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COVID-19: Transnistria

Updated: 6 days ago

Current Situation in Transnistria

Transnistria has recorded 9080 cases of COVID-19 as of November 16, with the first case confirmed in March 2020.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Foreign nationals are not permitted to enter the territory of Transnistria at this time, with some exceptions.

  • For those wishing to tour the unrecognized country, permission can be granted by the government on a case-by-case basis through the government-business hotline set up to help the operations of local businesses.

  • If government permission is granted in advance, a negative COVID-19 is required at the border.

Entering through Moldova

  • Foreign nationals coming from “red zone” countries are not permitted to enter the territory of Moldova, with some exceptions. The updated list can be found here and is in effect until November 23.

  • The submission of a negative COVID-19 test is not required upon entry. However, inbound travelers are subject to health screening procedures at airports and other ports of entry.

  • Travelers coming from or transiting through countries classified as ‘red’ must complete an epidemiological questionnaire before entering Moldova and sign a statement submitting to self-isolation for 14 days. The questionnaire can be found here.

  • The Chisinau International Airport (KIV) is operational for international flights, although flights have been reduced at this time.

  • Most hotels are operating at limited capacity.

Entering through Ukraine

  • The ban on entry of foreign nationals into Ukraine expired on September 28.

  • Foreign nationals are not required to undergo any mandatory COVID-19 testing or self-isolation period when arriving at international airports.

  • Authorities have introduced weekend curfews from 00:00 on Saturdays through 00:00 on Mondays from November 14 until November 30. As such, travelers wishing to enter Transnistria from Ukraine must allot for such restrictions on movement.

Movement Restrictions

  • No movement restrictions are in effect in Transnistria at this time.

Quarantine Upon Arrival

  • No mandatory quarantine is in effect.

COVID-19 Testing

  • The likelihood of foreign nationals accessing local COVID-19 testing is low.


  • The wearing of face masks in public places is mandatory throughout Transnistria. The government has warned inhabitants that those without masks would be restricted from accessing shops, pharmacies, and food markets.


  • Public transportation is suspended


  • Non-compliance with safety measures could result in fines, business closure, or imprisonment.

Major Cities in Transnistria


  • Transnistria’s capital Tiraspol has confirmed the most cases of COVID-19 in the country.


  • This city of Bender, Transnistria’s second largest city, has confirmed the second most cases in the country.

More Information

Ministry of Health of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika (Russian)

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