Poland is home to a large number of UNESCO world heritage sites and was quickly growing to become one of the most visited countries in the world prior to the pandemic.
Poland reopened its borders for international visitors in June as the country looked to start rebuilding its tourism sector.
Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Countries Permitted To Visit Poland
Travelers from the following countries may visit Poland for tourism:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
Travelers coming from the approved countries list are NOT required to present any COVID-19 tests upon arrival.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
Travelers coming from the approved countries list are NOT required to quarantine upon arrival.
Update: Between December 28 and at least January 17, ALL arrivals into Poland will have to quarantine for 10-days.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Poland
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Poland:
- Face masks are required inside public buildings and locations such as churches, cinemas, hair salons, restaurants, shops and public transport.
- Face masks are required outdoors when social distancing can’t be maintained.
Poland has implemented many new restrictions during the holidays that will greatly affect travelers.
Starting December 28 until at least January 31, 2021:
- Hotels will only be available for medical staff or other approved front line workers
- Ski hills will close
- Shopping malls will be closed except for essentials like pharmacies
- Curfew on NYE starting at 7:00 pm
Poland’s Vaccine Entry Requirements
The Polish government has announced that all travelers coming from approved countries who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 will be exempt from the mandatory 10 day quarantine.
Vaccinated travelers will need to present proof of an international certificate of vaccine.
Visa Entry Requirements For Poland During COVID-19
All travelers arriving in Poland will need to follow regular visa requirements.
Travelers that require a visa must apply at a Polish embassy/consulate in their home country before traveling to Poland.
Poland Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Check if your country is approved to visit Poland
- Check if your country requires a visa to visit Poland
- Follow all health protocols while in Poland
Disclaimer: Poland travel rules can change without notice and are being updated constantly. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against government advisories.
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Article originally published September 1, with updates