Blog Article / 31 października 2020
Covid 19 in Poland – current situation (November 3rd 2020)
The tourism industry in Poland in the view of Covid19 second wave is prepared to welcome guests under the new sanitary regime.
Poland, just as other European countries, is now facing the second wave of Covid 19. Over the past 7 months tourism industry has had plenty of time to adjust itself to the new reality. The new health & safety regime is being strictly enforced.
From which countries can you fly to Poland?
The list of the countries from which you can fly directly to Poland is pretty long. The good news is, it includes all the countries in the EU.
There are some countries from which direct flights to Poland are banned.
You will find more details about Poland Travel Advisory here.
What is open now?
Below you will find a list of tourism-related places that are open for tourists:
- Hotels and guesthouses can accept tourists
- Museums can be open for visitors
- Polish mountain trails are accessible (all of them in the Tatra mountains)
- You can take helicopter flights
- You can do water sports such as kayaking or waterbiking. You can also join the famous rafting on the Dunajec river.
- You are allowed to do attend the following open-air objects: horse riding schools, golf courses, shooting ranges, archery fields, go-kart tracks, tennis courts and others
- Shopping malls are open
Before visiting any of the places mentioned above, make sure to check their internal policy beforehand.
What does "red zone" mean?
Starting from Saturday, October 24th, the red zon applies nationwide. This means additional protective measures, especially limited number of people in certain public places or public events. These limitations include among others cinemas and theatres (25 percent of the total capacity is allowed) or public transportation (50 percent of the seats must remain empty).
- Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed. You can still order takeaway food.
- Amusement parks, aquaparks, swimming pools and gyms are closed for commercial use.
You also need to remember that between 10am and 12pm only senior citizens can enter shops.
What about social distancing?
The rules of social distancing apply – you need to keep a 6 feet/2-metre distance from one another (does not apply to families/people living in the same household).
Open-air gatherings of up to 5 people are now allowed nationwide.
To enable social distancing, museums in Poland have introduced limits in number of visitors. Also, museums apply their internal health&safety policies under the new sanitary regime, such as hand sanitation, obligatory masks or online tickets.
What about masks?
You need to wear masks in open spaces (except for parks, beaches, forests). Masks are also still obligatory in:
- city buses and trams
- cinemas and theatres
- massage and tattoo salons
- public offices
Are Polish borders open for foreigners?
Good news for EU citizens! Poland opened its borders to EU countries. Travellers are allowed to freely enter, exit and transit through the country without the obligation of undergoing quarantine.
Quarantine still apply for the countries outside of the EU.
International flights between Poland and EU countries started on June 15th.
Flights from some countires are suspended, you will find a full list here.
We will keep you updated on the newest flight restrictions.
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