From 13 June 2020 Poland has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union. This means that you can travel freely and cross the internal borders of the European Union. The travellers have the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. They do not have to undergo a quarantine. When planning a trip abroad, you should take into account the restrictions in the neighbouring countries.
The restrictions, including the limitations concerning the entry of foreigners into Poland and quarantine, still apply at the external border of the EU.
The list of countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases is available here.
Who can enter Poland?
Below you may find an exhaustive list of people who may enter Poland:
- Polish citizens;
- foreigners who are spouses or children of citizens of the Republic of Poland or who remain under their guardianship;
- holders of the Polish Card;
- foreigners with the right of permanent or temporary residence in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
- foreigners with the right to work in the territory of the Republic of Poland. That includes persons entitled to work on the basis of the same rules as Polish citizens, work permit holders, holders of a certificate of entry in the seasonal work register, as well as holders of work orders for foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Poland, who:
- work in the territory of the Republic of Poland, or
- produce documents proving that their work will start immediately after crossing the border;
- drivers carrying out carriage by road within the framework of international road transport or combined transport, transiting through the territory of the Republic of Poland by means of transport other than the vehicle in which the road transport is carried out:
- to rest in the territory of the country of residence;
- after resting abroad, as mentioned above, as well as after a break in the performance of work in circumstances specified in the Act on Drivers’ Working Time;
- school students, university students, post-graduate students, PhD candidates studying in Poland;
- scientists conducting research or development activities in Poland;
- citizens of EU Member States, EFTA Member States – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, as well as their spouses and children;
- foreigners holding a permanent residence permit or a long-term residence permit of the European Union, concerning the territories of other Member States of the European Union, Member State of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, as well as their spouses and children, in order to transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to their place of residence or stay;
- passengers of an international flight originating from an airport in: Montenegro, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Republic of Albania, Republic of Korea.
How do international flights and international rail traffic work?
There is currently a restriction on international flights. The flight ban does not apply to aircraft taking off from airports in:
- Member States of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation or a Member State of the European Union, with the exception of the Kingdom of Sweden, the Portuguese Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,
- the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Georgia, Japan, Canada, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Kingdom of Thailand, New Zealand, the Republic of Albania, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Rwanda, the Tunisian Republic, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and the Commonwealth of Australia;
Applicable from: 29 July 2020
INTERNATIONAL RAIL TRAFFIC
International rail traffic within the internal borders of the European Union has been restored; however, the restrictions still apply to international rail travel outside the external borders of the EU.
Remains in force: indefinitely, until further notice.