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.

Currently, with the descreasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Poland and the increasing number of vaccinated citizens, many rescrictions have been already lifted as of May and June.

Fully vaccinated citizens are not included in the current limits.

EU Covid-19 certificate

If you want to travel freely within the European Union, the EU Covid certificate is available for vaccinated persons, convalescents and persons with negative Covid-19 test:

  • in the digital form - via your Internet Patient Account
  • in paper form: in the vaccination centres (for vaccinated persons) or at your health clinic, from your GP or nurse (convalescents and persons with the negative test)


All citizens who are staying legally in Poland (both on permanent and temporary basis) have the right to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The registration is now open to all citizens, including teenagers over 12 years of age (parents' consent required). Read more on how to get vaccinated

Crossing Polish borders:

Still, 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 and the negative COVID-19 test done abroad does not prevent from the quarantine. Only the test done in Poland can release them from quarantine.

Persons travelling from the United Kingdom, North Ireland (new law - as of June 23rd)India, Brazil and South Africa cannot be released from the quarantine earlier than after 7 days from arrival if they have the negative result of the test done in Poland.

Persons who have been vaccinated with the vaccine approved in the EU do not have to undergo the quarantine.

Many international connections (via airplane or train) are still suspended, however, more and more connections are becoming available.

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.

Daily life:

Wearing face masks is no longer obligatory outside in the open air spaces if it is possible to keep the distance of 1.5 metres. The masks do not have to be worn in parks, forests, botanic gardens, etc. Also children up to 4 years of age do not have to wear the masks. However, in other cases and indoor: in shops, public transport, shopping centres, etc the masks have to still be worn.

Means of public transport can be occupied up to 75% of its capacity.

Restaurants and pubs have been now open both outdoor and indoor.

Theatres, cinemasart galleries and museums have been open with a limit of 1 person/15 square metres.

Outdoor sport facilities have been open (as of May 1st) for maximum 50 users. Indoor facilities are open only for organised groups and with 50% of their capacity available.

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 and education

Childcare facilities (creches, kindergardens) have been open since April 19th. Pupils in primary and secondary education are now back to schools. Still, higher education institutions are in the the remote mode.

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