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Airlines Updates

Published on 24.07.2020
LOT Polish Airlines schedules Boeing 787 intra-Europe service in 3Q20

Published on 22.07.2020
LOT Polish Airlines W20 Long-Haul charter network as of 21JUL20

Published on 21.07.2020
LOT Polish Airlines Re-Launches Flights to Seoul

Published on 20.07.2020
LOT Polish Airlines resumes Dublin from late-August 2020

Published on 18.07.2020
LOT to Start Flights to Ireland

10.07.2020 LOT Polish Airlines has extended interim schedule for Inter-continental service, now updated until 31AUG20. From 15JUL20 to 31AUG20, planned Inter-continental operation as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation and passenger traffic rights.

Budapest – Seoul Incheon eff 20JUL20 1 weekly 787-9 (Previously reported)
Krakow – Chicago O’Hare eff 20JUL20 1 weekly 787-9
Warsaw – Chicago O’Hare 6 weekly 787-9
Warsaw – Delhi eff 01AUG20 3 weekly 787-8 (schedule listing shows 2 weekly from 18JUL20 with 787-9 in July, however reservation is not available)
Warsaw – New York JFK 5 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Warsaw – Nur-Sultan – Tokyo Narita eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 787-8
Warsaw – Seoul Incheon 2 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 19JUL20, 5 weekly from 04AUG20)
Warsaw – Tel Aviv eff 01AUG20 1 daily E195
Warsaw – Tokyo Narita 1 weekly 787-8 (2 weekly from 21JUL20; selected dates by -9)
Warsaw – Toronto 6 weekly 787-8 (selected weeks 5 weekly)
Published on 08.07.2020
LOT Polish Airlines July/August 2020 Inter-continental network as of 08JUL20

29.06.2020 LOT planned operation as of 26JUN20 as follows. Routes marked * represents subject to removal of travel restrictions, however reservation is available.

Budapest – Dubrovnik eff 04JUL20 1 weekly E195
Budapest – Varna eff 04JUL20 1 weekly E195
Warsaw – Amsterdam eff 01JUL20 4 weekly E190/195 instead of 737-800 (1 daily from 15JUL20)
*Warsaw – Belgrade eff 16JUL20 4 weekly E170
Warsaw – Berlin Tegel eff 01JUL20 6 weekly E195 (1 daily E170 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Brussels eff 01JUL20 5 weekly E190 instead of 4 weekly 737-800/E195 (1 daily E190/195 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Bucharest eff 01JUL20 4 weekly E175 instead of E195 (1 daily E175/190 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Budapest eff 01JUL20 1 daily E175/195 instead of E195 (16 weekly E170/175/195 from 16JUL20)
*Warsaw – Chisinau eff 15JUL20 3 weekly Dash8-Q400
Warsaw – Copenhagen eff 15JUL20 1 daily E175/190
Warsaw – Dusseldorf eff 01JUL20 1 daily E195 instead of 737-800
Warsaw – Frankfurt eff 15JUL20 1 daily E175

Warsaw – Geneva eff 15JUL20 1 daily E170/175
Warsaw – Hamburg eff 15JUL20 1 daily E170/175/190
*Warsaw – Istanbul eff 15JUL20 1 daily E170
Warsaw – Kyiv Borispil eff 01JUL20 5 weekly E175 instead of E195 (1 daily E175/190 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Ljubljana eff 16JUL20 4 weekly E170
*Warsaw – London Heathrow eff 15JUL20 1 daily E195
*Warsaw – Lviv eff 15JUL20 1 daily E170/175
Warsaw – Madrid eff 16JUL20 5 weekly E195
Warsaw – Milan Malpensa eff 15JUL20 1 daily E175/190
*Warsaw – Minsk eff 16JUL20 4 weekly E170/175
Warsaw – Munich eff 15JUL20 1 daily E170/175
*Warsaw – Nur-Sultan – Tokyo Narita eff 18JUL20 1 weekly 787-8
*Warsaw – Odessa eff 15JUL20 1 daily E175
Warsaw – Oslo eff 02JUL20 3 weekly E195/737-800 instead of 737-800 (1 daily E175/190/195 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Paris CDG eff 15JUL20 1 daily E170/175/190
Warsaw – Prague eff 01JUL20 1 daily E170/175 instead of E195 (2 daily Dash8-Q400/E170 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Riga eff 16JUL20 4 weekly Dash8/E170/175
Warsaw – Stuttgart eff 15JUL20 1 daily E175/190
Warsaw – Tallinn eff 16JUL20 4 weekly E170/175
Warsaw – Vienna eff 02JUL20 5 weekly E175 instead of 4 weekly E195 (2 daily E175 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Vilnius eff 01JUL20 1 daily E170/175 instead of E195 (2 daily E170/175 from 15JUL20)
Warsaw – Zagreb eff 16JUL20 4 weekly E175
Warsaw – Zurich eff 15JUL20 1 daily E175/190

On long-haul routes, the airline’s interim schedule for the period of 01JUL20 – 14JUL20 includes the following:
Warsaw – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly 787-9
Warsaw – New York JFK 3 weekly 787-8/-9
Warsaw – Seoul Incheon 2 weekly 787-9
Warsaw – Tokyo Narita 1 weekly 787-9
Warsaw – Toronto 2 weekly 787-8
19.06.2020 LOT Polish Airlines yesterday (18JUN20) opened reservation for its revised European network, for the first half of July 2020. From 01JUL20 to 14JUL20, the Star Alliance carriers plans to operate 22 routes.

