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Poland travel restrictions

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Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
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Published on 27.09.2021, :

Yesterday, Sunday 26th September, LOT Polish Airlines inaugurated its new route between Dubai International (DXB) and its base, Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW).

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Open for travel from Poland
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses, children of nationals of Poland.
– This does not apply to passengers under the constant care of nationals of Poland.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of British nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as students in Poland.

Special requirements for flights from/to United States
Flights from USA (except airports in Illinois and New York) are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

Flights from/to Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia are suspended
Flights from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.), Montenegro and Serbia are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations .

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 24 October 2020 to TBD

From 24 October 2020 the RED zone is extended for the whole country.
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 are written the following information:
THE KEY SAFETY RULES:
I. limitations in movement: 1,5 m = minimum distance between pedestrians (except for parents with kids till 13 years old; people living together; handicap people who can not move independently; people with certificate of special educational needs and their carers; people who cover their mouth & nose. ( valid from 25/07);
II. from 10/10/2020 – mandatory covering of mouth & nose in public space. You must cover mouth&nose in: closed places
(e.g. shops, means of transport) and also in open space (on the street, boulevards, cemeteries). In detail: the mask must be on in: on the streets, roads, squares, cemeteries, promenades,boulevards,parking places, forest parkings; buses, trams, trains; in a car if the person inside is not living with you everyday; shops, malls, banks, markets, post office; cinema & theater; at the doctor’s place, in the medical centre, in the hospital, massage & tatoo centers; in churches, schools & universitie; administrative offices and other public services buildings.
Exceptions, where you do not have to cover mouth&nose includes: in forests, parks, botanic & monumental gardens, family allotment and on the beaches.
Covering mouth & nose in public places is mandatory till recall.
The exemption from this obbligation applies to people with medical certificate or document conferming such need, (this category includes those with total development aberrations, mental disorders, medium & significant intelectual disability, or those who themselves can not cover or uncover mouth or nose.

Rules as for movements:
Children and teenagers till 16 years old – between 8:00 am – 4 pm from Monday to Friday are obbliged to be under supervision of parent or other person taking care of them while going out. This rule is not valid for the time when a child goes to school or is back from school and in weekends.
Seniors: older people shall stay home, especially people over 70 years old. The exceptions regards the following situation: professional activities, satisfaction of indispensable daily life needs, participating or celebrating religious activities.

QUARANTINE – regards people who: a) cross Polish border, being EU external border, b) had contacts with COVID19 infected or potentialy infected people , c) live with person to whom the quarantine was imposed,

The exemption from quarantine, after crossing Polish border, applies to: a) EU countries’ citizens, countries of EFTA members citizens or Swiss Confederation, their spouses & children; b) passengers of the plane during international flight from the airport located in the country not included in a ban of air traffic , except of passengers of a plane during international flight from the airport located in the Republic of Belarus, or Ucraine.
The exemption from mandatory quarantine regards: a) everybod y who studies in Poland (students, post diploma students and specialistic education students, PhD students and all scientists/researchers carrying out scientific activities in Poland); b) foreigners being married or being a child to Polish citizens or remain under their constant care
From 2/09/2020 new rules in place:
– quarantine (separation of a healthy person due to the risk of getting infected);
– isolation (separation of a person whose first result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 is positive).
Home isolation lasts 10 days if the patient does not present any symptoms of COVID-19. In case during the isolation the symptoms manifest themselves, the GP decides to prolong the isolation and its end can talke place not earlier than 13 days after the symptops manifests. In case of hospital isolation in the isolation room – the end of isolation is decided by the doctor taking care over the patient. It can’t be earlier than 13 days following the manifestation of symptomps and the last 3 days must be without the symptoms of the illness.
The quarantine is imposd by sanitary inspection as for the people crossing the border it was limited to 10 days – at the same time it was renunced to test asymptomatic people in quarantine.
During the quarantine it is forbiden to: leave house, walk the dog, go to the shop or doctor; in case the person on quarantine has close contacts with other people who live in the same house also those must undergo the quarantine. In case of having symptoms of the illness one must call the sanitary-epidemiologic station.
24/10 no obbligation for quarantine for participants of international sports competitions (detailed rule in force, I will copy if requested)
VALID from 20/06/2020
The police make visits to people under quarantine to check if they respect the rules staying at their place. The regulations foresee a fine up to 30k PLN (approx. > 7kEuro)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
– means of transport can transport – limitations as for the number of people:
in the red zones: 50% of No of seating places or 30% of No of all seating & standing places, however at least 50% of seating places must remain free;
In the whole country, except for the red zones, the public transport can transport no more people than: 100% of seating places or 50% of all seating and standing places, however 50% of seating places must remain free.
VALID TILL RECALL

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 June 2020 to TBD

From 13/06 movements inside the EU is allowed. All restrictions regards crossing outside EU borders by foreigners
Poland can be entered only by:
1.Polish citizens, 2. foreigners married to Polish citizen and their children, 3) foreigners with Polish Card,4) diplomats & their families, 5) foreigners with a permanent or fixed right to stay, 6) foreigners with work permit in possess of all due documents, 7) foreigners who are driving cars with people or goods for professional reasons 8) drivers in transit, 9) studets, 10) researchers carrying out their activity in Poland, 11) citizens of EU, EFTA, Swiss Confederation + their spouses and children, 12) foreigners having permanent permit or long term resident of EU, in the territories of other UE countries, EFTA & EEA (European Economic Area) countries, Swiss Confederation + spouses and children in order transit Poland reaching their place of residence or stay, 13) foreigners flying by plane with international flight being citizens of: Georgia, Japan,Canada,New Zeland, Tailand, Corea, Tunisia, Australia or has a stay permit in those countries, 14)those having repatriation visa or being a family of repatriant, 15)foreigners with special professional role in relation to sport championship having due documents, 16) other cases than above in particular situation require consent of the Principal Chief of Border Guards
VALID TILL RECALL

INTERNATIONAL TRAIN MOVEMENT
– allowed railway movement within the internal EU borders
VALID FROM: 22/06/2020.
limitations regards: travels with international trains outside internal borders of EU
VALID TILL RECALL

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Flight Restrictions

published 30.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to spouses, children of nationals of Poland.
– This does not apply to passengers under the constant care of nationals of Poland.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of British nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as students in Poland.

