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, however, most of them have already been cancelled and the situation is coming back to normal.

International travels and crossing Polish borders:

As of June 13th the Polish borders have opened for the European Union countries, the temporary control has been lifted and no quarantine period will be required after coming to Poland from those countries. This means that the situation is back to the normal state from before the pendemic in terms of free movement within the EU. International air and rail connections to and from Poland will be available again as of June 16th.

The non-EU borders are still closed though.


Visas to Poland: it is recommended to check the information with the Polish embassies and consulates abroad as the services may differ from country to ocuntry.

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. The number of allowed passangers is posted at the entrance to the bus or tram.

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 and operate under strict sanitary measures.

Cinemas, theatres, sport centres, swimming pools have opend as of June 6th, however, you have to wear a face mask in these places. Additionally, the swimming pools can only accept half of their capacity and each swim track can be used by 4 persons only.

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

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