We consider all information about travelling to Poland to be essential for our participants. We invite you to familiarise yourself with them. All updated information is available on the Website of the Republic of Poland.
Before arriving in Poland
Passenger Locator Form - Are you flying to Poland from abroad? Fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF). It is a standard international document introduced in the event of epidemic risk.
EU digital COVID certificate - The EU digital COVID certificate is issued by the Ministry of Health. Vaccination certificates are issued as follows:
1. in electronic form,
2. in paper form,
by entities providing vaccination against COVID-19,
by a primary health care physician or primary care nurse.
Rules for travellers
EU Member States, Schengen Area, Turkey >> Who can enter Poland?
Current information on persons allowed to cross the Polish border can be found on the website of the Border Guard.
Rules for travellers arriving into Poland from within the Schengen Area.
Persons vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. This applies to persons who have a certificate of vaccination with a vaccine which has been granted a marketing authorisation within the European Union. Full vaccination is recognised 14 days after completion of the vaccination process.
Rules for travellers arriving into Poland from Member States of the European Union, from within the Schengen Area
Travellers, regardless of their means of transport (collective or individual, including crossing the border on foot), are subject to a 7-day entry quarantine, unless they meet one of the following conditions:
they have completed a full vaccination cycle, and 14 days (counting from the day following the date of the final dose) have passed since their final dose,
their vaccination is confirmed by an EU Digital COVID Certificate or by another document in Polish or in English confirming vaccination with a vaccine which has been granted a marketing authorisation within the European Union,
they have recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection (so-called “convalescents”) at most 6 months before the day on which they cross the border of the Republic of Poland. Convalescents are obliged to present a document confirming recovery from the disease, issued in Polish or in English, e.g. an EU Digital COVID Certificate,
they present a negative COVID-19 test result, confirmed by an EU Digital COVID Certificate or by another document in Polish or in English. The test must be performed at most 48 hours before the border is crossed,
they are children not older than 12 travelling under the guardianship of adults who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result,
they are subject to other exemptions listed in § 3 of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 6 may 2021 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders, and prohibitions in connection with the occurrence of an epidemic.
Travellers subjected to quarantine will be able to undergo a test 48 hours after crossing the border; negative result of said test will mean exemption from the quarantine:
Test type: RT-PCR or antigen test performed by a laboratory.
Tests are not financed from public funds.
The above rules apply to persons arriving from:
Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden,
4 non-EU countries which are part of the Schengen Area – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland,
Turkey, with which a special agreement has been concluded.
Rules for travellers arriving into Poland from outside the European Union, the Schengen Area
Mandatory testing for COVID-19
People travelling from outside the European Union, from outside the Schengen area, must present a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken regardless of the means of travelling (public transport, individual transport or on foot). Failure to take the test will result in quarantine.
The obligation to take the test also applies to vaccinated or recovered persons!
The test result must not be older than 24 hours before arrival.
The test can be taken at some airports in Poland - before the border check or 3 hours after arrival (counting from the border check).
You are exempt from quarantine if you have a negative antigen or PCR test and meet one of the following conditions:
You are vaccinated with the full course:
of a vaccine that is authorised in the European Union or included in the list of vaccine equivalents authorised in the territory of the Republic of Poland, kept by the National Institute of Public Health NIH - National Research Institute,
14 days have passed since the last vaccination dose was administered (counted from the day following the last dose),
the vaccination is certified by the EU digital COVID certificate or another document confirming the vaccination, in Polish or English.
You have recovered from SARS-CoV-2 (you are the so-called convalescent):
no later than 6 months before the date of crossing the border of the Republic of Poland,
you have a document confirming that you have recovered from the disease, issued in Polish or English, including the EU COVID Certificate.
You are subject to other exemptions listed in § 3 of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 6 May 2021 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and prohibitions in connection with the occurrence of an epidemic.
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