Blog Article / 17 December 2020
Covid 19 in Poland – current situation (December 17th 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 9 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.
What is open now?
Below you will find a list of tourism-related places that are open for tourists:
- Hotels and guesthouses can accept people travelling for business reasons or sports groups
- Polish mountain trails and ski clopes are accessible
- You can take helicopter flights
- 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?
From Saturday, October 24th, the red zon applies nationwide. This means additional protective measures, especially limited number of people in certain public places, public events or public transportation (50 percent of the seats must remain empty).
Also, red zones means that the following public places are closed (at least till December 27th):
- Restaurants, pubs and bars. You can still order takeaway food.
- Cinemas & theatres
- Amusement parks, aquaparks, swimming pools and gyms
You also need to remember that between 10am and 12pm only senior citizens can enter shops.
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 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
- stores & shopping malls
- 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 on IATA official website.
We will keep you updated on the newest flight restrictions.
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