New travel conditions in Poland: COVID-19 PCR test or quarantine or vaccine!
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the Polish authorities have revised the conditions for entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new measures being introduced temporarily, from 28 December 2020 until 31 January 2021.
Poland has decided to introduce additional restrictive measures
On a temporary basis, the Polish Government has decided to apply restrictive measures valid until 14 March 2021.
Travelers arriving in the Republic of Poland by 14 March 2021, from EU Member States, including Romania, by organized transport (by plane, train or bus), as well as citizens of EU Member States traveling to Poland by crossing the external border of the EU (respectively from Ukraine, Belarus or the Russian Federation) must be quarantined at a stated location on arrival, for a period of 10 days, bearing the costs incurred by the persons concerned.
Upon entering the Republic of Poland, travelers must provide the border authorities with the address at which they will carry out the mandatory quarantine, as well as a contact telephone number, and travel immediately to the declared accommodation. The 10-day quarantine period will be calculated starting with the day following the entry into this state.
They are exempted from the obligation to enter quarantine
People traveling in the Republic of Poland from the EU Member States by personal car (up to seven seats) are exempted from the quarantine obligation, people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19, people who have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 infection, performed before crossing the Polish border (if the test result falls within a calculated 48-hour period from the time the test result is received), pupils, students, certain professional groups (seafarers, air personnel, military, diplomatic corps, persons traveling in professional activities and other categories), as well as citizens and residents of EU Member States in transit through the territory of Poland, moving to their state of residence or residence. Additional information can be found in the text of the Decision.
- the persons concerned may not leave the quarantine location;
- walking pets, going to the store or to the doctor are prohibited;
- In case of specific symptoms of COVID-19 (malaise, fever, cough, difficulty breathing), a medical (clinical) unit should be contacted and a telephone consultation with a general practitioner should be established.
Important! The police check that the quarantined persons comply with this measure! Failure to comply with the quarantine is punishable by a fine of up to 30.000. PLN, the decision on the amount being taken on a case-by-case basis.
Until 28 February 2021, international rail passenger transport crossing the Polish border, which is the EU's external border, is suspended. There are no prohibitions on rail passenger transport between Poland and EU Member States, nor on air passenger transport with these states, including Romania. Domestic air traffic takes place under normal conditions.