Blog Article / 08 April 2020
Covid 19 in Poland – current situation (updated on July 10th 2021)
The tourism industry in Poland in the view of mass vaccinations is prepared to welcome guests under the new sanitary regime.
Poland, just like other European countries, is now in the middle of the intense vaccination program. This means that the long-awaited return to normality seems just around the corner. Over the past year, the 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.
What is open in Poland?
- museums and art galleries - open under a strict sanitary regime
- cinema and theatres - open with a limit of 75% occupancy
- concerts - a limit of 75% seats' availability with the 1,5m social distancing
- amusement parks (outdoor) - open with a limit of 75% occupancy
- night clubs - a limit of 150 people applies
- gyms, fitness clubs, open solariums - a limit of 1 person per 10m2
You will find more info on the current restrictions on Poland's government official website.
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 150 people are allowed. (Note: the limit excludes vaccinated persons)
What about masks?
Masks are also still obligatory in:
- city buses and trams
- stores & shopping malls
- cinemas and theatres
- massage and tattoo salons
- public offices
Are Polish borders open for foreigners?
If you are coming to Poland from the European Union, you are exempt from quarantinne if you show a COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) with a negative result. Such a test must be performed no later than 48 hours before crossing the border.
Travelers who have been quarantined in Poland may perform a test within 48 hours of crossing the border, with a negative test result releasing them from quarantine. Take a look at our Warsaw airport transfer with Covid19 antigen test.
You do not have to undergo quarantine if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Right now, a 10-day quarantine applies to travelers entering Poland from the non-Schengen areas (some people are exempt from this obligation, for example, people studying in Poland, medics, diplomats, people participating in sports competitions). On the 7th day of the quarantine, you are allowed to take the COVID-19 test in order to shorten the 10-day period.
You do not need to undergo a quarantine if you are fully vaccinated and at least 14 days have passed from the last dose.
Flights from some countries are suspended, you will find a full list on IATA's official website.
We will keep you updated on the newest flight restrictions.
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