Situation in Poland (updated 04/05/2021)
Poland is experiencing third wave of coronavirus. Polish government is monitoring restrictions level and at this point number of new infections is considered as decreasing. Therefore economy is slowly reopening following below plan. The below information refers to nationwide restrictions.
From 13th June Poland borders are open with EU and all countries belonging to Schengen area. Tourists who are crossing the border of Poland by organized transport may be asked to undergo obligatory 10-day quarantine. During this time you may not leave your home, walk your dog, go shopping. If a person in quarantine is in close contact with other persons at home, they must also be quarantined. The EU's external borders are still closed. As of 28 December, persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from the obligatory quarantine. The exemption from quarantine refers to any person with negative test of Sars-coV-2 under condition test was taken less tan 48h before crossing border.
As of 29th July 2020, international flights from airports located on the territory of European Union have been resumed. Tourists who are crossing the border of Poland by organised transport may be asked to undergo obligatory 10-day quarantine. International rail traffic has been restored within the internal borders of the European Union. However, traveling by international trains to destinations outside the EU's external borders is still suspended.
100% of seats can be taken on coach and there is a disinfection after each drive. Wearing masks during a trip is obligatory.
Sport and leisure
Gyms, fitness clubs and centres, swimming pools and aquaparks are closed.
8th May hotels reopening - except for the restaurant and wellness & spa areas, with a limit of 50% capacity.
From 7th November there are delivery-only or take away restaurants. 15th May - outdoor areas of restaurants reopening. 29th May - restaurants reopening under condition to operate under a strict sanitary regime at a max. 50% capacity, including keeping a safe distance between the tables and abiding by the limit on the number of people per table.
4th May - museums and art galleries reopening under condition to operate under strict sanitary regime, with a limit of 1 person per 15 m2.
Trams and busses in the cities operates with only 50% of seats taken. Domestic flights and train connections are available. These limits do not apply to vehicles for the transport of disabled passengers. Again masks are obligatory in all above transport means.
It’s compulsory to cover your nose and mouth is in shops, museums, public transport and all closed and open air areas . On the street it’s required to keep the distance of 2 m one from another and cover your face. A certain sanitary regime (like disinfection) applies in all of the below. It is recommended not to leave home without serious reason and work remotely.
4th May - shopping malls, DIY and furniture shops reopening under condition to operate under a strict sanitary regime, with a limit of 1 person per 15 m2. Pharmacies, services points, bakeries, constructional markets and grocery shops are open with limited numbers of customers.
Social gatherings are allowed up to 5 people. Weddings and other family celebrations are prohibited until 29th May. Night clubs, discos and other dance clubs are closed. Fairs, exhibitions, congresses and conferences may be held only online. From 31st May, all students will return to stationary learning.