Budapest – Dubrovnik eff 04JUL20 1 weekly E195
Budapest – Varna eff 04JUL20 1 weekly E195
Warsaw – Amsterdam eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Barcelona eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Berlin Tegel eff 01JUL20 6 weekly E195
Warsaw – Brussels eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 737-800/E195
Warsaw – Bucharest eff 01JUL20 4 weekly E195
Warsaw – Budapest eff 01JUL20 1 daily E195
Warsaw – Chania eff 04JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Corfu eff 05JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Dubrovnik eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Dusseldorf eff 01JUL20 1 daily 737-800
Warsaw – Kyiv Borispil eff 01JUL20 5 weekly E195
Warsaw – Oslo eff 02JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Podgorica eff 04JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Prague eff 01JUL20 1 daily E195
Warsaw – Split eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Tbilisi eff 02JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Varna eff 05JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Warsaw – Vienna eff 02JUL20 4 weekly E195
Warsaw – Vilnius eff 01JUL20 1 daily E195
Warsaw – Zadar eff 04JUL20 1 weekly 737-800

Published on 18.06.2020
LOT Polish Airlines resumes additional domestic routes in late-June 2020
LOT Polish Airlines July 2020 European operations as of 18JUN20

11.06.2020

Due to the unstable situation on international aviation markets and numerous travelling restrictions related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus during the pandemic, Management of LOT Polish Airlines decided to extend the suspension of air services. All LOT passenger flights scheduled until June 30th 2020 have been cancelled.

Published on 21.05.2020
LOT Polish Airlines June 2020 Domestic operations as of 20MAY20

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Open for travel from Poland
Crossing Rules
  • Valid until 11th August 2020: Passengers are not permitted to enter Poland.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers traveling from Albania, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Uruguay,
    • Chartered flights which carry the following passengers:
      • Nationals of Poland (including their spouses and dependents),
      • Foreigners holding a “Pole’s Card” or a permanent or temporary residence permit issued by Poland,
      • Nationals or residents of a European Union or Schengen area member state, or United Kingdom, (including their spouses and dependents), provided they are returning to their country of residence through Poland,
      • Staff of diplomatic or consular missions and their family members,
      • Foreigners with a right to be employed in Poland provided holding relevant documents such as an employment permit, a seasonal employment permit or a statement on entrustment of work,
      • Pupils studying in Poland.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 20 April 2020 to TBD

Currently it is not written anywhere that one can not travel from one city to another and actually on the official page of Polish Government there is written under limitation of movements: rules regarding 2 m distancing. The National flights were activated from 1/06. Before it was possible only to go out for work or doctor according to that page, however any travel is permited only if necessary.
From 30/05 at the open air or open space, if you have a possibility to keep 2 m distance, you can avoid covering your mouth & nose, so you can walk (on the street, park, beach, parking), cycle without the face mask but maintaining social distance.
In case you are not able to keep such 2 m distance (crowded street) you must cover your mouth & nose.
It is not mandatory to keep 2 m distance for: parents with kids till 13 years old, people who live together, disabeled persons, those who cover their mouth & nose.
In the below places you must cover mouth & nose:
– buses & trams, shops, ciemas & theatres,massage & tatoo centers, churches, public offices if you go there
– additional places, where covering mouth & nose will be mandatory, will be announced by Chief Sanitary Inspectorate.
Places where you do not have to cover your mouth & nose:
– at work – if the employer guarantees due distance between work stations and all sanitary requirements are respected;
– in restaurant or bar – if you are seating at the table;

From 17/05, children under 13 years old will be allowed to go out of home without an adult
From 30/05, public transport – more people allowed to use it at the same time, the limit in a bus all seating places or 50% of all seating and standing places. E.g. if there is 30 seating places and 70 standing places (total 100), there can be in the bus 50 people.
Gatherings over 150 still banned.
Everybody is obliged to respect the distance on the streets of 2 meters social distancing, to wear a mask out of home (on the streets, while walking, the the offices, shops, service places, and working places). There are of course few exceptions (children under 4 years old, people with respiratory problems, soldiers in service etc.).

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 June 2020 to TBD

From 13/06 movements inside the EU is allowed, all rescrictions regards crossing outside EU borders by foreigners
From 22/06 the international train movement was riestablished within the internal EU borders.

On 10/06 the government decided to open the borders from 13 June 2020 for the EU countries, so in the night from 12 to 13 June, Poland returns to full movement on its borders within the internal borders of the EU. From that moment the services present at the borders will carry out only sampling controls, just like before the pandemia of coronavirus.
The travelers regain the right of free entry, exit and transit on the Polish territory. They will not have to undergo the quarantine. Neighbouring countries were informed, so they have time to prepare to changes.
The external borders of EU remain closed. From 17/06 international fligts (with exceptions indicated in flights)& trains allowed within the internal borders of EU.

