement to self-isolate if you present a negative test result.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

You must present a printed negative result from a PCR test conducted less than 72 hours before your time of embarkation (if travelling by mass transport) or your arrival time at the border (if travelling by private means). Current rules do not specify whether electronic documents are acceptable, but you are recommended to bring your test result in paper form. The test result can be in English, Romanian, Russian, German, Italian or French.

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  • Moldova Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Moldova: On entering Moldova, you must complete a form containing certain information about your state of health (relevant to the COVID pandemic) and confirming that you will self-isolate for 14 days unless exempt from doing so. You will be exempt from self-isolation if you present a printed negative result from a PCR test conducted less than 72 hours before your time of embarkation (if travelling by mass transport) or your arrival time at the border (if travelling by private means). Current rules do not specify whether electronic documents are acceptable, but you are recommended to bring your test result in paper form. The test result can be in English, Romanian, Russian, German, Italian or French.
    You will also be exempt from self-isolation if you can present proof of having received a vaccination against COVID-19. The rules do not specify that two doses must have been received. The document proving you have been vaccinated can be in English, Romanian, Russian, German, Italian or French. You should check for updates on border crossings with Ukraine and Romania on the Moldovan Border Police website.
    *Quarantine requirements: In addition to the exemptions mentioned above, the following categories of traveller are also exempt from self-isolation:
    • children under 5 years old; • drivers of cargo vehicles and passengers transport; • persons traveling for medical treatment, or humanitarian reasons; • students coming for studies, exams, or academic contests upon presenting confirmation papers;
    • workers with a visa, residence permit, or work contract; • persons returning from a work-related visit abroad upon providing a confirmation that they were delegated to travel; •members of official visiting delegations; • cross-border workers; • crews and service personnel of aircraft, ships, and trains; • passengers in transit; • sportsmen and accompanying staff traveling to international sports events; • persons summoned by Moldovan law enforcement institutions; • diplomatic passport holders and their family members. Persons in self-isolation may stop self-isolating if they take a PCR test after day 10 and the result is negative.
    *Transdniestria: To enter the Transnistrian region of Moldova you need to submit a form to the Transnistrian de facto authorities for prior approval at least 24 hours before your planned arrival date. If you present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before entering the Transnistrian region of Moldova, or take a test upon arrival and the result is negative, you will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    *Data collection: Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Moldova: There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Moldova has announced a state of emergency in public health that will be in place until 18 April 2021. Measures include the closure of restaurants and bars between 8pm to 7am (food delivery services are operating). Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Theatres and concert halls are closed until further notice. Markets are open between 7am and 3pm. Malls and commercial centres are closing at 6pm. Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless absolutely necessary. Most types of the events are prohibited. Most schooling is online. You must wear a mask outside and in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have the authority to issue fines for non-compliance.