Flights from/to Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States are suspended
Flights from Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, USA and United Arab Emirates to Poland are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category.
Regardless of the means of transport used people travelling from a third country to Poland must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 taken on day 8 at the earliest from the arrival. Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories. The tests are not publicly funded. This obligation to undergo quarantine does not apply to travellers who have started their journey in one of the countries of the Schengen area or the European Union.
Travelers from non-Schengen Countries or non-Member States of the UE, but from a Country which has agreement with Poland regarding the movement of people related to the restriction introduce for the COVID-19 epidemy, have been exempt from the quarantine after getting negative result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours after crossing the border. The countries are listed on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland.
The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union and to people who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months.
Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requireme nts.
Travellers by plane from countries outside the Schengen/EU area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in the Country for no longer than 24 hours and have a flight ticket are exempt from the quarantine obligation. The departure must be within 24 hours, starting from the moment of arrival in Poland.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Holders of EUDCC will be allowed to enter Poland, without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine). All other travellers are required to stay self-isolated until they obtain a negative test result (within 48 hours after crossing the border).
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements. The following travellers from EU Member States or Schengen Associated Countries are allowed entry without restrictions:
Persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union;
Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days;
Persons who provide a negative result to a COVID-19 test.
Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to arrival)
Travellers who have been quarantined may perform a test within 48 hours after crossing the border: a negative test result releases them from quarantine.
Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories. The tests are not publicly funded.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-09-25
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 37147012
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 29644
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 98.28
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 784

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:
been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR test result valid for 180 days).
When travelling, holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

Provisions for vaccinated people: Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 May 2020 to TBD

All restrictions toward shopping centers and big surfaces shops abolished, no limits for people staying at the same time in the shop, market and post offices, but the obbligation to use gloves/or sanitising hands, covering m&n.
Limits as for people number in shops, markets, post offices- in relation to its surface.
– up to 100 m2 – 5 people for one cash register stand,
– over 100 m2 – 1 person for 15 m2.
From 15/10 new regulation for seniors: from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 in a shop, drugstore, pharmacy shop and p ost office there can be only people over 60 years old.
From 24/10 RESTAURANTS – ban for normal activity of restaurants, possible only preparation of food for take away or delivery.

The ban regards also school canteens. The meals can be released only to children from calsses: 1-3 of primary schools and staff with respect to the sanitary measures. only every second table can be occupied, the distance between tables must be at least 1,5 m unless there ia a separation device high at least 1 m,counting from the top of the table.
Hotel restaurants – are allowed but only for hotels’ guests who stay at least 1 night. Consumption only at the table in the sanitary regim.The guests can occupy every second table and distance between ables 1,5 m or separation device 1 m high.
In the whole country the beauty centers, hairdressers, tatoos and estetic centres can be open but only in the sanitary regim. Distance between “working stations” at least 1,5 m or with the separation device high at least 2m from the floor.
In the place where the activity is carried out there can be only staff and served clients (max. 1 person for working station, except for the staff), + person who is taking care of the client in certain cases.
Hotels activity allowed, except for cubs, disco and dancing places. other rules as in case of congresses, restaurants, cultural or sport activity. Swimming pools, fitness centers, gyms only for hotel guests staying at least 1 night.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 10 October 2020 to TBD

24/10 Cultural events in the closed space can be held with participation of 25% of public, mandatory covering of mouth & nose. Cultural evens in the open air can be organised with distancing 1,5m and covering mouth & nose.
(so every 4th place at the audience, in the alternated rows, in case of not indicated places at the audience – the distance of 1,5m must be kept + covering of m&n – exceptions for children under 13 years old, certified handicaped people, people living together. Valid till recall
from 24/10/2020 GATHERINGS: in the gatherings there can participate max.5 people, mandatory covering of mouth &nose + distance 1,5m. The distance between gatherings can not be lower than 100 m. There is a ban for organising meetings and events, independently from their type – exception events&meetings at home with no more than 20 people.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 24 October 2020 to 08 November 2020

from 24/10 new rules as for the schools: all pupils from classes IV-VIII of the primary school, all pupils from the secondary schools, students of continuous learning institutions, profesional institutions are moving to the on-line remote schooling
Kindergardens and children attending classes I-III go to school as before. Nurseries as before.

from 26/10 – on Universities:
As for Higher education (universities etc.) the lectures& activities are on-line remote mode. The universities’ authorities there can be carried out in a traditional way (phisicaly at university) only activities that due to their specific features can not be done on remote (labs, workshops, professional practices) and the activities foreseen at the last year of the studies of the 1st and 2nd grade and 5 years unified studies.
Special rules for student’s houses.

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 May 2020 to TBD

From 24/10/2020 limitations regarding participation in religious celebrations (mass or other kind of celebrations). Mandatory mouth&nose covering. In churches the limit is max. 1 person on 7m2, keeping distance not smaller than 1,5 m. If outside keeping distance & covering mouth & nose. Only who celebrates may not cover mouths&nose.

from 24/10 fairs and congresses – they can be organised only on-line
From 10/10/2020
Limitation for the functioning of lunaparks, recreation parks and similar – these places remain closed in red zone.
24/10/2020 Organisation of Weddings, Holy Communion, Consolations after Funerals, and other celebrations & parties for certain circumstances – banned till recall
Night clubs, discotecs and other dancing places: – banned in the whole country, only sports clubs for dancing can be opened.
Valid till recall
SPORT:
24/10 in the whole country suspended activity of: swimming pools, acquaparks, gyms, fitness clubs except for healing activities for patients, professional sportsmen, sport activities or sport events, for students & pupils with school or university activities. In hotels only for hotel guests as above. Suspended also saunas, solarias, massages’ centers and those for loosing weight.
Ban for any dancing activity except for sport dancing clubs.
– people doing sport professionaly do not have to cover m&n; those who do sport for recreation must cover m&n unless they do it in forests, parks, allotments, botanic gardens or beaches.
– In the whole country sport competitions, sport activities and events are organized without the audience.
In the sport competitions, sport activities and events (except for golf fields, tenis corts, stalls and tracetracks for horses, facilities for water and air sports to which the limitations do not apply as for number of people) there can participate no more than 250 participants at the same time, excluding staff for the event.
Valid from 10/10/2020
SANATORIUMS, health resorts, rehabilitation is suspended with a possibility to finish the started periods before the rule entered inot force. The exceptions regards cases where interruption of rehabilitation would seriously worsen the health of the patient.

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Full Restrictions

  • Poland Latest News: Government will introduce mandatory 10-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from outside Schengen Area (23.06.2021). Polish government imposes seven-day quarantine for all travelers from U.K. because of COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 22.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), travellers who don’t have a EUDCC or another official certificate stating they are fully vaccinated, they recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days and they have a negative result to a COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival are subject to a 10-day quarantine upon entry.

    Travellers who have been quarantined may perform a test within 48 hours after crossing the border: a negative test result releases them from quarantine.

    • Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories.
    • The tests are not publicly funded.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Find out more:
    Temporary limitations – Coronavirus: information and recommendations – (www.gov.pl)
    Travel information

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers by plane from countries outside the Schengen/EU area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in the Country for no longer than 24 hours and have a flight ticket are exempt from the quarantine obligation. The departure must be within 24 hours, starting from the moment of arrival in Poland.