22/05 – Change of regulation regarding movements at Polish borders which expands the catalogue of people authorised to enter Polish territory including: car
– drivers doing international transport, transit travellers throught Polish territory with other transport means than the car (for the scope of leaisure); students/pupils studying in Poland; citizens (+ spouses& children) of EU & EOG, Switzerland ), UK for the transit while returning home or for stay up to 12h from the moment they cross the border. They are all exempt from quarantine. Also other people crossing internal Polish border are exempt from quarantine if they are coming for professional reasons, service reasons or earning reasons where the job is carried out in Poland or in the EU or EOG country.

Border controlls prolonged till 12/06 on internal borders with Germany, Lithuania, Czech & Slovakia, in will be possible to cross border only in defined places, still controls in ports & airports. Polish borders are closed for foreigners, exeptions as before and mandatory 14-days quarantine and other rules still in force.
International railways is suspended till recall. International flights banned till 16/06.
It was announced that from 4/05 people working or studying just close to the border will not have to undergo the mandatory 14 days quarantine.

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Flight Restrictions

published 17.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
-This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Switzerland;
– nationals of Poland;
– residents of Poland;
– spouses, children of nationals of Poland;
– passengers under the constant care of nationals of Poland;
– nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
– British nationals;
– spouses and children of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
– spouses and children of British nationals;
– passengers with a permanent or a long-term residence permit issued by an EEA Member State, Switzerland or United Kingdom and their spouses and children, when they are returning via Poland to their country of residence;
– students who have documented their study to a Border Guard officer.
2. Flights to Poland are suspended until 28 July 2020.
-This does not apply to:
– flights arriving from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or Ukraine;
– humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-if coming from outside EU (country white list exempt).
Persons crossing the internal EU borders of the Republic of Poland do not have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The obligation to undergo a 14-day quarantine is instead imposed on persons crossing the borders of the Republic of Poland that are also the external borders of the EU, when travelling to their place of residence or stay. Further information is available at: [https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations].

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.
Any person crossing the Polish border will be subject to sanitary control. As before, medical services or firefighters will measure temperature. At the internal border, officers will receive location cards from travelers and verify the information they contain with identity documents. People crossing the border with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus will not have to fill in location cards. Information enabling quick access to each traveler will be entered into the database during border control and made available to sanitary services.

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Vaccination

Vaccination

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 May 2020 to TBD

All restrictions abolished, only reccomendations in place and general safety rules.
From 30/05 saunas, solariums, massage & tatoo centers will be open
From 18/05:
– openings of centers with cosmetic/beauty activities and hairdressers,
– one can eat in restaurants, coffee bars and in the shopping centre (mall) – in the separated space for gastronomic services), inside the place and in the restaurant “garden” (the tables out of the premises in open air)
All with very strict respect of the sanitary measures.
In beauty centers it is mandatory to wear, both by clients & staff the face masks, goggles, visors (if the treatment allows it); use of one-off tovels (if possible); appointments to be taken by phone or on-line, no possibility to stay in waiting rooms.
For premises with gastronomic services mandatory limit of people in the place: 1 person for at least 4 m2; table’s sanification after each client;
2 m distance between each table; 1,5 m distance for clients seating at separate tables; wearing of masks and gloves by cooks and staff of gastronomic place, clients already seating at the table in the restaurant can take off the mask.
Other previos rules for shops operation in force.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 May 2020 to TBD

From 17/07 it will be possible to participate in concerts and other events organised in the open air (with respect of safety measures) but the number of people can not exceed than 1 person for 5 sqm. The limit of 150 persons is abolished.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to TBD

Till 12/07 there will be paid the additional care allowance for parents with small children.

On 25/06 the prime minister announced that surely in September schoold and universitied will be opened for pupils.

From 6/05 nurseries & kindergartens in theory are opened.
From 18/05 it will be possible to carry out the following:
– practical activities in post-secondary schools,
– rehabilitation-education activities and of support to early developement
– care&education activities (sport centers, youth hostels, community day-care centers) also these with sleeping places
From 25/05 it will be possible to:
– carry out care&education activities in elementary schools for classes 1-3; it will be possible to connect these activities also with didactic classes, maintaining work program is mandatory, however depending on situation in each school the director can decide if didactic classes will be in place or if on remote mode. Soon Ministry of Education will advise on sanitary indications.
– consultations (individual or in small groups) with teachers in schools for pupils preparing to maturity exams and those from the 8th classes of the secondary schools for exams’ related subjects,
Prolonged care allowances for parents of children up to 8 years old.
From 1 June – consultation in schools with teachers for all the other pupils regarding any subjects.

