COVID-19 travel restrictions: Poland

Travel Restrictions

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This article was published on December 3, 2021, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Poland?

Poland is open for all visitors now.  In addition, most of the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted for both travelers arriving from EU countries or outside the EU. From March 2022, travelers no longer have to complete a Passenger Locator Form.

Hand holding mobile phone showing a Covid-19 vaccine passportYou can enter Poland with ease if you are vaccinated — Shutterstock

Can I enter Poland if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Poland if you are vaccinated. You are considered vaccinated if you have received a complete vaccination course at least 14 days before arriving in Poland.

Five vaccine drugs are approved in Poland as of February 2022:

  • Novavax
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer / BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca

Travel documents if you are fully vaccinated

As of May 2022, there is no obligation to show any vaccination certificates.

Can I enter Poland if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Poland if you are unvaccinated.

Travel documents if you are fully vaccinated

Currently, there is no obligation to show any test results or recovery certificates.

Who cannot enter Poland?

As of November 2021, there are no COVID-19-related restrictions on entering Poland other than those mentioned above.

The regular entry requirements are in place. In addition to your COVID-19 documents, you are obliged to show the necessary paperwork for entering Poland. Typically these are a passport, a visa, and any other documents required by Polish laws.

Can I leave Poland?

There are no COVID-19 restrictions for leaving Poland. Please ensure that you’ve learned the requirements of the destination country concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers. Some countries, such as the US, demand tests anyway.

Man wearing a face mask looking out at a plane from an airport windowBe Covid-smart about your trip to Poland — Shutterstock

Can I leave Poland if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can leave Poland.

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

Vaccinated travelers must have one of the following documents to leave Poland:

  • The EU digital COVID certificate (to travel within the EU)
  • Another document confirming vaccination (to travel outside the EU)

In addition, it is recommended to find out the requirements of the destination country.

Can I leave Poland if I am unvaccinated?

There are no restrictions for unvaccinated travelers on leaving Poland.

Traveling to “red” or “non-red” countries from Poland if you are unvaccinated

Currently, there are no “red” or “non-red” countries in Poland. The Ministry of Health gently reminds travelers that they should be aware of the following:

  • Possible difficulties in returning to the country
  • Restrictions in air traffic
  • Mandatory quarantine or self-isolation, as well as additional medical examinations, may be required by local authorities

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers have to present one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (it has to state that the visitor has been infected no later than six months before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Poland currently

As of November 2021, the COVID-19 situation in Poland is less dangerous compared to previous months.

FAQs

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Is it safe to travel to Poland right now?

International travel to Poland is safe. In addition, the government has lifted basic COVID-19 requirements like wearing masks in public.

Is Warsaw open for travel?

Warsaw is open for tourists now. Travelers are permitted to visit all public places. All recreational areas are open up to 75 percent capacity. It is not obligatory to wear a mask outside, but all visitors must wear a mask inside buildings.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Poland?

Travelers do not have to undergo any quarantine upon arrival in Poland.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Poland?

Please note that the EU Digital COVID Certificate or alternative mobile applications are not mandatory for entering Poland due to the recent removal of COVID-19 requirements.

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