    Mandatory travel documentation when travelling by plane
    All passengers travelling by air are required to complete the Traveller Location Card: the document allows epidemic services to quickly inform passengers that an infected person has travelled by plane. More info about it here. The data controller is the State District Sanitary Inspector competent for the place of residence or stay of the traveller.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information
    Special rules of entry and stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland

    *From Third Countries:

    Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), people travelling from a third country to Poland must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 taken on day 8 at the earliest from the arrival. The obligation to undergo quarantine is considered fulfilled when the negative test result is entered into the ICT system.

    • Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories.
    • The tests are not publicly funded.

    This obligation to undergo quarantine does not apply to travellers who have started their journey in one of the countries of the Schengen area or the European Union.

    Travelers from non-Schengen Countries or non-Member States of the UE, but from a Country which has agreement with Poland regarding the movement of people related to the restriction introduce for the COVID-19 epidemy, have been exempt from the quarantine after getting negative result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours after crossing the border. The countries are listed on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland.

    The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union and to people who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Mandatory travel documentation when travelling by plane
    All passengers travelling by air are required to complete the Traveller Location Card: the document allows epidemic services to quickly inform passengers that an infected person has travelled by plane. More info about it here. The data controller is the State District Sanitary Inspector competent for the place of residence or stay of the traveller.

     

    Note: Travellers by plane from countries outside the Schengen/EU area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in the Country for no longer than 24 hours and have a flight ticket are exempt from the quarantine obligation. The departure must be within 24 hours, starting from the moment of arrival in Poland.

    Please, check carefully what categories are allowed to enter Poland from any third country.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information
    Special rules of entry and stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland
    Quarantine after crossing the border – Information for travellers

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Indoor and outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are allowed for up to 150 people. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating at full capacity. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, cultural centres, libraries, theatres, cinemas and operas are open. Masks must be worn when indoors with limits on capacity.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    All shops and services are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry at busy times. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are operating indoor and outdoor service with limited capacity. Night clubs and discos are open for a maximum 150 people.
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open with limited capacity.
    Gyms, fitness clubs, hairdressers, beauty salons and saunas are open with strict hygiene rules and limits on numbers.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    National or regional measures may be implemented at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently open with number limits.

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    06.08.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government will introduce mandatory 10-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from outside Schengen Area (23.06.2021). Polish government imposes seven-day quarantine for all travelers from U.K. because of COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 22.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), travellers who don’t have a EUDCC or another official certificate stating they are fully vaccinated, they recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days and they have a negative result to a COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival are subject to a 10-day quarantine upon entry.

    Travellers who have been quarantined may perform a test within 48 hours after crossing the border: a negative test result releases them from quarantine.

    • Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories.
    • The tests are not publicly funded.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Find out more:
    Temporary limitations – Coronavirus: information and recommendations – (www.gov.pl)
    Travel information

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Travellers by plane from countries outside the Schengen/EU area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in the Country for no longer than 24 hours and have a flight ticket are exempt from the quarantine obligation. The departure must be within 24 hours, starting from the moment of arrival in Poland.

    Mandatory travel documentation when travelling by plane
    All passengers travelling by air are required to complete the Traveller Location Card: the document allows epidemic services to quickly inform passengers that an infected person has travelled by plane. More info about it here. The data controller is the State District Sanitary Inspector competent for the place of residence or stay of the traveller.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information
    Special rules of entry and stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland

    *From Third Countries:

    Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), people travelling from a third country to Poland must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 taken on day 8 at the earliest from the arrival. The obligation to undergo quarantine is considered fulfilled when the negative test result is entered into the ICT system.

    • Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories.
    • The tests are not publicly funded.

    This obligation to undergo quarantine does not apply to travellers who have started their journey in one of the countries of the Schengen area or the European Union.

    Travelers from non-Schengen Countries or non-Member States of the UE, but from a Country which has agreement with Poland regarding the movement of people related to the restriction introduce for the COVID-19 epidemy, have been exempt from the quarantine after getting negative result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours after crossing the border. The countries are listed on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland.

    The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union and to people who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Mandatory travel documentation when travelling by plane
    All passengers travelling by air are required to complete the Traveller Location Card: the document allows epidemic services to quickly inform passengers that an infected person has travelled by plane. More info about it here. The data controller is the State District Sanitary Inspector competent for the place of residence or stay of the traveller.

     

    Note: Travellers by plane from countries outside the Schengen/EU area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in the Country for no longer than 24 hours and have a flight ticket are exempt from the quarantine obligation. The departure must be within 24 hours, starting from the moment of arrival in Poland.

    Please, check carefully what categories are allowed to enter Poland from any third country.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information
    Special rules of entry and stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland
    Quarantine after crossing the border – Information for travellers

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Indoor and outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are allowed for up to 150 people. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating at full capacity. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, cultural centres, libraries, theatres, cinemas and operas are open. Masks must be worn when indoors with limits on capacity.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    All shops and services are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry at busy times. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are operating indoor and outdoor service with limited capacity. Night clubs and discos are open for a maximum 150 people.
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open with limited capacity.
    Gyms, fitness clubs, hairdressers, beauty salons and saunas are open with strict hygiene rules and limits on numbers.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    National or regional measures may be implemented at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently open with number limits.

    Read more
    28.07.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government will introduce mandatory 10-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from outside Schengen Area (23.06.2021). Polish government imposes seven-day quarantine for all travelers from U.K. because of COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 22.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), travellers who don’t have a EUDCC or another official certificate stating they are fully vaccinated, they recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days and they have a negative result to a COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival are subject to a 10-day quarantine upon entry.

    Travellers who have been quarantined may perform a test within 48 hours after crossing the border: a negative test result releases them from quarantine.

    • Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories.
    • The tests are not publicly funded.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Find out more:
    Temporary limitations – Coronavirus: information and recommendations – (www.gov.pl)
    Travel information

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), people travelling from a third country to Poland must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 test taken on day 8 at the earliest from the arrival.

    Travelers from non-Schengen Countries or non-Member States of the UE, but from a Country which has agreement with Poland regarding the movement of people related to the restriction introduce for the COVID-19 epidemy, have been exempt from the quarantine after getting negative result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours after crossing the border. The countries are listed on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland.

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Israel and United States may enter Poland without a specific reason (also for tourism).

    The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union and to people who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months.

    Travellers by plane from countries outside the Schengen/EU area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in the Country for no longer than 24 hours and have a flight ticket are exempt from the quarantine obligation. The departure must be within 24 hours, starting from the moment of arrival in Poland.

    The obligation to undergo quarantine does not apply to travellers who have started their journey in one of the countries of the Schengen area or in a country belonging to the European Union.