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    01.05.2021
  • Moldova Latest News: ‘State of Public Health Emergency’ effective 30 November, foreigners coming from ‘red zone’ countries face restrictions (OSAC, 30.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Moldova: On entering Moldova, you must complete a form containing certain information about your state of health (relevant to the COVID pandemic) and confirming that you will self-isolate for 14 days unless exempt from doing so. You will be exempt from self-isolation if you present a printed negative result from a PCR test conducted less than 72 hours before your scheduled date and time of arrival. Electronic copies are not acceptable. The test result must be in English, Romanian, Russian or French. A number of further exemptions exist, as set out below.
    You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova. You should check for updates on border crossings with Ukraine and Romania on the Moldovan Border Police website.
    *Quarantine requirements: If you are travelling to Moldova from the UK, you are required to present a negative PCR test result and you will not have to self-isolate. Exemptions to submitting a test result (and self-isolating) apply to the following categories:
    • children under 5 years old;
    • drivers of cargo vehicles and passengers transport;
    • persons traveling for medical treatment, or humanitarian reasons;
    • students coming for studies, exams, or academic contests upon presenting confirmation papers;
    • workers with a visa, residence permit, or work contract;
    • persons returning from a work-related visit abroad upon providing a confirmation that they were delegated to travel;
    • members of official visiting delegations;
    • cross-border workers;
    • crews and service personnel of aircraft/ships and service personnel of train sets;
    • passengers in transit;
    • sportsmen and accompanying staff traveling to international sports events;
    • persons summoned by Moldovan law enforcement institutions;
    • persons who were not allowed to enter Romania or Ukraine via land border crossing points;
    • persons who hold a confirmation document that they have been vaccinated with two doses of anti-COVID vaccine;
    • diplomatic passport holders and their dependents
    Persons in self-isolation may stop self-isolating if they take a PCR test after day 10 and the result is negative.
    To enter the Transnistrian region you need to submit a form to the local authorities for prior approval at least 24 hours before your planned arrival date. If you present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before entering the Transnistrian region, or take a test upon arrival and the result is negative, you will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    *Data collection: Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Moldova: There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Moldova has announced a state of emergency in public health that will be in place until 18 April 2021. Measures include the closure of restaurants and bars between 8pm to 7am (food delivery services are operating). Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Theatres and concert halls are closed until further notice. Markets are open between 7am and 3pm. Malls and commercial centres are closing at 6pm.
    Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless absolutely necessary. Most types of the events are prohibited. Most schooling is online. You must wear a mask outside and in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have the authority to issue fines for non-compliance.

