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. Latest restrictions have been in force since March 27th, 2021 till April 25th, 2021.

Crossing Polish borders:

Persons coming to Poland from the EU countries have to undergo the quarantine unless they have a negative COVID-19 test done within last 48 hours. Persons crossing the external EU borders also have to undergo the quarantine after coming to Poland but the negative COVID-19 test done abroad does not affect that requirement. Only the test done in Poland can release some from the quarantine.

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

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

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:

Big shopping centres, sport centres, theatres, cinemas and art galleries have been closed again since March 27th, 2021.

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. They may require prior reservation of an appointment. 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.

Childcare facilities (creches, kindergardens) have been open since April 19th, but schools and higher education institutions are still closed providing remote education.

Universities, research institutes 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 are closed; only take-away sale is possible.

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