From 25/05 HIGHER EDUCATION (Universities & similar) the governments wants to (so not yet approved) renew the didactic activities for students from last years of universities, which can not be carried out remotely, activities for future PhDs and practical activites (laboratories, centers for medical simulations).
Other schools still on remote mode only.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 May 2020 to TBD

From 19/06 the football fans will be able to occupy 25% of places at the football stadium (of course in due sanitary regim)
From 30/05 abolished limit of people in: shops, market places, post offices, restaurants
(ongoing talks with sport unions as for the limit of people at the stadiums)
In restaurants, still valid rule as for the distance between tables, before seating at the table the mask must be on (+ valid rule on sanification of hands and tables)
In the shop, market place and post office still mandatory to cover mouth & nose and in shops mandatory sanification of hands or gloves wearing.
Religious ceremonies & funerals: no limit for persons, but mandatory to cover mouth & nose
From 30/05 hotel’s can be opened on a regular basis and its restauranta & bars can be opened and serve meals to the guests in diningroom
From 6/06 in the hotels the swimming pools, gyms and fitness clubs can be opened – the hotel owners must respect defined sanitary rules
The swimming pools can be accessed by the number of people that is 50% of its capacity (no more than 150 participants without the audience). One swimming lane can be occupied by no more than 4 people
From 6/06 in a defined sanitary regim also the following facilities can be opened:
– cinemas, theathers, operas, ballets, swimming pools, gyms, fitness clubs, playing rooms and entertainments parks
From 30/05 we can use the gym in open air, playgrounds and small forest facilities, the saunas, solariums, massage & tatoo centers will be open
From 25/05 the offices of public are obliged to return to direct service towards citizens with respect of certain sanitary measures.
From 18/05 – more people can excercise at the open air sport facilities
– on stadiums, playgrounds, skateparks & similar there can be max. 14 people (+ 2 coaches);
– on full-size open air fotball pitches – there can be max. 22 persons (+ 4 coaches).
– the football pitch can be also divided in 2 by security buffer (5 m) there can be on a pitch then 16 persons and 3 coaches, so in this way on a full-size football pitch there could be even 32 people (+ 6 couches).
– other allowed sport activities in closed premises (sports’ halls): 12 people + 1 coach (premises up to 300 m2),16 people + 2 coaches (premises between 301- 800 m2), 24 people + 2 coaches (premises between 801 -1000 m2), 32 people + 3 coaches (premises over 1000 m2).
In the closed premises it will NOT be possible to use cloakrooms not the sanitary facilities except for WC. Obligatory sanification after each “classes” of all devices.

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  • Poland Government extends partial ban on international flights to 11 August (The First News, 29.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From within the EU: As of 13/6/20, Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union, and travellers have regained the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. No quarantine is required. More info: [https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel]
    **Transit Travellers: As above.
    **From Third Countries: Country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders, remain closed. They may be crossed only by: Polish citizens; foreigners who are spouses or children of citizens of the Republic of Poland or remain under the constant care of citizens of the Republic of Poland; holders of a Polish identity Card; diplomats; people who have the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit; in particularly justified cases, the commander of the Border Guard post, after obtaining the consent of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard, may allow a foreigner to enter the territory of the Republic of Poland in accordance with the procedure specified in the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 35); foreigners who run a means of transport designed for the transport of goods; citizens of European Union Member States, European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) Member States – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when traveling through the territory of the Republic of Poland to their place of residence or stay; foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident’s European Union residence permit, in the territory of other European Union Member States, a Member State of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when travelling through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to their place of residence or stay. Further information is available at: [https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, you should keep a 2 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June you are allowed to organise wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people. Outdoor concerts and events are allowed with limits on numbers attending. Public transport use is operating with reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Masks must be worn. You can still use taxis. There are fines between £1000 to £6000 (5000 to 30000 PLN) if you are found breaking these rules.The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.

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    03.08.2020
  • Poland Government extends partial ban on international flights to 11 August (The First News, 29.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From within the EU: As of 13/6/20, Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union, and travellers have regained the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. No quarantine is required.
    **Transit Travellers: As above.
    **From Third Countries: Country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders, remain closed. They may be crossed only by: Polish citizens; foreigners who are spouses or children of citizens of the Republic of Poland or remain under the constant care of citizens of the Republic of Poland; holders of a Polish identity Card; diplomats; people who have the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit; in particularly justified cases, the commander of the Border Guard post, after obtaining the consent of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard, may allow a foreigner to enter the territory of the Republic of Poland in accordance with the procedure specified in the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 35); foreigners who run a means of transport designed for the transport of goods; citizens of European Union Member States, European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) Member States – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when traveling through the territory of the Republic of Poland to their place of residence or stay; foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident’s European Union residence permit, in the territory of other European Union Member States, a Member State of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when travelling through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to their place of residence or stay. Further information is available at: [https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, you should keep a 2 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June you are allowed to organise wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people. Outdoor concerts and events are allowed with limits on numbers attending. Public transport use is operating with reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Masks must be worn. You can still use taxis. There are fines between £1000 to £6000 (5000 to 30000 PLN) if you are found breaking these rules.The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.

