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.
Temporary Restrictions and Updates For Poland 2021
- Poland is under lockdown until at April 25, 2021 which has malls, ski hills, etc closed. Hotels will stay closed until at least May 4, 2021. Tourism is not encouraged at this time.
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, but presenting a negative test will exempt them from the 10-day quarantine.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
Travelers coming from the approved countries list are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
Travelers who are fully vaccinated, or who show a negative PCR test will be exempt from the quarantine.
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.
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
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Sources: Government of 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.
Article originally published September 1, with updates