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    23.03.2021
  • Moldova Latest News: ‘State of Public Health Emergency’ effective 30 November, foreigners coming from ‘red zone’ countries face restrictions (OSAC, 30.11.2020). Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Moldova: On entering Moldova, you must complete a form containing certain information about your state of health (relevant to the COVID pandemic) and confirming that you will self-isolate for 14 days unless exempt from doing so. You will be exempt from self-isolation if you present a negative result from a PCR test conducted less than 72 hours before your scheduled date and time of arrival. The test result must be in English, Romanian, Russian or French. A number of further exemptions exist, as set out below.
    You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova. You should check for updates on border crossings with Ukraine and Romania on the Moldovan Border Police website.
    *Quarantine requirements: If you are travelling to Moldova from the UK, you are required to present a negative PCR test result and you will not have to self-isolate. Exemptions to submitting a test result (and self-isolating) apply to the following categories:
    • children under 5 years old;
    • drivers of cargo vehicles and passengers transport;
    • persons traveling for medical treatment, or humanitarian reasons;
    • students coming for studies, exams, or academic contests upon presenting confirmation papers;
    • workers with a visa, residence permit, or work contract;
    • persons returning from a work-related visit abroad upon providing a confirmation that they were delegated to travel;
    • members of official visiting delegations;
    • cross-border workers;
    • crews and service personnel of aircraft/ships and service personnel of train sets;
    • passengers in transit;
    • sportsmen and accompanying staff traveling to international sports events;
    • persons summoned by Moldovan law enforcement institutions;
    • persons who were not allowed to enter Romania or Ukraine via land border crossing points;
    • persons who hold a confirmation document that they have been vaccinated with two doses of anti-COVID vaccine;
    • diplomatic passport holders and their dependents
    Persons who are in self-isolation may stop self-isolating after day 10 if they take the PCR test upon arrival and the result is negative.
    To enter the Transnistrian region you need to submit a form to the local authorities for prior approval at least 24 hours before your planned arrival date. If you present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before entering the Transnistrian region, or take a test upon arrival and the result is negative, you will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    *Data collection: Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Moldova: There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Moldova has announced a state of emergency that will be in place until 15 April 2021. The Ministry of Health has announced the closure of restaurants and bars between 10pm to 7am. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Theatres and concert halls are closed until 15 March.
    Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless absolutely necessary. Events with fewer than 50 people are allowed, but cannot take place close to public institutions, schools, hospitals, or other institutions with a high risk of infection.
    You must wear a mask outside and in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    06.03.2021
  • Moldova Latest News: ‘State of Public Health Emergency’ effective 30 November, foreigners coming from ‘red zone’ countries face restrictions (OSAC, 30.11.2020). Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: The Moldovan government announced the suspension of all UK flights to and from Moldova with effect from midnight on 23 December. On 6 January the Moldovan government announced that all UK flights to and from Chisinau would resume from midnight on 8 January.
    *Entry to Moldova: As of 5 March, you must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result to enter Moldova. The test must be taken within 72 hours of your scheduled arrival date. The test result must be in English, Romanian or Russian. There is no requirement to self-isolate if you present a negative test result. You should consult the list of ‘red list’ countries regularly as these are updated every 2 weeks. The UK is not currently on the ‘red list’.
    You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova.
    You should check for updates on border crossings with Ukraine and Romania on the Moldovan Border Police website.
    *Quarantine requirements: If you are travelling to Moldova from the UK, you are required to present a negative PCR test result and you will not have to self-isolate. Exemptions to submitting a test result (and self-isolating) apply to the following categories:
    • children under 5 years old;
    • drivers of cargo vehicles and passengers transport;
    • members of official visiting delegations;
    • cross-border workers;
    • crews and service personnel of aircraft/ships and service personnel of train sets;
    • passengers in transit;
    • persons who hold a confirmation document that they have been vaccinated with two doses of anti-COVID vaccine;
    To enter the Transnistrian region you need to submit a form to the local authorities for prior approval at least 24 hours before your planned arrival date. If you present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before entering the Transnistrian region, or take a test upon arrival and the result is negative, you will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    *Data collection: Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Moldova: There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Moldova has announced a state of emergency that will be in place until 15 April 2021. The Ministry of Health has announced the closure of restaurants and bars between 10pm to 7am. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Theatres and concert halls are closed until 15 March.
    Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless absolutely necessary. Events with fewer than 50 people are allowed, but cannot take place close to public institutions, schools, hospitals, or other institutions with a high risk of infection.
    You must wear a mask outside and in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    04.03.2021