    Additionally, the following categories are allowed to enter Poland from any third country:

    • legal residents of Poland;
    • foreigners who are close family members of Polish legal residents;
    • persons holding a Polish Card (‘Karta Polaka’);
    • foreigners holding a permanent or temporary residence permit and those who have a work permit of Poland;
    • persons studying in Poland;
    • citizens of the United Kingdom, Belarus and their family members.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation
    Any person crossing the state border of the Republic of Poland by plane must fill out an electronic Passenger Locator Form via the ICT system before checking in, and if this is not possible, fill out a paper Passenger Locator Form provided by the cabin crew.

    The data controller is the State District Sanitary Inspector competent for the place of residence or stay of the traveller.

     

    Find out more:
    Quarantine after crossing the border – Information for travellers

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Indoor and outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are allowed for up to 150 people. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating at full capacity. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, cultural centres, libraries, theatres, cinemas and operas are open. Masks must be worn when indoors with limits on capacity.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    All shops and services are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry at busy times. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are operating indoor and outdoor service with limited capacity. Night clubs and discos are open for a maximum 150 people.
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open with limited capacity.
    Gyms, fitness clubs, hairdressers, beauty salons and saunas are open with strict hygiene rules and limits on numbers.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    National or regional measures may be implemented at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently open with number limits.

    Read more
    21.07.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government will introduce mandatory 10-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from outside Schengen Area (23.06.2021). Polish government imposes seven-day quarantine for all travelers from U.K. because of COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 22.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Light” map.

    The following travellers from EU Member States or Schengen Associated Countries are allowed entry without restrictions:

    • Persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union;
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days;
    • Persons who provide a negative result to a COVID-19 test.
      Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to arrival)

    Children under the age of 12, travelling together with their parents who have been vaccinated against the virus or present a negative test result, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    All other travellers are required to stay self-isolated until they obtain a negative test result (within 48 hours after crossing the border).

     

    Find out more:
    Temporary limitations – Coronavirus: information and recommendations – (www.gov.pl)
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Israel and United States may enter Poland without a specific reason (also for tourism).

    Additionally, the following categories are allowed to enter Poland from any third country:

    • Legal residents of Poland;
    • Foreigners who are close family members of Polish legal residents;
    • Persons holding a Polish Card (“Karta Polaka”)
    • Foreigners holding a permanent or temporary residence permit and those who have a work permit of Poland;
    • Persons studying in Poland;
    • Citizens of European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, European Union Member States, and Switzerland, along with their family members;
    • Citizens of the United Kingdom, Belarus and their family members

    Non-vaccinated persons travelling to Poland from a third country must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended earlier by a negative result to a COVID-19 test taken on day 7 after arrival.

    The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling together with their parents who have been vaccinated against the virus or present a negative test result, are also exempted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Find out more:
    Quarantine after crossing the border – Information for travellers

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Indoor and outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are allowed for up to 150 people. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating at full capacity. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, cultural centres, libraries, theatres, cinemas and operas are open. Masks must be worn when indoors with limits on capacity.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    All shops and services are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry at busy times. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are operating indoor and outdoor service with limited capacity. Night clubs and discos are open for a maximum 150 people.
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open with limited capacity.
    Gyms, fitness clubs, hairdressers, beauty salons and saunas are open with strict hygiene rules and limits on numbers.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    National or regional measures may be implemented at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently open with number limits.

    Read more
    19.07.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government will introduce mandatory 10-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from outside Schengen Area (23.06.2021). Polish government imposes seven-day quarantine for all travelers from U.K. because of COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 22.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Light” map.

    The following travellers from EU Member States or Schengen Associated Countries are allowed entry without restrictions:

    • Persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union;
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days;
    • Persons who provide a negative result to a COVID-19 test.
      Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to arrival)

    Children under the age of 12, travelling together with their parents who have been vaccinated against the virus or present a negative test result, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    All other travellers are required to stay self-isolated until they obtain a negative test result (within 48 hours after crossing the border).

     

    Find out more:
    Temporary limitations – Coronavirus: information and recommendations – (www.gov.pl)
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Israel and United States may enter Poland without a specific reason (also for tourism).

    Additionally, the following categories are allowed to enter Poland from any third country:

    • Legal residents of Poland;
    • Foreigners who are close family members of Polish legal residents;
    • Persons holding a Polish Card (“Karta Polaka”)
    • Foreigners holding a permanent or temporary residence permit and those who have a work permit of Poland;
    • Persons studying in Poland;
    • Citizens of European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, European Union Member States, and Switzerland, along with their family members;
    • Citizens of the United Kingdom, Belarus and their family members

    Non-vaccinated persons travelling to Poland from a third country must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended earlier by a negative result to a COVID-19 test taken on day 7 after arrival.

    The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling together with their parents who have been vaccinated against the virus or present a negative test result, are also exempted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Find out more:
    Quarantine after crossing the border – Information for travellers

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 meter distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 meter distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Face masks must be worn in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car.
    Indoor and outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are allowed for up to 150 people from 6 June. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating at 75% capacity to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. From 26 June public transport will operate at 100% capacity. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, cultural centres, libraries, theatres, cinemas and operas are open. Masks must be worn when indoors with limits on capacity.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    All shops and services are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are operating indoor and outdoor service with limited capacity. From 26 June, night clubs and discos will reopen for maximum 150 people.
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open with limited capacity.
    Gyms, fitness clubs, hairdressers, beauty salons and saunas are open with strict hygiene rules and limits on numbers.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    National or regional measures may be implemented at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between Poland and different countries are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently operating at 50% capacity, from June 26 this will rise to 75%.

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government will introduce mandatory 10-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from outside Schengen Area (23.06.2021). Polish government imposes seven-day quarantine for all travelers from U.K. because of COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 22.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Light” map.

    The following travellers from EU Member States or Schengen Associated Countries are allowed entry without restrictions:

    • Persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union;
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days;
    • Persons who provide a negative result to a COVID-19 test.
      Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to arrival)

    Children under the age of 12, travelling together with their parents who have been vaccinated against the virus or present a negative test result, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    All other travellers are required to stay self-isolated until they obtain a negative test result (within 48 hours after crossing the border).

     

    Find out more:
    Temporary limitations – Coronavirus: information and recommendations – (www.gov.pl)
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Israel and United States may enter Poland without a specific reason (also for tourism).

    Additionally, the following categories are allowed to enter Poland from any third country:

    • Legal residents of Poland;
    • Foreigners who are close family members of Polish legal residents;
    • Persons holding a Polish Card (“Karta Polaka”)
    • Foreigners holding a permanent or temporary residence permit and those who have a work permit of Poland;
    • Persons studying in Poland;
    • Citizens of European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, European Union Member States, and Switzerland, along with their family members;
    • Citizens of the United Kingdom, Belarus and their family members

    Non-vaccinated persons travelling to Poland from a third country are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR or antigenic) taken within 48 hours prior to arrival and must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended earlier by a negative result to a COVID-19 test taken on day 7 after arrival.

    The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union.