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    30.07.2020
  • Poland Government extends ban on international flights to 28 July (The First News, 15.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Land border controls with EU Schengen countries have now been lifted and there are no border checks and no quarantine requirements for those entering Poland from another EU/EFTA Schengen country. If you travel to Poland from a non-Schengen EU country (Republic of Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia or Cyprus), or from the UK until the end of the transition period, you will need to go through passport control but will not need to go into quarantine. Checks remain in place if you enter Poland from a non-EU country. This includes by land from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, or by air. Poland now allows direct flights into its territory from a select number of non-EU countries. This list could change at short notice: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Ukraine. By air or by land, you will only be allowed to cross into Poland from a non-EU / EFTA country if you are: a Polish national; a spouse, child or individual under the permanent care of a Polish national; a holder of a Pole’s Card; a holder of the right to permanent or temporary stay in Poland or a work permit holder; a foreign national driving a means of transport used for transporting goods or people; a freight driver driving to or from a rest break in a vehicle not used for transporting goods; a diplomat, consular staff member, representative of an international organisation or a member of their family; a school pupil or student studying in Poland; a European Economic Area, Swiss or UK national or a member of their family transiting Poland to your permanent residence.
    If you are travelling to Poland by air from a non-EU/EFTA country you will likely need to demonstrate to check-in staff that you meet one of the above requirements. If you have only limited or non-official documentation you might wish to arrive at check-in in good time as there may be delays while airline staff verify your right to travel with Polish authorities. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet one of these requirements the airline might not allow you to fly.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, you should keep a 2 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June you are allowed to organise wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people. Outdoor concerts and events are allowed with limits on numbers attending. Public transport use is operating with reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Masks must be worn. You can still use taxis. There are fines between £1000 to £6000 (5000 to 30000 PLN) if you are found breaking these rules.The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.

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    24.07.2020
  • Poland Government extends ban on international flights to 28 July (The First News, 15.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Land border controls with EU Schengen countries have now been lifted and there are no border checks and no quarantine requirements for those entering Poland from another EU/EFTA Schengen country. If you travel to Poland from a non-Schengen EU country (Republic of Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia or Cyprus), or from the UK until the end of the transition period, you will need to go through passport control but will not need to go into quarantine. British citizen passport holders do not need a visa to enter Poland or any other EU/EFTA country. Checks remain in place if you enter Poland from a non-EU country. This includes by land from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, or by air. Poland now allows direct flights into its territory from a select number of non-EU countries. This list could change at short notice:Montenegro; Ukraine; Georgia; Japan; Canada; Albania; and South Korea. By air or by land, you will only be allowed to cross into Poland from a non-EU / EFTA country if you are: a Polish national; a spouse, child or individual under the permanent care of a Polish national; a holder of a Pole’s Card; a holder of the right to permanent or temporary stay in Poland or a work permit holder; a foreign national driving a means of transport used for transporting goods or people; a freight driver driving to or from a rest break in a vehicle not used for transporting goods;
    a diplomat, consular staff member, representative of an international organisation or a member of their family; a school pupil or student studying in Poland; a European Economic Area, Swiss or UK national or a member of their family transiting Poland to your permanent residence.If you are travelling to Poland by air from a non-EU/EFTA country you will likely need to demonstrate to check-in staff that you meet one of the above requirements. If you have only limited or non-official documentation you might wish to arrive at check-in in good time as there may be delays while airline staff verify your right to travel with Polish authorities. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet one of these requirements the airline might not allow you to fly.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, you should keep a 2 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June you are allowed to organise wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people. Outdoor concerts and events are allowed with limits on numbers attending. Public transport use is operating with reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Masks must be worn. You can still use taxis. There are fines between £1000 to £6000 (5000 to 30000 PLN) if you are found breaking these rules.The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.

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    17.07.2020
  • Poland Government extends ban on international flights to 28 July (The First News, 15.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From EU: As of 13 June, Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union, and travellers have regained the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. No quarantine is required.
    Transit: As of 13 June, Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union, and travellers have regained the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. No quarantine is required.
    Third Country Nationals: Country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders, remain closed. They may be crossed only by: Polish citizens; foreigners who are spouses or children of citizens of the Republic of Poland or remain under the constant care of citizens of the Republic of Poland; holders of a Polish identity Card; diplomats; people who have the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit; in particularly justified cases, the commander of the Border Guard post, after obtaining the consent of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard, may allow a foreigner to enter the territory of the Republic of Poland in accordance with the procedure specified in the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 35); foreigners who run a means of transport designed for the transport of goods;
    citizens of European Union Member States, European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) Member States – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when traveling through the territory of the Republic of Poland to their place of residence or stay;
    foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident’s European Union residence permit, in the territory of other European Union Member States, a Member State of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when travelling through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to their place of residence or stay.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, you should keep a 2 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June you are allowed to organise wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people. Outdoor concerts and events are allowed with limits on numbers attending. Public transport use is operating with reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Masks must be worn. You can still use taxis. There are fines between 5000 to 30000 PLN if you are found breaking these rules. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. If you plan to visit a cultural or sports venue we recommend first consulting their website for information about opening. Many have information in English as well as Polish. National Forests, parks and beaches are open. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops but you must cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but you must wear a mask when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls are open with capacity limited to 50% and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also open, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules.