  • Moldova Latest News: ‘State of Public Health Emergency’ effective 30 November, foreigners coming from ‘red zone’ countries face restrictions (OSAC, 30.11.2020). Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: The Moldovan government announced the suspension of all UK flights to and from Moldova with effect from midnight on 23 December. On 6 January the Moldovan government announced that all UK flights to and from Chisinau would resume from midnight on 8 January.
    *Entry to Moldova: On 21 December, the Moldovan government announced the suspension of all UK flights to and from Chisinau from midnight on 23 December. On 6 January the Moldovan government announced that all UK flights to and from Chisinau would resume from midnight on 8 January. You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova. You should check for updates on border crossings with Ukraine and Romania on the Moldovan Border Police website.
    *Quarantine requirements: If you are travelling to Moldova from the UK, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, unless you are in the following categories:
    • drivers and service personnel carrying out the carriage of goods and means of transport; the crews and service personnel of aircraft/ships, and brigades and service personnel of train sets;
    • persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons, including their attendants;
    • foreign students who travel for the purpose of admission or are enrolled in educational institutions in Moldova;
    • holders of diplomatic and service passports, members of diplomatic missions and consular offices accredited to Moldova;
    • in transiting through Moldova
    *Data collection: Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Moldova: There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Moldova has announced a state of emergency that will be in place from 30th November until 15th January. The Ministry of Health has announced the closure of restaurants and bars between 10pm to 7am. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Public events in theatres, cinemas and sports arenas are not permitted. Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless absolutely necessary.
    Events with fewer than 50 people are allowed, but cannot take place close to public institutions, schools, hospitals, or other institutions with a high risk of infection.
    You must wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    05.02.2021
  • Moldova Latest News: ‘State of Public Health Emergency’ effective 30 November, foreigners coming from ‘red zone’ countries face restrictions (OSAC, 30.11.2020). Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: The Moldovan government announced the suspension of all UK flights to and from Moldova with effect from midnight on 23 December. On 6 January the Moldovan government announced that all UK flights to and from Chisinau would resume from midnight on 8 January.
    *Entry to Moldova: On 21 December, the Moldovan government announced the suspension of all UK flights to and from Chisinau from midnight on 23 December. On 6 January the Moldovan government announced that all UK flights to and from Chisinau would resume from midnight on 8 January. You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova. You should check for updates on border crossings with Ukraine and Romania on the Moldovan Border Police website.
    *Quarantine requirements: If you are travelling to Moldova from the UK, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, unless you are in the following categories:
    • drivers and service personnel carrying out the carriage of goods and means of transport; the crews and service personnel of aircraft/ships, and brigades and service personnel of train sets;
    • persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons, including their attendants;
    • foreign students who travel for the purpose of admission or are enrolled in educational institutions in Moldova;
    • holders of diplomatic and service passports, members of diplomatic missions and consular offices accredited to Moldova;
    • in transiting through Moldova
    *Data collection: Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Moldova: There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place.
    *Public places and services: Moldova has announced a state of emergency that will be in place from 30th November until 15th January. The Ministry of Health has announced the closure of restaurants and bars between 10pm to 7am. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Public events in theatres, cinemas and sports arenas are not permitted. Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless absolutely necessary. Events with fewer than 50 people are allowed, but cannot take place close to public institutions, schools, hospitals, or other institutions with a high risk of infection. You must wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    07.01.2021
  • Moldova Latest News: ‘State of Public Health Emergency’ effective 30 November, foreigners coming from ‘red zone’ countries face restrictions (OSAC, 30.11.2020). Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Moldova: On 21 December, the Moldovan government announced the suspension of all UK flights to and from Chisinau from midnight on 23 December. No date to review this decision has been announced. Land border crossings (Romania and Ukraine): on 21 December, the UK was taken off the ‘red list’ of countries by the Moldovan authorities. From this date, foreign nationals, including UK Nationals travelling by land from the UK may enter Moldova. You should consult this this list (available in English) before you plan to travel which will be reviewed every fourteen days. You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova. You should check for updates on border crossings with Ukraine and Romania on the Moldovan Border Police website.
    *Quarantine requirements: If you are travelling from a country that is not on the red list, or you are exempt, you are not required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. If you are transiting a country on the red list, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days unless you are in the following categories:
    • drivers and service personnel carrying out the carriage of goods and means of transport; the crews and service personnel of aircraft/ships, and brigades and service personnel of train sets;
    • persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons, including their attendants;
    • foreign students who travel for the purpose of admission or are enrolled in educational institutions in Moldova;
    • holders of diplomatic and service passports, members of diplomatic missions and consular offices accredited to Moldova;
    • in transiting through Moldova
    *Data collection: Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Moldova: There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.

