Moldova does not plan to require travelers from China to present a negative test for COVID-19, like some EU states and some non-member countries.
A statement in this sense was made by the head of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Directorate of the National Agency for Public Health (ANSP), Nicolae Furtună, for Radio Moldova. According to him, one argument would be that the Republic of Moldova does not have direct flights with China.
“I don’t know if it’s appropriate, for example, to test all passengers coming from international airports for the simple reason that there might also be people coming from China, from Munich or Frankfurt. We might mandate testing, but I don’t think that’s a problem. These are not restrictions, they are some indirect methods to realize the extent of the phenomenon in China”, declared Nicolae Furtună.
Nicolae Furtună urged Moldovan citizens to continue to comply with the recommendations of the authorities regarding the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 infection and other communicable diseases, including vaccination, avoiding crowded areas, wearing a protective mask, as appropriate, disinfecting hands.