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    15.07.2020
  • Poland Border between countries Poland and Czechia to be fully reopened on 30 June (The First News, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From EU: As of 13 June, Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union, and travellers have regained the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. No quarantine is required.
    Transit: As of 13 June, Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union, and travellers have regained the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. No quarantine is required.
    Third Country Nationals: Country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders, remain closed. They may be crossed only by: Polish citizens; foreigners who are spouses or children of citizens of the Republic of Poland or remain under the constant care of citizens of the Republic of Poland; holders of a Polish identity Card; diplomats; people who have the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit; in particularly justified cases, the commander of the Border Guard post, after obtaining the consent of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard, may allow a foreigner to enter the territory of the Republic of Poland in accordance with the procedure specified in the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 35); foreigners who run a means of transport designed for the transport of goods;
    citizens of European Union Member States, European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) Member States – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when traveling through the territory of the Republic of Poland to their place of residence or stay;
    foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident’s European Union residence permit, in the territory of other European Union Member States, a Member State of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when travelling through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to their place of residence or stay.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.
    Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules.

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    13.07.2020
  • Poland Border between countries Poland and Czechia to be fully reopened on 30 June (The First News, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    European Union citizens are eligible to enter Poland without any obstacles. Services present at the border will carry out random checks. No mandatory quarantine is imposed on EU citizens entering the territory of the Republic of Poland.
    External borders remain closed. The reopening of external borders will depend on the recommendations of the European Commission.
    Country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders, remain closed. They may be crossed only by: Polish citizens; foreigners who are spouses or children of citizens of the Republic of Poland or remain under the constant care of citizens of the Republic of Poland; holders of a Polish identity Card;
    diplomats; people who have the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit; in particularly justified cases, the commander of the Border Guard post, after obtaining the consent of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard, may allow a foreigner to enter the territory of the Republic of Poland in accordance with the procedure specified in the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 35); foreigners who run a means of transport designed for the transport of goods; citizens of European Union Member States, European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) Member States – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when traveling through the territory of the Republic of Poland to their place of residence or stay; foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident’s European Union residence permit, in the territory of other European Union Member States, a Member State of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland and their spouses and children, when travelling through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to their place of residence or stay.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.
    Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules.

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    07.07.2020
  • Poland Border between countries Poland and Czechia to be fully reopened on 30 June (The First News, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    European Union citizens are eligible to enter Poland without any obstacles. Services present at the border will carry out random checks. No mandatory quarantine is imposed on EU citizens entering the territory of the Republic of Poland.
    External borders remain closed. The reopening of external borders will depend on the recommendations of the European Commission.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.
    Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules.

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    02.07.2020
  • Poland Border between countries Poland and Czechia to be fully reopened on 30 June (The First News, 30.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    European Union citizens are eligible to enter Poland without any obstacles. Services present at the border will carry out random checks. No mandatory quarantine is imposed on EU citizens entering the territory of the Republic of Poland.
    External borders remain closed. The reopening of external borders will depend on the recommendations of the European Commission.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

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    01.07.2020
  • Poland Government reopens airports for international passenger flights within EU, apart from the United Kingdom, Sweden and Portugal. Humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights are also allowed to enter.
    Other international flights remain suspended until 30 June.

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    International restrictions:

    Border controls with EU countries have now been lifted and there are no border checks and no quarantine requirements for those entering Poland from another EU/EFTA country. At the land borders with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus checks remain in place.
    International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 30 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

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    26.06.2020
  • Poland Flights to Poland are suspended until 30 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to flights arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

    Government reopens airports for international passenger flights within EU, apart from the United Kingdom, Sweden and Portugal. Other international flights remain suspended until 30 June.

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    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 30 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 30 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

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    22.06.2020
  • Poland Government reopens airports for international passenger flights within EU, apart from the United Kingdom, Sweden and Portugal. Other international flights remain suspended until 30 June.

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    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 30 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 30 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

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    17.06.2020
  • Poland Government reopens airports for international passenger flights within EU (Xinhau, 16.06.2020).
    1. Flights to Poland are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 15 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others and children under 4 are not required to wear masks. When outside, a 2 metre distance from others should be kept, excempt a parents with children under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. There are no longer restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. The government has announced that from 6 June wedding receptions and other family celebrations for up to 150 people can be held. Public transport use is limited to reduced capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. Taxis can be used. Masks must be worn. There are fines of between PLN 5000 to PLN 30000 PLN for those infringing rules. Hotels and short term accommodation establishments are open subject to strict sanitary rules and some facilities may be closed (for example swimming pools). The government has announced that hotels will be able to reopen swimming pools, gyms and saunas on 6 June, with strict hygiene measures in place. Some sporting facilities are open with limits on visitor numbers. There are no limits on customer numbers in shops, but you still have to cover your nose and mouth and wear single-use gloves. Restaurants and pubs are permitted to open but masks must be worn when not seated at the table. Hairdressers may also open by appointment only. Some museums, libraries and cultural venues are open. The government has announced that from 6 June cinemas, theatres and concert halls may open at 50% capacity and masks must be worn. Swimming pools, gyms, indoor play centres and theme parks, saunas, tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are also allowed to open from 6 June, with strict hygiene rules in place. Masks must be worn at massage salons and tattoo parlours. Some nurseries and kindergartens are open subject to strict sanitary procedures. A staged relaxation of the rules for students began on 18 May, including allowing classes and childcare for Grades 1-3 of primary schools (6 to 9 year olds). Higher Education Institutions may be open for some classes. If you are a student or parent you should consult your education provider for more information. The above measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. The Office for Foreigners allows in-person appointments but you must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

