Situation in Poland (updated 22/03/2021)
Poland is experiencing third wave of coronavirus. Polish government is monitoring restrictions level and at this point number of new infections is considered as . All country is in red zone with the highest level of sanitary regime to prevent spreading virus. Procedures in red zone refers to limitations for sport, cultural, family and religious events, obligatory masks at any time, limits in number of people in public transport, shopping malls, gyms, cinemas, theaters. Hospitals in red zones are operating under severely restricted procedures to help stop spreading pandemic. Poland undergo lock-down from 20th March until 9th April. The below information refers to red zone.
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. Quarantine is obligatory for anyone crossing Poland – Slovakian and Poland – Czech Republic border. 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.
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.
Sport and leisure
Gyms, fitness clubs and centres, swimming pools and aquaparks are closed.
20th March 2021 - 9th April 2021 hotels are closed.
From 7th November there are delivery-only or take away restaurants.
20th March 2021 - 9th April 2021 art galleries, museums, libraries, cinemas, theatres, opera houses and philharmonics are closed.
50% of seats can be taken on coach and there is a disinfection after each drive. Wearing masks during a trip is obligatory.
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.
Shopping malls are closed. 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. Night clubs, discos and other dance clubs are closed. Fairs, exhibitions, congresses and conferences may be held only online. Schools are running in remote system only.