Poland Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in Poland – updated 21 September, 2020

Poland's borders opened to travelers from within the internal borders of the European Union from 13 June.

Restrictions still apply to most travelers from outside of the EU. Citizens of Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, and Australia are permitted to enter Poland via commercial flights from these countries.

Check the Polish Government website for the latest list of international flight restrictions.

For the latest information on current rules for travel around Poland, the Polish Government website outlines how restrictions differ between poviats (counties). Social distancing guidelines of 5ft (1.5m) must be followed. Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 5ft (1.5m) distance from others, however you must wear a mask in enclosed spaces, on public transport, in taxis or in an open space where you are unable to distance.

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Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – March 2020

Prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced new measures, banning gatherings of more than two people from March 25. To ensure distancing, other measures included limit the number of passengers on public transport to 50% of the seat capacity.

From March 15, all foreign nationals will be barred from entering Poland to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). All Polish citizens and residents will be allowed to return to the country but will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

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