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    16.06.2020
  • Poland The suspension of international passenger air travel has been extended to at least June 16. (Reuters, 06.06.2020)
    1. Flights to Poland are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

    I

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 15 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 31 May and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable.
    Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed.
    Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals).
    Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters.
    Restrictions:
    people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian;
    parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed;
    hotels and accommodations are closed;
    the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people;
    people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine;
    ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines.
    Wearing a facemask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Some additional businesses were permitted to reopen starting May 18, with proper sanitation and social distancing systems in place, including hairdressers, cosmetic salons, restaurants, bars, and sports facilities. Restrictions on the number of passengers on local public transportation were also eased. From May 25, elementary schools can open for childcare and high schoolers may return. On June 1, all school children may return for in-person consultations.

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    06.06.2020
  • Poland The suspension of international passenger air travel has been extended to at least June 6.
    Government may reopen borders 15 June, lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions 1 July (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    1. Flights to Poland are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

    I

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 12 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 31 May and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable.
    Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed.
    Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals).
    Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters.
    Restrictions:
    people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian;
    parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed;
    hotels and accommodations are closed;
    the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people;
    people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine;
    ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines.
    Wearing a facemask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Some additional businesses were permitted to reopen starting May 18, with proper sanitation and social distancing systems in place, including hairdressers, cosmetic salons, restaurants, bars, and sports facilities. Restrictions on the number of passengers on local public transportation were also eased. From May 25, elementary schools can open for childcare and high schoolers may return. On June 1, all school children may return for in-person consultations.

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    04.06.2020
  • Poland The suspension of international passenger air travel has been extended to at least June 6.
    Government may reopen borders 15 June, lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions 1 July (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    I

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 12 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 31 May and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable.
    Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed.
    Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals).
    Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters.
    Restrictions:
    people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian;
    parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed;
    hotels and accommodations are closed;
    the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people;
    people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine;
    ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines.
    Wearing a facemask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Some additional businesses were permitted to reopen starting May 18, with proper sanitation and social distancing systems in place, including hairdressers, cosmetic salons, restaurants, bars, and sports facilities. Restrictions on the number of passengers on local public transportation were also eased. From May 25, elementary schools can open for childcare and high schoolers may return. On June 1, all school children may return for in-person consultations.

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    01.06.2020
  • Poland The suspension of international passenger air travel has been extended to at least June 6. Government may reopen borders 15 June, lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions 1 July (Reuters, 19.05.2020) I

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 12 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June. Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities. Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 31 May and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a facemask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Some additional businesses were permitted to reopen starting May 18, with proper sanitation and social distancing systems in place, including hairdressers, cosmetic salons, restaurants, bars, and sports facilities. Restrictions on the number of passengers on local public transportation were also eased. From May 25, elementary schools can open for childcare and high schoolers may return. On June 1, all school children may return for in-person consultations.

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    27.05.2020
  • Poland Poland to extend ban on international flights until June 6 (Reuters, 22.05.2020) Government may reopen borders 15 June, lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions 1 July (Reuters, 19.05.2020) I

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 15 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June. Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities. Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 31 May and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a facemask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

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    23.05.2020
  • Poland Poland to extend ban on international flights until June 6 (Reuters, 22.05.2020) Government may reopen borders 15 June, lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions 1 July (Reuters, 19.05.2020) I

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 15 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June. Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities. Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 31 May and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a facemask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

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    22.05.2020
  • Poland Government may reopen borders 15 June, lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions 1 July (Reuters, 19.05.2020) I

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 15 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June. Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for work or education related activities. Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended until 31 May and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a facemask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

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    21.05.2020
  • Poland Government may reopen borders 15 June, lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions 1 July (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 15 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 15 June. Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for essential purposes. Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a face mask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

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    19.05.2020
  • Poland

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed until 12 June and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended also until at least 12 June. Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for essential purposes. Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. People under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a face mask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

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    18.05.2020
  • Poland Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended until at least 12 June.
    Most foreign nationals are barred from entering the country at least until 12 June. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for essential purposes.
    Arriving diplomats, transiting truck drivers and residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland.

