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 Poland COVID-19 Travel Advisory

The Polish Tourism Organization would like to keep you informed with official and reliable information concerning travel to Poland during the COVID-19 crisis.

As of Saturday, June 13th, 2020 Poland has opened its borders, lifted travel restrictions, and the mandatory quarantine for nationals of the European Union, EFTA, EOG, and Switzerland, who are now free to travel and transit through Poland.

Passengers of an aircraft making an international connection from an airport located on a territory of: Montenegro, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Albania and South Korea, are permitted to enter Poland without the quarantine

Current COVID-19 Information:

- Face covering is no longer mandatory in public spaces if the social distancing is observed. Face covering is still mandatory in stores, public transportation, houses of worship, etc.

- Occupancy restrictions for stores, restaurants, coffee shops, markets, houses of worship, and post office are lifted. Practicing social distancing still in effect.

- Gatherings and outdoor concerts up to 150 persons are now permitted.

- Hotels, movies, theaters, opera houses, fitness clubs, swimming pools, tanning salons, massage parlors, event halls are open with some restrictions.

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Past Updates:

UPDATE June 8th, 2020

As of June 8th, 2020, the Republic of Poland's external borders remain closed for most non-essential, international travel, and the 14-day quarantine remains in effect with few exceptions. Holders of EU passports may transit through Poland to their country of residence within a 12-hour time window from the moment they crossed the Polish border. Limited domestic LOT Polish Airlines flight service resumed on June 1st. LOT Polish Airlines extended suspension for international air service until June 30th, 2020.

Mutual border crossing restrictions with Lithuania are expected to be lifted within days. Other openings are currently under review, and more information is expected to be available later in June. These new border openings may not include travel from non-EU member countries, like the U.S. and Canada.

Please stay tuned for more updates. 

UPDATE May 27th, 2020

The Prime Minister of Poland announced the fourth phase of steps to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

As of May 30th, 2020:

- face covering is no longer mandatory in public spaces if the social distancing is observed. Face covering is still mandatory in stores, public transportation, houses of worship, etc.

- Occupancy restrictions for stores, restaurants, coffee shops, markets, houses of worship, and post office are lifted. Practicing social distancing still in effect.

- Gatherings and outdoor concerts up to 150 persons are now permitted.

As of June 6th, 2020:

- Movies, theaters, opera houses, fitness clubs, swimming pools, tanning salons, massage parlors, event halls will be allowed to open. Night clubs are to remain closed.

- Weddings and family gatherings up to 150 persons will be permitted without face covering.

UPDATE May, 13th 2020

The Prime Minister of Poland announced the third phase of steps to ease COVID-19 restrictions. Two notable changes include but may not be limited to:

As of May 8th, 2020:

- Opening of hair salons and barbershops. Clients will require a prior appointment, and specific safety rules must be observed.

- Restaurants, bars, coffee shops will be able to serve customers onsite both indoors and outdoors with specific limits as per the size of the establishment, health safety regulations, and other restrictions.

UPDATE April 29th, 2020:

The Prime Minister of Poland announced the second phase of steps to ease COVID-19 restrictions. Mandatory face-covering and social distancing remain in effect for all the public spaces.

Some of the new changes include but may not be limited to:

As of May 4th, 2020:

- opening of shopping malls with congestion restrictions

- opening of hotels. On-site restaurants to remain closed

- reinstating inpatient medical rehabilitation treatments

- Limited opening of museums, art galleries, and libraries

As of May 6th, 2020:

- opening of nurseries and kindergartens on a case-by-case basis.

UPDATE April 20th, 2020:

As of Monday, April 20th, 2020, Poland begins easing lockdown measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the changes include but are not limited to:

- reopening forests, parks, beaches, boardwalks, and usage of city bikes. Playgrounds remain closed. Mandatory face-covering remains in effect for all the public spaces.

- easing restrictions on a minimum number of occupancy in supermarkets and houses of prayer.

- Children over 13 years of age may leave their place of residence without adult supervision.

- Social distancing remains in effect

- All public gatherings and events are still banned.

- All restaurants, clubs, bars, cafes, and casinos remain closed. Restaurants are allowed to provide food deliveries only. Other public spaces such as gyms, barbershops, tattoo parlors, swimming pools, museums, libraries, movie theaters remain closed.

 Closings times are subject to a possible extension.

UPDATE April 16th, 2020:

The border closure remains in effect until May 3rd, 2020. Ban on international air and rail travel in effect until April 26th. Nonessential services to remain closed until April 19th, 2020. As of  April 16th, 2020, mandatory face covering when entering any public space be it a street, store, office, workplace, transportation system, etc., goes into effect.

The latest bulletins and guidelines for travelers can also be found on the websites of the Chief Health Inspectoratethe World Health Organization, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Also, a list is available with the latest numbers of infections by country.

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