Presidential Elections: Entering Rules For International Observers And Foreign Journalists In Moldova During The Pandemic
International observers, representatives of international organizations and NGOs, foreign governments, international electoral experts, and foreign journalists will be able to enter Moldova for the presidential elections scheduled for November 1, 2020, even if they come from COVID-19 infection red zone states.
The Extraordinary National Public Health Commission decided on Monday, September 7, at the Central Electoral Commission’s recommendation- people coming from red-areas countries will not be required to follow the 14-day self-isolation regime if they do not show clinical signs of respiratory infection or fever. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration will issue the Central Electoral Commission’s accreditation proof for international observers and foreign journalists.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection (MSMPS) establishes the list of countries with increased or low epidemiological risk of COVID-19 transmission, classified in red and green areas, found on the official sites of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and the National Agency for Public Health.
According to the Central Electoral Commission, international and foreign organizations can apply for the observers’ accreditation only after receiving an official invitation. The deadline for submission of documents for certification is October 24, 2020.