Moldova
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Travel health and vaccine advice for Moldova

Moldova is located in Eastern Europe, between Romania and Ukraine. Only vaguely known, even on its own continent, Moldova remains a mysterious land for the majority of people. The country was once under Soviet rule. Its independence was followed by an unstable political climate and a civil war. This may explain why the country remains so isolated from tourist routes. Moldova is however worth the visit for adventurers wishing to explore something unknown. Moldova hosts some dramatic monasteries in a lovely landscape. The country has developed a sophisticated viticulture and a wine tasting tour in itself could justify a trip to Moldova.

INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH

We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.

For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.

MOLDOVA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES

Hepatitis A Recommended for all travelers.
Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough):  1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.
Measles – Rubella – Mumps Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
Flu – Influenza Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.
Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella) Recommended for all travelers
Hepatitis B Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).
Tick-borne Encephalitis Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
Lyme disease Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea Azithromycin or Suprax

MEDICAL CARES

In Moldova, access to health care is very limited, even in Chisinau, the capital city. Medical establishments usually lack modern equipment following international standards. Serious medical issues require an air evacuation to another country.

In case of emergency in Moldova, you can call an ambulance at 903. Emergency services are usually quite quick and efficient.

Be aware that well stocked and reliable pharmacies are very rare in Moldova. It is strongly advised that you bring your own first aid kit and medical supplies when traveling to the country, especially if you intend to travel in rural and remote areas.

SECURITY ABROAD

Transnistria is a separatist region, located in eastern Moldova along the Ukrainian border, which is not under Moldovan government control. The security situation may be unstable and unpredictable.

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CANADIAN AMBASSY

Emergency services

In case of emergency, dial 112.