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    22.12.2020
  • Moldova Latest News: Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Moldova:
    Foreign nationals are subject to a categorization, which allows them to enter Moldova or not. Consult this list (available in Romanian) before you plan to travel which will be reviewed every fourteen days. You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova. Exemptions apply for the following categories, irrespective of the country you are travelling from:
    • family members of Moldovan citizens;
    • family members of foreign citizens who have a residence permit in Moldova;
    • persons holding a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to a residence permit issued by the authorities;
    • members and dependents of diplomatic missions, consular Posts and international organisations accredited in Moldova, and personnel providing humanitarian aid;
    • passengers in transit;
    • persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons;
    • cross-border workers;
    • drivers and service personnel, for the purpose of transportation of goods (aircraft, ship and train crew);
    • foreign pupils/students who are being admitted or are enrolled in educational institutions in Moldova;
    • foreign citizens working as teachers in Moldova;
    The Moldovan government has closed most border crossings to Ukraine and Romania (for details, check the Moldovan Border Police website).

    Internal Restrictions:
    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova. Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place. Moldova has announced a state of emergency that will be in place from 30th November until 15th January. The Ministry of Health has announced the closure of restaurants and bars between 10pm to 7am. Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed. Public events in theatres, cinemas and sports arenas are not permitted. Groups of three or less may gather publicly. People over 63 are not able to leave the house unless absolutely necessary. Events with fewer than 50 people are allowed, but cannot take place close to public institutions, schools, hospitals, or other institutions with a high risk of infection. You must wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    30.11.2020
  • Moldova Latest News: Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Moldova:
    Foreign nationals are subject to a categorization, which allows them to enter Moldova or not. Consult this list (available in Romanian) before you plan to travel which will be reviewed every fourteen days. You should contact your travel operator and air carrier for more information before travelling to Moldova. Exemptions apply for the following categories, irrespective of the country you are travelling from:
    • family members of Moldovan citizens;
    • family members of foreign citizens who have a residence permit in Moldova;
    • persons holding a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to a residence permit issued by the authorities;
    • members and dependents of diplomatic missions, consular Posts and international organisations accredited in Moldova, and personnel providing humanitarian aid;
    • passengers in transit;
    • persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons;
    • cross-border workers;
    • drivers and service personnel, for the purpose of transportation of goods (aircraft, ship and train crew);
    • foreign pupils/students who are being admitted or are enrolled in educational institutions in Moldova;
    • foreign citizens working as teachers in Moldova;
    The Moldovan government has closed most border crossings to Ukraine and Romania (for details, check the Moldovan Border Police website).

    *Quarantine requirements:
    If you are travelling from a country that is not on the red list, or you are exempt, you are not required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
    If you are transiting a country on the red list, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days unless you are in the following categories:
    • drivers and service personnel carrying out the carriage of goods and means of transport; the crews and service personnel of aircraft/ships, and brigades and service personnel of train sets;
    • persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons, including their attendants;
    • foreign students who travel for the purpose of admission or are enrolled in educational institutions in Moldova;
    • holders of diplomatic and service passports, members of diplomatic missions and consular offices accredited to Moldova;
    • in transiting through Moldova.

    *Data collection:
    Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    Internal Restrictions:
    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova. Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place. Moldova has announced the lifting of the State of Emergency and the easing of some coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. The government has taken steps to restart economic activity.
    Social distancing guidelines remain in place and you must wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    28.09.2020
  • Moldova Moldova has opened its borders to foreigners from countries with less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 people. The ruling takes effect on Monday, 31 August. (Sources, 31.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Commercial flights are operating to and from Moldova. The Moldovan government has closed most border crossings to Ukraine and Romania (for details, check the Moldovan Border Police website . You should consult this list (available in Romanian) before you plan to travel which will be reviewed every fourteen days. You are not permitted to travel from a country on the ‘red list.’ Exemptions apply for the following categories, irrespective of the country you are travelling from:
    family members of Moldovan citizens; persons with a business visit visa; persons holding a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to a residence permit issued by the authorities; members and dependents of diplomatic missions, consular Posts and international organisations accredited in Moldova, and personnel providing humanitarian aid; passengers in transit; persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons; cross-border workers; drivers and service personnel, for the purpose of transportation of goods (aircraft, ship and train crew).
    If you are travelling from a country that is not on the red list, or you are exempt, you are not required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
    Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova. Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place. Moldova has announced the lifting of the State of Emergency and the easing of some coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. The government has taken steps to restart economic activity.
    Social distancing guidelines remain in place and you must wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    07.09.2020
  • Moldova
    *****International Restrictions
    Commercial flights are operating to and from Moldova. The Moldovan government has closed most border crossings to Ukraine and Romania (for details, check the Moldovan Border Police website [http://www.border.gov.md/index.php/en/]. Unless you hold Moldovan residency you will not be permitted to enter Moldova until 31 August, unless you meet one of the following categories: family members of Moldovan citizens; persons with a business visit visa; persons holding a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to a residence permit issued by the authorities; members and dependents of diplomatic missions, consular Posts and international organisations accredited in Moldova, and personnel providing humanitarian aid; passengers in transit; persons travelling for health and humanitarian reasons; cross-border workers; drivers and service personnel, for the purpose of transportation of goods (aircraft, ship and train crew). Those permitted to enter Moldova are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Upon arrival to Moldova, you must fill out an epidemiological form. This form is to be submitted to immigration officials.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova. Some hotels are open with no restrictive measures in place. Moldova has announced the lifting of the State of Emergency and the easing of some coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. The government has taken steps to restart economic activity.
    Social distancing guidelines remain in place and you must wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and on public transport. Officials have authority to issue fines for non-compliance from between 50 to 25,000 Lei.

