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Due to pandemic disease of Coronavirus (COVID-19) declared on 11th of March 2020 by World Health Organization (WHO) a grace period of ninety (90) days, shall be granted from the date of issuance of the certificates during which printed colour copies of such documents will be carried on-board as evidence of compliance/certification.

The Naval Agency has undertaken proactive measures to inform all concerned on Moldova’s position with respect to on-board copies of the required flag state documents mentioned below. The Naval Agency of the Republic of Moldova requires that all original documents must be carried on board on Moldova Flagged vessels.

The period of ninety (90) days shall be extended, but with the exception of the case in which the situation will become acute, in this case it will be allowed to extend the term given for printed colour copies for the operation of the ship and the transportation of the goods further.

Please see below the details.

Circullar Letter No. 173 from March 23, 2020