COVID-19 Travel Information: Poland – November 2021
Latest updates on COVID-19 situation
The world is currently confronting the fourth wave of a pandemic caused by a coronavirus, but it is spreading much more slowly than previous ones. This is mainly due to mass vaccinations and compliance with sanitary recommendations, i.e. wearing masks.
Many countries are introducing various restrictions against unvaccinated, but Poland’s government has not decided on such measures. The Polish government has no intention of restricting access to services or entertainment for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Current government action aims to comply with the restrictions that currently exist, which include wearing masks in enclosed spaces and maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres in public areas.
Coronavirus in the world – the safety measures taken in Poland
Since December 2020, when the Covid-19 vaccination began in Poland, nearly 40 doses of vaccine have already been administered, which means that every second person is vaccinated. This has enabled most restrictions to be lifted, however; local police control the observance with the restrictions, and the fine for not wearing a mask in the designated places is up to 500 PLN (approx. 100 euros)
Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), travellers are subject to a 10-day quarantine upon entry, unless they meet one of the following conditions listed on the official Website of the Republic of Poland. This covers complete vaccination (certified in Polish or English), convalescent (no later than 6 months before the day crossing the Polish border), negative COVID-19 test result, or any exceptions listed on the governmental website.
Temporary limitations in Poland:
Here you can find the list of the current restrictions in Poland:
- Restrictions concerning movement (1.5 meter distance between pedestrians)
The following persons are excluded from the restriction:
- parents with children who require care (younger than 13),
- persons who live in one household or run a household together,
- disabled persons, persons incapable of moving on their own, persons with a special educational needs statement and their careers.
- Covering mouth and nose with a mask (only in public, closed spaces): buses, trams, trains, shops, malls, banks, markets and post offices in cinemas and theatres, at physician’s offices, in outpatient clinics and hospitals, in massage and tattoo parlours in churches, at schools and universities, government offices, and other civic centres.
Travelling opportunities in Poland
In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and quality of life of all residents and tourists, certain travel restrictions are necessary. Poland makes every effort to enable people to meet friends and family, travel for work or enjoy tourism, and to ensure the free movement of citizens, goods and services – with full respect for safety and hygiene measures.
Pleasant travel is possible, and many interesting places are waiting for you and your beloved ones! Check out our local tours and discover Poland during the autumn and winter season. Try local food in local restaurants without any restrictions and enjoy your stay in the Baltic country.
More information regarding the temporary restrictions in Poland can be found on the official Website of the Republic of Poland.