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    14.05.2020
  • Poland Poland to keep borders closed for foreigners until June 12 (Reuters, 13.05.2020) Poland has extended its air traffic ban until May 23. The ban covers both domestic and international flights. (The First News, 11.05.2020). Flights to Poland are suspended. – This does not apply to flights with status HOSP, HUM, HEAD and other flights performed to save people’s lives or health, flights to protect public order, emergency flights, flights at the order of the Prime Minister, flights performed by foreign air carriers at the order of foreign states to bring back their nationals. – This does not apply to domestic aircraft with up to 15 seats.

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended until at least 25 May. Foreign nationals are barred from entering the country until 13 May. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. From 4 May residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries will no longer be required to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a face mask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for essential purposes. Lockdown measures are starting to be lifted. After lifting of restrictions on some shops, other businesses, including hotels, museums, and shopping centres, began reopening on 4 May.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pl.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    13.05.2020
  • Poland Poland has extended its air traffic ban until May 23. The ban covers both domestic and international flights. (The First News, 11.05.2020). Flights to Poland are suspended. – This does not apply to flights with status HOSP, HUM, HEAD and other flights performed to save people’s lives or health, flights to protect public order, emergency flights, flights at the order of the Prime Minister, flights performed by foreign air carriers at the order of foreign states to bring back their nationals. – This does not apply to domestic aircraft with up to 15 seats.

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings for the coming weeks. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended until at least 25 May. Foreign nationals are barred from entering the country until 13 May. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number. From 4 May residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries will no longer be required to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a face mask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for essential purposes. Lockdown measures are starting to be lifted. After lifting of restrictions on some shops, other businesses, including hotels, museums, and shopping centres, began reopening on 4 May.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pl.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

    Published on 11.05.2020

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    12.05.2020
  • Poland

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings until at least 13 May. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended until at least 9 May.

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings until at least 13 May. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended until at least 9 May.
    Foreign nationals are barred from entering the country until 13 May. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.
    From 4 May residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries will no longer be required to quarantine upon return to Poland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable.
    Secondary schools and universities are closed until 24 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed.
    Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals).
    Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters.
    Restrictions:
    people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian;
    parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed;
    hotels and accommodations are closed;
    the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people;
    people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine;
    ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines.
    Wearing a face mask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The quarantine rules no longer apply to people crossing the border with; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. However, they must prove to the Border Guard Officers that their travel is for essential purposes.
    Lockdown measures are starting to be lifted. After lifting of restrictions on some shops, other businesses, including hotels, museums, and shopping centres, began reopening on 4 May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Poland Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings until at least 3 May. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended until at least 9 May. Flights to Poland are suspended. – This does not apply to flights with status HOSP, HUM, HEAD and other flights performed to save people’s lives or health, flights to protect public order, emergency flights, flights at the order of the Prime Minister, flights performed by foreign air carriers at the order of foreign states to bring back their nationals. – This does not apply to domestic aircraft with up to 15 seats.

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings until at least 3 May. International rail and air transport are suspended until further notice. Foreign nationals are barred from entering the country until 3 May. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 3 May.

     

    Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a face mask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Lockdown measures are starting to be lifted. This will start with the lifting of restrictions on shops, while other aspects of the lockdown will be considered as they examine the impact of their strategy.

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    06.05.2020
  • Poland Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings until at least 3 May. International rail is suspended until further notice; air traffic is suspended until at least 9 May. Flights to Poland are suspended. – This does not apply to flights with status HOSP, HUM, HEAD and other flights performed to save people’s lives or health, flights to protect public order, emergency flights, flights at the order of the Prime Minister, flights performed by foreign air carriers at the order of foreign states to bring back their nationals. – This does not apply to domestic aircraft with up to 15 seats.

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed and stringent checks have been imposed at all border crossings until at least 3 May. International rail and air transport are suspended until further notice. Foreign nationals are barred from entering the country until 3 May. Citizens and foreigners with residency permits are allowed to return from abroad but will be required to quarantine for 14 days. They are required to provide the local authorities with information about their place of stay or address and a contact telephone number.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights are suspended and national rail routes are operating a reduced timetable. Secondary schools and universities are closed until 3 May. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums and other cultural venues are closed until further notice. Shopping malls are still operating but with reduced services. Grocery shops, pharmacies and banks remain open. Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited (a maximum of five for Holy Mass and funerals). Public transport is limited to 50% of available seating to maintain appropriate distance between commuters. Restrictions: people under 18 must not leave the house without a parent or guardian; parks, boulevards and beaches remain closed; hotels and accommodations are closed; the number of people in stores and the post office is restricted to two-three people; people living with someone quarantined because they have returned from abroad of have been in contact with an infected person must also self-quarantine; ·violating these orders is a criminal offence subject to fines. Wearing a face mask or scarf in public is compulsory; those who do not comply will face heavy fines.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Lockdown measures are starting to be lifted. This will start with the lifting of restrictions on shops, while other aspects of the lockdown will be considered as they examine the impact of their strategy.

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    29.04.2020
  • Source [https://pl.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/poland/staying-during-coronavirus]
    [https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/POL]
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