Current restrictions - prevention of coronavirus spreading

Please find current safety measures introduced in order to prevent spreading of the coronavirus:

a. obligation to cover month and nose. You may use only a mask to cover your mouth and nose in public places – scarfs or face shield will not be accepted anymore.

b. all means of public transport across Poland may only make up to 100% of seats available to passengers.

c. gyms, fitness clubs and solariums operate under a sanitary regime. A limit of 1 person per 10 m2.

d. swimming pools, water parks and closed sports facilities are open as well, subject to a limit of up to 75% occupancy.

e. night clubs, discos and other dancing venues resumed their activities. The limit of max. 150 people will apply.

f. gastronomic establishments operate under a strict sanitary regime at no more than 75% occupancy. A distance between individual tables must be maintained.

g. museums and art galleries are open and can operate under a strict sanitary regime. A limit of 1 person per 10 m2.

h. cinemas have resumed both outdoor and indoor activities. They operate under a strict sanitary regime at no more than 75% occupancy.

i. theaters, operas and philharmonic halls have resumed their indoor activity. They operate under a strict sanitary regime at no more than 75% occupancy. Event organisers must ensure that the limit of 1 person per 10 m2 is observed.

j. up to 150 people may participate in a public gathering at the same time. Participants are required to maintain a distance of 1.5 m from others.

 

II. Travelling limitations:

Rules for travellers from the EU Member States, Schengen Area, and Turkey arriving in Poland

Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), travellers are subject to a 10-day quarantine upon entry, unless they meet one of the following conditions:

  • they are fully vaccinated with all vaccine doses required and 14 days have passed since their final dose was administered (counting from the day following the last vaccination date). The vaccination must be certified by the EU digital COVID certificate or another document, in Polish or English, confirming vaccination with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union,
  • they had been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (so-called convalescents), no later than 6 months before the day of crossing the Polish border. Convalescents must present a document confirming that they had indeed been infected, issued in Polish or English; acceptable documents include the EU digital COVID certificate,
  • they present a negative COVID-19 test result, confirmed with an EU COVID certificate or another document in Polish or English. Such a test must be performed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the border.
  • they are children under 12 years of age who are travelling under the supervision of adults vaccinated against COVID19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result,
  • they are subject to other exemptions listed in Art. 3 of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 6 May 2021 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders, and prohibitions in connection with the occurrence of an epidemic.

Travellers who have been quarantined may perform a test within 48 hours of crossing the border, with a negative test result releasing them from quarantine:

  • Test type: RT-PCR or antigen.
  • The tests are not publicly funded.

The above rules apply to travellers from:

  • European Union Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary, and Italy,
  • 4 non-EU countries that are part of the Schengen Area – Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein,
  • from Turkey, with which a special agreement has been concluded.

Rules for travellers from outside the European Union, Schengen Area, and Turkey arriving in Poland

Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), travellers are subject to a 10-day quarantine upon entry, unless they meet one of the following conditions:

  • they are fully vaccinated with all vaccine doses required and 14 days have passed since their final dose was administered (counting from the day following the last vaccination date), and their vaccination is certified by the EU digital COVID certificate or another document, in Polish or English, confirming vaccination with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union,
  • they are children under 12 years of age who are travelling under the supervision of adults vaccinated against COVID19,
  • they had been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (so-called convalescents), no later than 6 months before the day of crossing the Polish border. Convalescents must present a document confirming that they had indeed been infected, issued in Polish or English; acceptable documents include the EU digital COVID certificate,
  • they are subject to exemptions listed in Art. 3 of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 6 May 2021 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders, and prohibitions in connection with the occurrence of an epidemic.

Travellers who have been quarantined in Poland may perform a test – on the 8th day at the earliest, counting from the day after crossing the border – with a negative result releasing them from quarantine. When calculating the 7-day quarantine period, the expiry of which entitles travellers to have a diagnostic test performed on the eighth day, the day of crossing the Polish border is not taken into account).

Example: If you cross the Polish border on 1 July, then you will be eligible to have a diagnostic test performed on 9 July, with a negative result releasing you from quarantine.

  • Test type: RT-PCR or antigen.
  • The tests are not publicly funded.

Note: Individuals who stay within the territory of the Republic of Poland for no more than 24 hours and have a ticket confirming their departure abroad within this period are not subject to quarantine.

 

 More information under the link:

https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations