Poland (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No tests required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 10 days required for some travellers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 21.04.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Poland;
– spouses and children of nationals of Poland;
– passengers under the constant care of nationals of Poland;
– nationals of Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– British nationals;
– spouses and children of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– spouses and children of British nationals;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– nationals and residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Thailand and Tunisia;
– passengers with a permanent residence permit or a long-term residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom and their spouses and children, returning via Poland to their country of residence;
– 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 or Switzerland;
– merchant seamen;
– passengers traveling as students;
– passengers with a Polish Card (Karta Polaka).
2. 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 .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Nationals and residents (along with their spouses and children) from EU+ (European Union countries, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, the Republic of San Marino, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) and the United Kingdom are allowed to enter Poland.

Citizens and residents of Australia, Belarus, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, and Tunisia are allowed entry into Poland when flying from the aforementioned countries.

Other travelers generally remain barred from entry unless they qualify for an exemption. You can see the latest exemptions on gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel.

Travelers will be subject to a 10-day quarantine. There are several exemptions. Travelers from the Schengen zone who present a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken in the previous 48 hours will be exempt. Those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (with a vaccine approved in the EU) are also exempt (they must provide a certificate confirming vaccination against COVID-19). Travelers may also take a COVID-19 test after entering Poland and a negative result will exempt them from quarantine. See the details at gov.pl.

Hotels are not available to tourists. They’re limited to visitors traveling for business or on official trips, medical professionals, and patients and their carers.

A number of international flights have been banned.

See the latest travel rules and exemptions on gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel.
 

Lockdown Details

Effective February 1, art galleries, museums, and libraries are allowed to reopen, with some limitations. Theaters and cinemas remain closed.

Restaurant takeaways and deliveries are allowed but not indoor dining.

Hotels are not available to tourists. They’re limited to visitors traveling for business or on official trips, medical professionals, and patients and their carers.

Check all the latest closures and restrictions here https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations
 

Sources

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/POL
Data Source: covidcontrols.co