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Poland: COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know

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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. 

Warsaw, Poland. Aerial view Palace of Culture and Science

Countries Permitted To Visit Poland

Travelers from the following countries may visit Poland for tourism:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia 
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic 
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg 
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
Warsaw, Royal castle and old town at sunset

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements 

Travelers coming from the approved countries list are NOT required to present any COVID-19 tests upon arrival.

Aerial view of the old town of Gnask, Poland
Aerial view of the old town of Gnask, Poland

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 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Poland

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. 

Update: December

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
Travelers wearing masks in the old town of Wroclaw, Poland
Travelers wearing masks in the old town of Wroclaw, Poland

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:

  1. Check if your country is approved to visit Poland
  2. Check if your country requires a visa to visit Poland
  3. Follow all health protocols while in Poland

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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

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Wednesday 24th of February 2021

is there a separate list of "approved" list of countries for vaccinated travelers?

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Yes, here you go (Click HERE to read)


Monday 28th of December 2020

Is this based on Residence, Nationality or location?

Could I fly to Poland if I'm currently in Croatia even though I'm not a national or resident of Croatia or from any country on the list?

Kashlee Kucheran

Monday 28th of December 2020

We don't know at this time, sorry

Mark Hood

Saturday 19th of December 2020

I note that your list does not include France, is this correct ?

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 19th of December 2020

It was just an error

eid malas

Sunday 29th of November 2020

i am holding a residency in Poland ,I am planning to visit Warsaw around 15 December flying from Saudi arabia in transit either via Istanbul or Frankfurt. am I allowed to enter? do I need covid 19 test? any quarantine needed? thkx

Elena Alexandra Zodian

Friday 27th of November 2020

Hi Kashlee,

I was wondering if you know anything in regards to british citizen coming from the UK to Poland now? I heard that passport control might deny the entry.

Thank you

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 27th of November 2020

As far as I know all information in this article is correct, If you have doubts, please contact Polish border police