Poland is in the state of the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020. In order to inhibit the spread of COVID-19, the government has introduced certain strict measures.

International travels and crossing Polish borders:

The Polish borders within the EU are open so the movement within the Union is possible and the EU citizens do not have to undergo the quarantine when coming to Poland. Restrictions concern the external EU borders and some groups of foreigners have to undergo a 10-day quarantine after coming to Poland. Yet, the quarantine does not apply to students (incl. doctoral students) studying in Poland as well as persons conducting scientific activity in Poland.

Current information on crossing the borders are posted by the Polish Borded Guard.


Many international connections (via airplane or train) have been suspended.

Visas to Poland: it is recommended to check the information with the Polish consulates abroad as the services may differ from country to ocuntry. Certain types of visas may not be issued.


Daily life:

Adults have to wear the face masks in all public places, shops, public transport etc. Children up to 4 years of age do not have to cover their mounths and noses.

Public offices are open for customers, however, they function within a strict sanitary regime. So it is recommended to check their websites for more information. Some Voivode Offices (for residence permits) do not accept customer visits unless you have an appointment.

Universities, research institutes and schools mostly work remotely with only some work duties carried out at at their premises.

Means of public transport cannot be fully occupied - 50% of seats or 30% of all places. The number of allowed passangers is posted at the entrance to the bus or tram.

Restaurants and pubs have been closed; only take-away sale is possible. Smaller shops (up to 100m2) accept 5 customers per one check out counter. Big shopping centres accept 1 customer per 15 square metres. In the week between 10:00 am and 12:00 shopping can be done only by persons over 60 years of age.

Shopping centres will be closed again from December 28th, 2020 till January 17th, 2021.

Theatres and cinemas are closed, so are swimming pools and gyms. Sport events are held without audience.

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