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Quarantine and entry restrictions to Poland (update July 23rd, 2021)

25.06.2021

Poland has fully opened its borders with other EU countries. However, the borders with non-EU countries remain closed. Starting from 28th of December 2020 Polish Government imposed quarantine requirements for certain categories of travelers.

Coronavirus

All passengers arriving Poland by plane are required to fill in the electronic Passenger Locator Form (available under the following link in English https://aplikacje.gov.pl/app/klp/#/home). Persons who fail to do so will be obliged to fill in the paper form that will be provided by the cabin crew.

Until the 31st of August 2021 travelers arriving Poland by air, from the airport located outside the Schengen Zone are required to undergo 10 days of home quarantine. Among others, the following categories of travelers are exempt from abovementioned regulation:

- school pupils who are attending to Polish schools and their guardians who are crossing the border with the pupils in order to enable this learning;

- heads of diplomatic missions and members of the mission's diplomatic and consular staff, i.e. persons with a diplomatic rank and members of their families;

- students studying in the Republic of Poland and Polish citizens studying abroad;

- participants of postgraduate studies, specialist education and other forms of education, as well as doctoral students studying in the Republic of Poland and Polish citizens studying abroad;

- persons conducting research activity within the meaning of Art. 4 sec. 1 of the Act of July 20, 2018 - Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2020, items 85, 374, 695, 875 and 1086) in the Republic of Poland and citizens of Poland who are conducting research activity abroad;

- persons who have been issued with a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorized in the European Union and at least 14 days has elapsed from the date of vaccination;

- persons who are travelling in order to pass through the territory of the Republic of Poland to the place of residence or stay by citizens or long-term residents of the European Union Member States, European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Member States - parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, and their spouses and children;

- persons who have completed home isolation, isolation or hospitalization due to infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, not later than 6 months before the date of crossing the border of the Republic of Poland;

- persons whose arrival takes place in connection with participation in an international competition or music festival organized on the territory of the Republic of Poland by a state or local government cultural institution, as a participant, performer artist, juror, accredited journalist or guardian of a participant or performer artist, after documenting the Border Guard officer the fact of the competition or festival taking place, the date and nature of participation in the competition or festival, in a relevant letter issued by the event organizer;

- persons who, after arrival, stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland for no longer than 24 hours and have an air ticket confirming departure from the territory of the Republic of Poland within 24 hours, counting from the moment of arrival on the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Until the 31st of August 2021 travelers arriving Poland by air, from the airport located  in the Schengen Zone are required to present a negative result of SARS-CoV-2 test, obtained within 48 hours before crossing the Polish border. Persons who fail to fulfill this condition are required to undergo 10 days home quarantine. Among others, the following categories of travelers are exempt from abovementioned regulation:

- heads of diplomatic missions and members of the mission's diplomatic and consular staff, i.e. persons with a diplomatic rank and members of their families;

- persons who have been issued with a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorized in the European Union and at least 14 days has elapsed from the date of vaccination;

- for children under 12 years of age traveling under the care of adults who presented a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test regarding these adults, before crossing the state border of the Republic of Poland, which is an internal border of European Union, within 48 hours from the test result, or under care for adults vaccinated against COVID-19;

- persons who have completed home isolation, isolation or hospitalization due to infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, not later than 6 months before the date of crossing the border of the Republic of Poland.

Poland has fully opened its borders with other EU countries. However, the borders with non-EU countries remain closed.

Entry Restrictions do not apply to:

- Polish citizens;

- foreigners who are spouses or children of Polish citizens or are under the care of Polish citizens;

- people who hold the Polish Card;

- school pupils who are attending to Polish schools and their guardians who are crossing the border with the pupils in order to enable this learning;

- students studying in Poland;

- students of postgraduate studies, specialized education and other forms of education, doctoral students studying in Poland and scientists conducting research or development works in Poland, and they will have to document this fact with a Border Guard officer while crossing the border;

- citizens or foreigners with a residence permit of: Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Israel, United States of America who are arriving Poland by air;   

- citizens of Republic of Belarus;

- heads of diplomatic missions and members of the mission's diplomatic and consular staff, i.e. persons with a diplomatic rank and members of their families;

- persons with a permanent or temporary residence in Poland;

- drivers involved in the international road transport;  

- citizens of European Union Member States, and their spouses and children;

- foreigners holding the right to work in the territory of the Republic of Poland, i.e. foreigners authorized to perform work on the same principles as Polish citizens, holding a work permit, a certificate of entry in the register for seasonal work, a statement on entrusting the performance of work to a foreigner in the territory of the Republic of Poland, who:

1. perform work in the territory of the Republic of Poland or

2. present documents showing that work will start immediately after crossing the border

- foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident's European Union residence permit and their spouses and children, to transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland to the place of residence or stay;

- foreigners whose arrival takes place in connection with the participation, as a competitor, member of the training staff, doctor, physiotherapist or referee, in international sports competitions of the championship rank organized on the territory of Poland by an international sports federation operating in Olympic or Paralympic sports or another recognized by the International Committee, as well as accredited journalists, after documenting to the Border Guard officer the fact of the competition, the date and nature of participation in a relevant letter issued by the organizer of the competition or certified by the Polish sports association competent in the given sport;

-persons crossing the Polish border on the basis of a national visa for the purpose of repatriation or a visa issued in order to come to Poland as a member of the repatriate's immediate family;

- foreigners who cross the border of the Republic of Poland on the basis of a visa issued for the purpose of arrival for humanitarian reasons, due to the interests of the state or international obligations.

- citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and their spouses and children

- foreign entrepreneurs and representatives of foreign business entities crossing the border of the Republic of Poland for economic purposes who, have been notified by a diplomatic mission of a given country accredited in the Republic of Poland and obtained the written consent of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for such a visit;

- persons whose arrival takes place in connection with participation in an international competition or music festival organized on the territory of the Republic of Poland by a state or local government cultural institution, as a participant, performer artist, juror, accredited journalist or guardian of a participant or performer artist, after documenting the Border Guard officer the fact of the competition or festival taking place, the date and nature of participation in the competition or festival, in a relevant letter issued by the event organizer;

- persons who, after arrival, stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland for no longer than 24 hours and have an air ticket confirming departure from the territory of the Republic of Poland within 24 hours, counting from the moment of arrival on the territory of the Republic of Poland;

- in particularly justified cases, not included above, the commanding officer of the Border Guard post, after obtaining the consent of the Chief Commander of the Border Guard, may allow foreigners to enter the territory  of the Republic of Poland;

 

Materials

Rules of entry and stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland
Travel to Poland (quarantine rules)