    Children under the age of 12, travelling together with their parents who have been vaccinated against the virus or present a negative test result, are also exempted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Find out more:
    Quarantine after crossing the border – Information for travellers

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 meter distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 meter distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Face masks must be worn in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car.
    Indoor and outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are allowed for up to 150 people from 6 June. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating at 75% capacity to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. From 26 June public transport will operate at 100% capacity. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, cultural centres, libraries, theatres, cinemas and operas are open. Masks must be worn when indoors with limits on capacity.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    All shops and services are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are operating indoor and outdoor service with limited capacity. From 26 June, night clubs and discos will reopen for maximum 150 people.
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open with limited capacity.
    Gyms, fitness clubs, hairdressers, beauty salons and saunas are open with strict hygiene rules and limits on numbers.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    National or regional measures may be implemented at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between Poland and different countries are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently operating at 50% capacity, from June 26 this will rise to 75%.

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen on 8 May; other COVID restrictions to be relaxed throughout the month (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Tighter restrictions are in place in some regions until 1 May. The Polish Government’s website (in Polish) explains which regions have tighter rules.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland until 15 May, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. Outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are planned to be allowed for up to 25 people from 15 May, and both outdoor and indoor events for up to 50 people from 29 May. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries and cultural centres plan to re-open 4 May. Outdoor theatres, opera houses and cinemas plan to re-open 15 May (with maximum 50% audience capacity), with indoor theatres and cinemas planning to open 21 May (with maximum 50% audience capacity). Libraries are open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    All non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks including large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are open from 4 May. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. From 15 May they plan to partially re-open (outdoor terraces only) and from 29 May re-open indoors and outdoors (maximum 50% capacity).
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open for up to 25 people and plan to open for up to 50 people from 01 May. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Indoor sporting venues (including swimming pools) are reserved for professionals only and will only open to children and young people in organised groups from 01 May (maximum 50% capacity). Indoor swimming pools plan to open for everyone (up to 50% capacity) from 29 May. Outdoor sports venues plan to allow audiences (up to 25% of normally permitted numbers) from 15 May.
    Gyms, fitness clubs and saunas plan to re-open 28 May with limits on how many people can attend at the same time. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open in all regions from 01 May.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of any regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until 8 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants will remain closed until further notice, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests. Spas within hotels will remain closed until further notice.

    Read more
    20.05.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen on 8 May; other COVID restrictions to be relaxed throughout the month (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Tighter restrictions are in place in some regions until 1 May. The Polish Government’s website (in Polish) explains which regions have tighter rules. Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland until 15 May, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. Outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are planned to be allowed for up to 25 people from 15 May, and both outdoor and indoor events for up to 50 people from 29 May. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries and cultural centres plan to re-open 4 May. Outdoor theatres, opera houses and cinemas plan to re-open 15 May (with maximum 50% audience capacity), with indoor theatres and cinemas planning to open 29 May (with maximum 50% audience capacity). Libraries are open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks including large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are closed until 4 May (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. From 15 May they plan to partially re-open (outdoor terraces only) and from 29 May re-open indoors and outdoors (maximum 50% capacity).
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open for up to 25 people and plan to open for up to 50 people from 01 May. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Indoor sporting venues (including swimming pools) are reserved for professionals only and will only open to children and young people in organised groups from 01 May (maximum 50% capacity). Indoor swimming pools plan to open for everyone (up to 50% capacity) from 29 May. Outdoor sports venues plan to allow audiences (up to 25% of normally permitted numbers) from 15 May.
    Gyms, fitness clubs and saunas plan to re-open 29 May with limits on how many people can attend at the same time. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open in some regions from 26 April and will fully re-open in all regions from 01 May.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of any regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).

    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until 8 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants will remain closed until further notice, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests. Spas within hotels will remain closed until further notice.

    Read more
    19.05.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen on 8 May; other COVID restrictions to be relaxed throughout the month (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Tighter restrictions are in place in some regions until 1 May. The Polish Government’s website (in Polish) explains which regions have tighter rules. Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland until 15 May, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. Outdoor gatherings, celebrations and events are planned to be allowed for up to 25 people from 15 May, and both outdoor and indoor events for up to 50 people from 29 May. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals and you should contact religious venues for more information.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries and cultural centres plan to re-open 4 May. Outdoor theatres, opera houses and cinemas plan to re-open 15 May (with maximum 50% audience capacity), with indoor theatres and cinemas planning to open 29 May (with maximum 50% audience capacity). Libraries are open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks including large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are closed until 4 May (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. From 15 May they plan to partially re-open (outdoor terraces only) and from 29 May re-open indoors and outdoors (maximum 50% capacity).
    Open air sport facilities and grounds are open for up to 25 people and plan to open for up to 50 people from 01 May. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Indoor sporting venues (including swimming pools) are reserved for professionals only and will only open to children and young people in organised groups from 01 May (maximum 50% capacity). Indoor swimming pools plan to open for everyone (up to 50% capacity) from 29 May. Outdoor sports venues plan to allow audiences (up to 25% of normally permitted numbers) from 15 May.
    Gyms, fitness clubs and saunas plan to re-open 29 May with limits on how many people can attend at the same time. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open in some regions from 26 April and will fully re-open in all regions from 01 May.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of any regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).

    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until 8 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants will remain closed until further notice, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests. Spas within hotels will remain closed until further notice.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen on 8 May; other COVID restrictions to be relaxed throughout the month (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Government to extend most COVID-19 restrictions until 25 April; hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and tighter restrictions are in place in some regions. The Polish Government’s website (in Polish) explains which regions have tighter rules.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with only one person per 20m² permitted. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are also closed. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Open air sport facilities and grounds can re-open for up to 25 people. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Otherwise, indoor sporting events are not permitted and indoor sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open in some regions from 26 April and will remain closed in others.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until at least 3 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    29.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen on 8 May; other COVID restrictions to be relaxed throughout the month (Reuters, 28.04.2021). Government to extend most COVID-19 restrictions until 25 April; hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and tighter restrictions are in place in some regions. The Polish Government’s website (in Polish) explains which regions have tighter rules.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with only one person per 20m² permitted. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are also closed. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Open air sport facilities and grounds can re-open for up to 25 people. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Otherwise, indoor sporting events are not permitted and indoor sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open in some regions from 26 April and will remain closed in others.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until at least 3 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government to extend most COVID-19 restrictions until 25 April; hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and tighter restrictions are in place in some regions. The Polish Government’s website (in Polish) explains which regions have tighter rules.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with only one person per 20m² permitted. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are also closed. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Open air sport facilities and grounds can re-open for up to 25 people. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Otherwise, indoor sporting events are not permitted and indoor sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open in some regions from 26 April and will remain closed in others.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until at least 3 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government to extend most COVID-19 restrictions until 25 April; hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and tighter restrictions are in place in some regions. The Polish Government’s website (in Polish) explains which regions have tighter rules.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with only one person per 20m² permitted. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are also closed. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Open air sport facilities and grounds can re-open for up to 25 people. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Otherwise, indoor sporting events are not permitted and indoor sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open in some regions from 26 April and will remain closed in others.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until at least 3 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    23.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government to extend most COVID-19 restrictions until 25 April; hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Until at least 25 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops are also closed. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. From 19 April, open air sport facilities and grounds can re-open for up to 25 people. Children and young people may take part in sports activities run by sporting associations. Otherwise, indoor sporting events are not permitted and indoor sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. Seehere (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    -Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed until at least 3 May, except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government to extend most COVID-19 restrictions until 25 April; hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Until at least 18 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel : You can enter and depart Poland by road over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    15.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government to extend most COVID-19 restrictions until 25 April; hotels to remain closed until 3 May (Reuters, 14.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Until at least 18 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel : You can enter and depart Poland by road over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    14.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 18 April (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Until at least 18 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel : You can enter and depart Poland by road over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    08.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR, antigen