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    24.08.2020
  • Moldova Public health emergency will continue until 31July (OASC, 15.07.2020). Chisinau International Airport is open to commercial flights (OSAC, 17.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Commercial flights are operating to and from Moldova. Moldova is only allowing entry to Moldovan citizens and residents, accredited diplomats, and those with pre-coordinated transit permits, including cargo trucks. All incoming travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19.
    Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiuleşti-Renipassings will remain open. The Moldovan government has closed most border crossings to Ukraine and Romania (for details, check the Moldovan Border Police [http://www.border.gov.md/index.php/en/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Moldova. The government has announced the lifting of the State of Emergency and the easing of some coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. The government has taken steps to restart economic activity. Social distancing guidelines remain in place and you should wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets and public transport. These rules are enforced by fines. No local travel restrictions in place in Moldova.

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    08.07.2020
  • Moldova Chisinau International Airport is open to commercial flights (OSAC, 17.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    The Moldovan border is still closed until 30 June, and Moldova is only allowing entry to Moldovan citizens and residents, accredited diplomats, and those with pre-coordinated transit permits, including cargo trucks. All incoming travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19.
    Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiuleşti-Renipassings will remain open. The Moldovan government has closed most border crossings to Ukraine and Romania (for details, check the Moldovan Border Police [http://www.border.gov.md/index.php/en/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Moldova has announced the lifting of the State of Emergency and the easing of some coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. The government has taken steps to restart economic activity. Social distancing guidelines remain in place and you should wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets and public transport. These rules are enforced by fines.

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    29.06.2020
  • Moldova Chisinau International Airport is open to commercial flights (OSAC, 17.06.2020)

    1.Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Moldova (Rep.) and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit or a long-stay visa issued by Moldova (Rep.);
    – humanitarian personnel;
    – international organizations personnel and their family members.
    2.Arriving passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to:
    – humanitarian personnel;
    – international organizations personnel and their family members.

    *****International Restrictions
    The Moldovan border is still closed, and Moldova is only allowing entry to Moldovan citizens and residents, accredited diplomats, and those with pre-coordinated transit permits, including cargo trucks. All incoming travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19.
    Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiuleşti-Renipassings will remain open.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The army will be deployed to enforce restriction measures. Carrying official identification papers is mandatory. The towns of Karakhasani, Stefan Voda and Talmaza have been placed under quarantine. Public transport remains partially suspended in the major towns of Chisinau and Balti.

    *****Relaxation of restrictions
    The state of emergency has been lifted. The quarantine on Glodeni and in Soroca has been lifted. Food and beverage stores have reopened and are allowed to serve take-away. Public parks have reopened and gatherings of a maximum of three people are allowed. Urban public transport has resumed.

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    19.06.2020
  • Moldova Chisinau International Airport is open to commercial flights (OSAC, 17.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Moldova (Rep.) and their family members.
    2. Nationals and residents of Moldova (Rep.) and their family members are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

    *****International Restrictions
    The Moldovan border is still closed, and Moldova is only allowing entry to Moldovan citizens and residents, accredited diplomats, and those with pre-coordinated transit permits, including cargo trucks. All incoming travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
    Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19.
    Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiuleşti-Renipassings will remain open.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The army will be deployed to enforce restriction measures. Carrying official identification papers is mandatory. The towns of Karakhasani, Stefan Voda and Talmaza have been placed under quarantine. Public transport remains partially suspended in the major towns of Chisinau and Balti.

