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

 

International travels and crossing Polish borders: all international air and rail connections to and from Poland have been suspended and no foreigners are allowed to cross the Polish borders except for those having residence cards or work permits who can only enter via designated land borders. Border controlls have been temporarily introduced on the European Union borders. 

 

Visas to Poland: it is recommended to check the information with the Polish embassies and consulates abroad as the services may be suspended.

 

Public offices are slowly re-opening for customers so it is advisable to check their websites for more information. As for the validity of your residence permit or application for a new permit, please check whether the relevant Voivodeship Office is already open and accepts visits or asks for documents by post.

 

Daily life

Universities, research institutes and schools mostly work remotely but some work duties can be carried at at their premises.

Means of public transport cannot be fully occupied.

Shopping centres have re-opened as May 4th. Restaurants as well as some services such as hairdressers and beauty parlours have re-opened as of May 18th but operate under strict sanitary measures. Cinemas, theatres, sport centres, swimming pools are still closed.

It is no more obligatory to cover our mouth and nose when going out in open spaces. However, it is still required in closed spaces such as shops, offices etc. It does not apply to children under the age of 4.

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