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen), are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Travel information (in Polish)
    Quarantine rules from 30 March (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, must complete a 10-day quarantine, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test after arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will be able to shorten the 10-day quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Poland. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    The quarantine period may be ended by taking a PCR test after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers will also be able to take a test for COVID-19 infection upon arrival in Poland. If the result is negative, quarantine will be lifted. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia – also those who cross the border by car – must quarantine for 10 days.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 27 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place. The Polish Government advice is to stay at home where possible.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals, with churches only permitted one person per 15m². There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, casinos and cinemas are all closed. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open.
    Non-essential shops in shopping malls and retail parks are closed (supermarkets and pharmacies remain open). Large DIY, homeware and furniture shops will also be closed from 27 March. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences and from 27 March sports facilities are reserved for professionals only. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are closed. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks as well as tanning salons, hairdressers, massage salons and saunas, also remain closed.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling as appointments may be limited.
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing).
    Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are closed except for business trips and to accommodate workers. If you have a reservation check directly with your accommodation provider for refund policies or to check your reason for stay is permitted. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed where the hotel has guests.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car.

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-countries outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 20 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place on non-essential retail, cultural institutions and hotels in Poland .
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries: Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions. Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 20 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place on non-essential retail, cultural institutions and hotels in Poland .
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    25.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Partial lockdown in Poland extended for three weeks (BBC, 22.03.2021). Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 20 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place on non-essential retail, cultural institutions and hotels in Poland .
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Is a quarantine required? Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car.

    Is a coronavirus test required? Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

    Find out more: Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border Travel information (in Polish) Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries: Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions. Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. From 20 March until at least 9 April tighter restrictions will be in place on non-essential retail, cultural institutions and hotels in Poland .
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car. 

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have ot quarantine. 

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present proof of hospitalisation or isolation in the past 6 months do not have to quarantine.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels will close as government reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions in Lubuskie and Mazowieckie regions (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car. 

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car. 

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car. 

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning tomorrow, February 27, the Polish government will institute the following new restrictions:
    -Face coverings must be cloth or medical-type masks. Face shields, visors, scarves, or other types of face coverings are not permitted as substitutes for masks. Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for parks, forests, and beaches.
    – All travelers entering Poland from Czechia and Slovakia are subject to a 10-day quarantine, except for travelers who provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination.
    – In the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, shopping malls, hotels, movie theaters, and other similar public spaces are closed, and schools are moved to virtual classes only. o All other country-wide restrictions currently in place will continue, including:
    -Restaurants and bars are closed for in-person dining, with delivery and take-away service only.
    – Only 50% of seats or 30% of all space may be used on public transport.
    – Only five people per cashier allowed in stores of up to 100 square meters. In stores over 100 square meters, one person is allowed for every 15 square meters.
    – Only one person per 15 square meters allowed in churches.
    – Seniors, especially people over age 70, are advised to limit their movements in public spaces, apart from their professional activities, fulfilling daily needs, or attending religious services. A helpline for seniors has been established at +48 22 505 1111.

    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry. In addition, all travellers returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia must quarantine, also those who cross the border by car. 

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide.
    Facemasks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear facemasks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a facemask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas and visors are not permitted alternatives to facemasks. Your mouth and nose must be covered. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a facemask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a facemask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a facemask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity.
    Facemasks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a facemask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice. Some regions may have stricter rules in place. See here
    (in Polish) for details of regions with stricter rules.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Check country specific FCDO travel advice for any country that you plan to transit during your journey.
    Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    25.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity. Masks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity. Masks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity. Masks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    16.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021). Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500/£100) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on wedding receptions and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, opera houses and cinemas are open with maximum 50% capacity. Masks must be worn during performances and you are not allowed to purchase food or drink. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Casinos are open with limits on customer numbers.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open. Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. Swimming pools, tennis courts and outdoor sports facilities, including ski slopes, are open. Gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks remain closed.
    Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours are open, with strict hygiene rules in place. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter
    pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available between London and Poland (journey times are in excess of 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights between the UK and Poland are operating. Routes, carriers and availability vary and are based on demand.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open with maximum 50% occupancy rates. Hotel restaurants are closed, but room service is allowed. Other kinds of accommodation are also operating.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021). Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Find out more:
    Border Guard: restrictions on the Polish border

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    Travellers from third-country outside the EU and Schengen Area are subject to the rules described hereafter.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Third-country travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 23 January 2021, travellers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed within 48 hours prior to entering Poland.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, cinemas and cultural centres are closed.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice
    .
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Hotels to reopen from mid-February as government relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions (Reuters, 05.02.2021). Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    NO.

    But, from January 23, people with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are released from compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed before crossing the limit. The test is valid for 48 hours after receiving the result.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Find out more:
    General rules
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and China may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, cinemas and cultural centres are closed.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice
    .
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    05.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    NO.

