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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Poland
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Poland


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundTesting requirements
Schengen area:
Passengers arriving from the Schengen area do not have to quarantine if they present a negative test result taken within 48 hours prior to arriving in Poland. The test has to be a PCR or antigen test. Measures apply to all modes of transport on entry.

Non-Schengen:
All passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. The test has to be a PCR or antigen test.

Quarantine requirements
Quarantine is required for ten days. People can exit quarantine by taking a PCR or antigen test in Poland, provided travellers display no symptoms of COVID-19.

Persons vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. This applies to persons who have been issued a certificate of preventive vaccination with a vaccine that has been approved for marketing in the EU.

A ten-day quarantine is mandatory without any exemption for travellers arriving from Brazil, India or South Africa. Quarantine can be exited early by doing a COVID-19 test on day seven of quarantine. The police will monitor quarantined persons and issue a fine of PLN 30,000 (approximately US$7,900) for breaking quarantine. Rules on complying with quarantine are available at: https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/aktualne-zasady-i-ograniczenia
(Until further notice)
Passenger locator forms

Passengers are required to fill in a health declaration form. The form is distributed by airline personnel at check-in.
(Until further notice)
Exemptions
Quarantine Exemptions
-Those who have been vaccinated. This applies to persons who have been issued a certificate of preventive vaccination with a vaccine that has been approved for marketing in the EU(Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca): https://www.gov.pl/web/gis/komunikat-glownego-inspektora-sanitarnego6
-Travellers who obtain a negative COVID test result performed within 48 hours after entry. The obligation to quarantine remains until the negative test result is entered by the medical diagnostic laboratory performing the diagnosis of the COVID test into the ICT system.
- Students.

Full exemptions are available on the website of the Polish border guard, in Polish only: https://www.strazgraniczna.pl/pl/cudzoziemcy/covid-epidemia-koronawi/8572,Epidemia-koronawirusa-zasady-wjazdu-i-pobytu-na-terytorium-RP-oraz-specjalne-roz.html

The Polish Border Guard has a hotline and a helpline to answer any COVID queries:
HOTLINE - COVID-19 / Coronavirus: + 48 22 500 40 00 (Monday to Friday: 08.15-16.15)
COVID / SARS-CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE: + 48 22 500 40 00 (Monday-Friday: 08.15-16.15)
(Until further notice)
Transit

Residents of the EU are permitted to transit through Poland. Those transiting through Poland are exempt from quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Other

For questions regarding whether your situation qualifies for an exemption to enter Poland or whether your specific itinerary will allow you to transit, contact the Border Guard by e-mail at zdsc.kg@strazgraniczna.pl or by phone at +48 22 500 4068

Flights from the UK are no longer suspended but remain subject to commercial decisions by airlines.

Rules on complying with quarantine are available at: https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/aktualne-zasady-i-ograniczenia
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticInternal restrictions

Movement and social distancing:
- Maintain a distance of at least five feet (1.5 metres) between pedestrians.
- Covering your mouth and nose in all indoor public places is mandatory.
- Public gatherings are limited to five people, but 50 people can participate in parties and meetings (fully vaccinated people are not counted).

Business restrictions:
The following businesses are now open, subject to capacity and social distancing restrictions:
- Hairdressers and beauty salons.
- Theatres, museums, art galleries, cinemas, operas
- Sports facilities (maximum 25% occupancy for outdoors facilities).
- Hotels (maximum 50% occupancy)
- Restaurants can open outdoors with a safe distance between tables.

Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Poland

COVID-19 information for Poland

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Poland is a safe destination; crime rates are lower than in most other EU nations. However, petty crime such as pickpocketing and bag-snatching poses a threat in some public places. While protests and strikes are fairly common, isolated disturbances in the wake of demonstrations pose an incidental risk and it is advised to avoid large gatherings. Antone that obviously belongs to ethnic or religious minorities may face an increased risk of harassment because of the presence of far-right extremist groups and the persistent problem of racially-motivated violence.

Although the country is not home to any known active Islamist or domestic terrorist groups, its previous support for coalition operations in Iraq and continuing troop presence in Afghanistan means that it remains a possible target for Islamist attacks.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Poland
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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