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Poland coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Poland. Poland is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Poland. Poland is part of Europe with main city at Warsaw. Its Developed country with a population of 38M people. The main currency is Zloty. The languages spoken are Polish.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 38M people
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🚨 Travel Advice for Poland

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Poland is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
The vaccine must be approved by the European Union. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, previous recovery, or testing. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days. This period may be shortened if a PCR or antigen test is taken after day 8 and a negative test result is confirmed.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements and may provide proof of a positive test, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on departure.
Those who can provide an EU Digital Certificate as proof of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival, are exempt from quarantine requirements. Only EU recovery certificates issued in specific countries are accepted. The list of countries can be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations
Quarantine requirements do not apply to those staying in Poland for less than 24 hours, proof of a departure ticket must be presented.

Additional documents required

An online passenger locator form must be completed before departure. - Passenger locator form
For more details Government of Poland

Government measures

Restrictions a gradually lifting and most establishments have reopened. A nationwide restriction is in place limiting social gatherings to a maximum of 150 people, although this number does not include those vaccinated. Information related to the COVID-19 response in Poland can be found at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public space, enclosed environments, and while on public transport. Bandanas, scarves, balaclavas, and face shields are not permitted alternatives to facemasks.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open at 75% capacity in place to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Bars are open at 75% capacity in place to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing, a maximum of 150 people will be allowed to enter. This does not include those vaccinated.

Shops

Shops and services are open at reduced capacity with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Poland

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Poland

Wearing a face mask covering mouth and nose is compulsory in closed public places (indoors), such as:
-in buses, trams and trains, -in shops, malls, banks, markets and post offices -in cinemas and theatres, -at physician’s offices, in outpatient clinics and hospitals, in massage and tattoo shops -in churches, at schools and universities, -In government offices and other civic centres.
There is no obligation to wear masks outdoors and in other places such as forests, parks, green squares, botanical gardens, historic gardens, family community gardens and on beaches as well as while travelling by private car.
The obligation is waived for people who present proof of neurological, respiratory, or circulatory diseases
A minimum distance of 1.5 metres is required between people. The following categories are excluded from this requirement:
-parents with children requiring care (younger than 13 years); -people who live in one household or run a household together; -disabled persons, persons incapable of moving on their own, persons with a special educational needs statement and their caregivers.
Up to 150 people may participate in events and meetings, either outdoors, indoors or in designated areas. A distance between tables must be maintained (only every other table may be occupied, with a 1.5 metres distance between tables, unless there is a screen between them with a height of at least 1 metre). Trade fairs, congresses and conferences can be organised provided that the limit of 1 person per 15 m2 is complied with.
Shopping centres and retail trade are open. A strict sanitary regime is in place and customer capacity may be limited (1 customer per 10 square metres).
Restaurants operate under a strict sanitary regime at no more than 75% occupancy. A minimum distance of 1,5 metres has to be maintained between tables (unless there is a screen between them with a height of at least 1 metre, counting from the table surface). The limit shall not apply to persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to groups of children under 12 years old.
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🛡️ Travel safety for Poland

Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to increasing migratory pressure at the border with Belarus, Poland has introduced a state of emergency in areas within approximately 3km of the Belarusian border, including parts of Podlaskie and Lubelskie Voivodeships. There are increased restrictions on movement, assembly and activities in these areas. Follow the instructions of Polish authorities and carry ID with you at all times if you're in these areas. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Poland due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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