    But, from January 23, people with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are released from compulsory quarantine. The test must be performed before crossing the limit. The test is valid for 48 hours after receiving the result.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Find out more:
    General rules
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and China may enter Poland without additional restrictions.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries are allowed to open. Consult websites for opening hours and restrictions before visiting. Theatres, cinemas and cultural centres are closed.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Shops, shopping malls and retail parks are open. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided.
    Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open.
    Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates and changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice
    .
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    02.02.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    You do not have to quarantine on arrival if you can present a negative Covid-19 test certificate issued within 48 hours before crossing the Polish border.
    *From within the EU:

    Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    NO.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

     

    Find out more:
    General rules
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 31 January 2021.
    Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas
    and cultural centres will be closed until at least 31 January 2021.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain op
    en. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates changes in restrictions see thePolish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    You do not have to quarantine on arrival if you can present a negative Covid-19 test certificate issued within 48 hours before crossing the Polish border.
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:
    General rules
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 31 January 2021.
    Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas
    and cultural centres will be closed until at least 31 January 2021.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain op
    en. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates changes in restrictions see thePolish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    You do not have to quarantine on arrival if you can present a negative Covid-19 test certificate issued within 48 hours before crossing the Polish border.
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:
    General rules
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 31 January 2021.
    Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas
    and cultural centres will be closed until at least 31 January 2021.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain op
    en. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates changes in restrictions see thePolish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    23.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:
    General rules
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 31 January 2021.
    Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas
    and cultural centres will be closed until at least 31 January 2021.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain op
    en. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates changes in restrictions see thePolish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers arriving in Poland by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of entry.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:
    General rules
    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 31 January 2021.
    Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person.
    You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules.
    Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities.
    Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes.
    Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times.
    Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas
    and cultural centres will be closed until at least 31 January 2021.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain op
    en. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place.
    Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice.
    Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling.
    For updates changes in restrictions see thePolish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    15.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers that cross the Polish internal EU border by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of crossing the border.

    If you have been vaccinated for COVID-19, you will not be placed in quarantine.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:

    General rules

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed.

    For a selection of countries, civil aircrafts originating from these territories are prohibited from landing in Poland.

    The ban on flights does not apply to countries that notified Poland of the implementation of solutions ensuring that only passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be allowed to be taken on board.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 17 January 2021. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and cultural centres will be closed until at least 17 January 2021. National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice.
    Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling. For updates changes in restrictions see thePolish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to: • uniformed workers; • medics, patients or caregivers; • sports players, coaches or members of training staff; • members of aircraft or train crew; • road transport drivers; • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams; • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings; • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members; • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: Poland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Poland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers that cross the Polish internal EU border by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of crossing the border.

    If you have been vaccinated for COVID-19, you will not be placed in quarantine.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:

    General rules

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is partially permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed.

    For a selection of countries, civil aircrafts originating from these territories are prohibited from landing in Poland.

    The ban on flights does not apply to countries that notified Poland of the implementation of solutions ensuring that only passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be allowed to be taken on board.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 17 January 2021. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members – these rules on indoor gatherings will also be in place over the Christmas period. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and cultural centres will be closed until at least 17 January 2021.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling. For updates changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available to London from Poland (journey times are around 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights from the UK to Poland are suspended until at least 13 January.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: Poland’s government extends ban on passenger flights from U.K. until 13 January because of new strain of COVID-19 (Urdu Point, 05.01.2021). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers that cross the Polish internal EU border by plane, bus, or other means of public transport, are required to quarantine for 10 days, counting from the day following the day of crossing the border.

    If you have been vaccinated for COVID-19, you will not be placed in quarantine.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:

    General rules

    Travel information (in Polish)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit: Transit is permitted.
    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed. As of 22.12.2020 until 06.01.2021 , the following international flights shall be banned from landing: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Jordan, Armenia, Kosovo, Serbia, North Macedonia, United States of America (except for the airports in Illinois and New York), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The ban on flights does not apply to countries that notified Poland of the implementation of solutions ensuring that only passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be allowed to be taken on board.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide until at least 17 January 2021. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 (£6,000) for failing to follow sanitary rules. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members – these rules on indoor gatherings will also be in place over the Christmas period. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. There is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and cultural centres will be closed until at least 17 January 2021.
    National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. Shopping malls and retail parks are closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums, ski slopes and aqua parks remain closed. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling. For updates changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map).
    The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice. Coach services are available to London from Poland (journey times are around 24 hours including channel crossing). Flights from the UK to Poland are suspended until at least 13 January.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are currently only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    05.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: UK nationals and non-EU/EEA nationals resident in the UK or another non-EU/EEA country will not be permitted entry to Poland from 01 January 2021 for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide COVID-19 restrictions. (Gov.uk, 31.12.2020). Polish government suspends flights from U.K. from 22 December until at least 6 January. (Reuters, 20.12.2020). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Citizens of EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, as well as their spouses and children, are allowed to enter Poland without restrictions.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:
    https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed. As of 22.12.2020 until 06.01.2021 , the following international flights shall be banned from landing: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Jordan, Armenia, Kosovo, Serbia, North Macedonia, United States of America (except for the airports in Illinois and New York), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The ban on flights does not apply to countries that notified Poland of the implementation of solutions ensuring that only passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be allowed to be taken on board.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and on 17 December announced an extension of restrictions until at least 17 January 2021, including some new restrictions planned from 28 December. A nationwide ban on movement and travel will be introduced from 7pm on 31 December to 6am on 1 January. During this time you will not be able to leave your accommodation except in certain circumstances such as carrying out official, professional or business activities, seeking medical assistance or other essential activity. The Polish Government encourages households not to mix with other households during this time. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. All children up to the age of 16 must remain at home between 8am to 4pm on weekdays, unless accompanied by an adult. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members – these rules on indoor gatherings will also be in place over the Christmas period. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. From 24 October there is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and cultural centres will be closed until at least 17 January 2021. National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. From 28 December, shopping malls and retail parks will be closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Since 24 October, restaurants, cafes and pubs have been closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks have also been closed nationwide since 24 October. Ski slopes are scheduled to be closed from 28 December. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling. For updates changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: From 28 December, hotels are only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

