The persons who will enter Moldova as from March 5 will be obliged to present the negative result of the PCR COVID-19 test done within 72 hours before arrival. A decision to this effect was taken by the National Extraordinary Public Health Commission in the evening of February 26, IPN reports.
According to the Government’s press service, the children younger than 5, drivers working on freight and passenger transportation routes, crews of trains, planes and ships, members of delegations, transfrontier workers, passengers in transit and those who confirm the administration of the vaccine will not have to present the negative test result when entering the country.
The Moldovans who will not do a PCR COVID-19 test will have to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the area from which they come.
The Commission explained the measures were taken following the worsening of the COVID-19 situation the last few days. The incidence rate, the number of districts placed under red alert and the number of serious forms of COVID-19 and of associated deaths increased.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection for February 26 reported 1,452 new infections with the novel coronavirus. Fifteen of the cases were imported. Twenty-seven infected persons lost the battle with COVID-19.