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Who can enter Poland?

Who can enter Poland?

Current information on persons allowed to cross the Polish border can be found on the website of the Border Guard.

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

Persons vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. This applies to persons who have a certificate of vaccination with a vaccine which has been granted a marketing authorisation within the European Union. Full vaccination is recognised 14 days after completion of the vaccination process.

Travellers, regardless of their means of transport (collective or individual, including crossing the border on foot), are subject to a 10-day entry quarantine, unless they meet one of the following conditions:

  • they have completed a full vaccination cycle, and 14 days (counting from the day following the date of the final dose) have passed since their final dose. Their vaccination is confirmed by an EU Digital COVID Certificate or by another document in Polish or in English confirming vaccination with a vaccine which has been granted a marketing authorisation within the European Union,
  • they are children not older than 12 travelling under the guardianship of adults who are vaccinated against COVID-19,
  • they have recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection (so-called “convalescents”) at most 6 months before the day on which they cross the border of the Republic of Poland. Convalescents are obliged to present a document confirming recovery from the disease, issued in Polish or in English, e.g. an EU Digital COVID Certificate,
  • they are subject to exemptions listed in § 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 subjected to quarantine in Poland will be able, not earlier than on the 8th day counting from the day following the date on which the border was crossed, to undergo a test, with negative result meaning exemption from the quarantine. When calculating the 7-day quarantine period, the expiry of which entitles to a diagnostic test on the eighth day, the day on which the border of the Republic of Poland was crossed is not taken into account.

Example: If you crossed the Polish border on July 1st, you can undergo a test which may exempt you from quarantine on July 9th.

  • Test type: RT-PCR or antigen test performed by a laboratory.
  • Tests are not financed from public funds.

The above obligation does not apply to entries and arrivals from:

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

Important! Persons who stay within the Republic of Poland for not longer than 24 hours after arrival and have a flight ticket confirming departure from the Republic of Poland within 24 hours are exempt from the obligation to undergo quarantine.

Passenger Locator Form

From July 17th onwards, any person who crosses the state border of the Republic of Poland by plane is obliged to fill in, prior to check-in, a Passenger Locator Form, either electronically or, if that’s not possible, on paper using the form provided by the on-board staff.

The State Regional Sanitary Inspector (sanepid) with authority over the traveller’s place of residence or stay acts as the data controller with respect to Locator Forms.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

EU Digital COVID Certificates are issued by the Ministry of Health. A vaccination certificate is issued:

  1. in electronic form,
  2. in printed form;
  • by entities which carry out the COVID-19 vaccinations,
  • by a primary care physician or a primary care nurse.

Detailed information about the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

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