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    04.01.2021
  • Poland Latest News: UK nationals and non-EU/EEA nationals resident in the UK or another non-EU/EEA country will not be permitted entry to Poland from 01 January 2021 for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide COVID-19 restrictions. (Gov.uk, 31.12.2020). Polish government suspends flights from U.K. from 22 December until at least 6 January. (Reuters, 20.12.2020). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Flights from UK to Poland are suspended from midnight 21 December until at least 6 January.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Citizens of EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, as well as their spouses and children, are allowed to enter Poland without restrictions.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:
    https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed. As of 22.12.2020 until 06.01.2021 , the following international flights shall be banned from landing: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Jordan, Armenia, Kosovo, Serbia, North Macedonia, United States of America (except for the airports in Illinois and New York), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The ban on flights does not apply to countries that notified Poland of the implementation of solutions ensuring that only passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be allowed to be taken on board.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and on 17 December announced an extension of restrictions until at least 17 January 2021, including some new restrictions planned from 28 December. A nationwide ban on movement and travel will be introduced from 7pm on 31 December to 6am on 1 January. During this time you will not be able to leave your accommodation except in certain circumstances such as carrying out official, professional or business activities, seeking medical assistance or other essential activity. The Polish Government encourages households not to mix with other households during this time. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. All children up to the age of 16 must remain at home between 8am to 4pm on weekdays, unless accompanied by an adult. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members – these rules on indoor gatherings will also be in place over the Christmas period. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. From 24 October there is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and cultural centres will be closed until at least 17 January 2021. National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. From 28 December, shopping malls and retail parks will be closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Since 24 October, restaurants, cafes and pubs have been closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks have also been closed nationwide since 24 October. Ski slopes are scheduled to be closed from 28 December. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling. For updates changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: From 28 December, hotels are only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    30.12.2020
  • Poland Latest News: Polish government suspends flights from U.K. from 22 December until at least 6 January. (Reuters, 20.12.2020). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Flights from UK to Poland are suspended from midnight 21 December until at least 6 January.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Citizens of EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, as well as their spouses and children, are allowed to enter Poland without restrictions.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:
    https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed. As of 22.12.2020 until 06.01.2021 , the following international flights shall be banned from landing: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Jordan, Armenia, Kosovo, Serbia, North Macedonia, United States of America (except for the airports in Illinois and New York), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The ban on flights does not apply to countries that notified Poland of the implementation of solutions ensuring that only passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be allowed to be taken on board.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and on 17 December announced an extension of restrictions until at least 17 January 2021, including some new restrictions planned from 28 December. A nationwide ban on movement and travel will be introduced from 7pm on 31 December to 6am on 1 January. During this time you will not be able to leave your accommodation except in certain circumstances such as carrying out official, professional or business activities, seeking medical assistance or other essential activity. The Polish Government encourages households not to mix with other households during this time. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. All children up to the age of 16 must remain at home between 8am to 4pm on weekdays, unless accompanied by an adult. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members – these rules on indoor gatherings will also be in place over the Christmas period. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. From 24 October there is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and cultural centres will be closed until at least 17 January 2021. National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. From 28 December, shopping malls and retail parks will be closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Since 24 October, restaurants, cafes and pubs have been closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks have also been closed nationwide since 24 October. Ski slopes are scheduled to be closed from 28 December. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling. For updates changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: From 28 December, hotels are only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    28.12.2020
  • Poland Latest News: Polish government suspends flights from U.K. from 22 December until at least 6 January. (Reuters, 20.12.2020). All hotels will close as country enters national quarantine from 28 December to 17 January (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Government extends ban on international flights to nine countries until 31 December (FirstNews, 08.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens of EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries, as well as their spouses and children, are allowed to enter Poland without restrictions.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Find out more:

    https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens and residents of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia and Australia may enter Poland.

    EU’s internal borders are open, while the country’s borders that are also the EU’s external borders remain closed. As of 22.12.2020 until 06.01.2021 , the following international flights shall be banned from landing: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Jordan, Armenia, Kosovo, Serbia, North Macedonia, United States of America (except for the airports in Illinois and New York), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The ban on flights does not apply to countries that notified Poland of the implementation of solutions ensuring that only passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be allowed to be taken on board.

    A Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Self Declaration are requested on flights.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Polish government has strict sanitary rules and restrictions in place nationwide and on 17 December announced an extension of restrictions until at least 17 January 2021, including some new restrictions planned from 28 December. A nationwide ban on movement and travel will be introduced from 7pm on 31 December to 6am on 1 January. During this time you will not be able to leave your accommodation except in certain circumstances such as carrying out official, professional or business activities, seeking medical assistance or other essential activity. The Polish Government encourages households not to mix with other households during this time. Masks are compulsory in open public spaces across Poland, apart from parks, forests and National Parks. Children under 4 are not required to wear masks. If there are medical reasons why you cannot wear a mask, you must carry a doctor’s note with you explaining this. When outside, you should keep a 1.5 metre distance from others, unless you are a parent with a child under 13 or the carer of a disabled person. You must also wear a mask at all times in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to maintain a 1.5 metre distance. You do not need to wear a mask in a private car. Police and sanitary inspectors are entitled to issue you with an on-the-spot fine (approximately PLN500) if you are found not to be wearing a mask when you should. Further prosecution could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000 for failing to follow sanitary rules. All children up to the age of 16 must remain at home between 8am to 4pm on weekdays, unless accompanied by an adult. Seniors, aged 70 and over have been requested to stay at home, leaving only for work or necessities. Public gatherings are limited to 5 people, excluding households bigger than 5 members and workplaces. Private gatherings may include no more than 5 people, excluding household members – these rules on indoor gatherings will also be in place over the Christmas period. There are restrictions on the number of people attending religious services and funerals. From 24 October there is a nationwide ban on weddings and wakes. Public transport is operating with 50% capacity seating to maintain appropriate distance between passengers. You can still use taxis. Masks must be worn at all times. Cultural institutions, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and cultural centres will be closed until at least 17 January 2021. National Forests, parks and beaches are open but could be closed at short notice. Customer numbers are limited in shops. This might mean you have to queue for entry. In all areas of Poland a mask must be worn inside shops and hand sanitiser must be used where provided. ‘Seniors only’ hours are in place between 10am to 12 noon on weekdays for those aged 60 and over. These apply to shops, pharmacies and post offices. From 28 December, shopping malls and retail parks will be closed, except for some shops providing essential services or goods (hairdressers, grocery shops, telecommunications, books, pharmacies, drug stores, pet stores, opticians and furniture stores). Petrol stations, car washes and car/motorbike repair centres remain open. Banks, insurance providers and post offices also remain open. Since 24 October, restaurants, cafes and pubs have been closed, and can only provide a takeaway/delivery service. Sporting events are not permitted with audiences, but may take place without an audience. All cultural events continue to be suspended until further notice. Libraries may open with strict sanitary procedures in place. Swimming pools, gyms, sanatoriums and aqua parks have also been closed nationwide since 24 October. Ski slopes are scheduled to be closed from 28 December. Tanning salons, massage salons and tattoo parlours remain open, with strict hygiene rules in place including limits on numbers of people, but these could be closed at short notice. Administrative offices may open with limited numbers inside at any one time. You might find some offices are only open by appointment and you are recommended to check websites or contact the office before travelling. For updates changes in restrictions see the Polish Ministry for Health’s Twitter pages (in Polish – look for the colour coded map). The above national measures may be extended further, in scope and time, at short notice.
    *Road and air travel: You can enter and depart Poland by car or coach over some land border crossings, though the situation could change quickly. Countries neighbouring Poland may introduce border restrictions at short notice.
    *Accommodation: From 28 December, hotels are only open to:
    • uniformed workers;
    • medics, patients or caregivers;
    • sports players, coaches or members of training staff;
    • members of aircraft or train crew;
    • road transport drivers;
    • critical infrastructure employees or oil sector workers;
    • participants in or co-ordinators of vocational or professional exams;
    • litigants, defence attorneys or parties to court proceedings;
    • members of diplomatic or international organisations or their family members;
    • seasonal workers.
    If you are unsure if you meet the exemption requirements, contact the hotel provider before booking. Other types of accommodation may remain open but this could change at short notice.

    Read more
    24.12.2020
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    Polish Government/
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