    *****Relaxation of restrictions
    The state of emergency has been lifted. The quarantine on Glodeni and in Soroca has been lifted. Food and beverage stores have reopened and are allowed to serve take-away. Public parks have reopened and gatherings of a maximum of three people are allowed. Urban public transport has resumed.

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    18.06.2020
  • Moldova

    International restrictions:

    All international flights as well as international rail links are banned, although the authorities are expected to resume some flights on a country-by-country basis. Entry to Moldova is restricted to Moldovan citizens until 30 June with the exception of passengers in transit, permanent residents, holders of certain visa types and members of diplomatic missions. The Moldovan border is still closed, and Moldova is only allowing entry to Moldovan citizens and residents, accredited diplomats, and those with pre-coordinated transit permits, including cargo trucks. All incoming travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19. Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiuleşti-Renipassings will remain open.

    Internal restrictions:

    The army will be deployed to enforce restriction measures. Carrying official identification papers is mandatory. The towns of Karakhasani, Stefan Voda and Talmaza have been placed under quarantine. Public transport remains partially suspended in the major towns of Chisinau and Balti. Relaxation of restrictions The state of emergency has been lifted. The quarantine on Glodeni and in Soroca has been lifted. Food and beverage stores have reopened and are allowed to serve take-away. Public parks have reopened and gatherings of a maximum of three people are allowed. Urban public transport has resumed.

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    19.05.2020
  • Moldova

    International restrictions:

    All international flights as well as international rail links banned until further notice. Only Moldovan citizens and residents will be able to enter the country until this date. Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19. Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiuleşti-Renipassings will remain open.

    Internal restrictions:

    The army will be deployed to enforce restriction measures. Carrying official identification papers is mandatory. The towns of Karakhasani, Stefan Voda and Talmaza have been placed under quarantine. Public transport remains partially suspended in the major towns of Chisinau and Balti.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The state of emergency has been lifted. The quarantine on Glodeni and in Soroca has been lifted. Food and beverage stores have reopened and are allowed to serve take-away. Public parks have reopened and gatherings of a maximum of three people are allowed. Urban public transport has resumed.

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    18.05.2020
  • Moldova

    International restrictions:

    All international flights as well as international rail links banned until 15 May. Only Moldovan citizens and residents will be able to enter the country until this date. Entry into the separatist region of Transnistria will be refused to all nationals of a country affected by COVID-19. Borders with Romania and Ukraine are closed to passenger traffic as well as foreigners. Moldovan citizens may, however, cross into the country. Criva-Mamaliga and Mirnoe-Tabaki crossings with Ukraine have suspended activities. Otaci-Moghileov-Podolsc, Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe, Tudora-Starokazacie and Giurgiuleşti-Renipassings will remain open.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level 4 state of emergency which entails closure of schools, closure of non-essential shops and public places, remains in effect until 15 May involving the activation of all hospitals and home treatment for people with mild forms of the disease. However some restrictions have been relaxed from the month of April. The army will be deployed to enforce restriction measures. Carrying official identification papers is mandatory. The towns of Glodeni, Karakhasani, Soroca, Stefan Voda and Talmaza have been placed under quarantine. Public transport remains partially suspended in the major towns of Chisinau and Balti. No public transport will be allowed on 1-3 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government has announced they will not request Parliament to extend the ‘state of emergency’ past 15 May. However, the medical community and some political figures and parties publicly disagree calling for more stricter prevention measures. Further details or confirmation are yet to be confirmed. From 22 April, food and beverage stores have reopened and are allowed to serve take-away. From 30 April, public parks have reopened and gatherings of a maximum of three people are allowed. All urban public transport will resume normally from 4 May.

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    09.05.2020
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    SITATA/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
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