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Poland Travel Restrictions

399.4 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
48.19% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 47.44% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Poland with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Poland without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Poland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Poland entry details and exceptions

Entry to Poland is determined by their border guards. Entry is applicable to its Citizens, EU and EFTA citizens, Foreign nationals married to Polish citizen, Foreigners with Pole’s card, diplomats, foreigners with the right of permanent or temporary residence, Individuals working in Poland, students and other individuals who have compelling reason to enter Poland.

Travelers entering Poland by plane are required to fill out the Traveler Location Card prior to their flight schedule.

More details can be found here and on this site.


Outgoing travel to PolandTravelling from the United Kingdom to Poland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to Poland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

The COVID-19 test does not apply to individuals vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the European Union; freight drivers; work permit holders; airline cabin crew; spouse and children of Polish citizens; train workers; agriculture workers; medical workers; students and pupils studying in Poland and members of diplomatic missions, Consulates or International Organizations including their families.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Poland.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from EU or Schengen area are released from compulsory quarantine should a negative test result is provided upon arrival to Poland. In the event that they need to quarantine in the country, providing a negative PCR test after 48 hours from entry will release them from quarantine.

Travelers from outside EU or Schengen area will need to undergo a 10-day quarantine. If a negative test is presented seven (7) days after the following day of their arrival in the country, quarantine will be ended.

Quarantine does not apply to individuals vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine (authorized in the European Union and administration of the vaccine should have been completed 14 days after the end of vaccination process), individuals who recovered from COVID-19 for the past 180 days (certification in Polish or English must be presented) and children under the age of 12 who are traveling with their fully vaccinated parents or who can present a negative test result.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Poland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Poland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena), will not be in scope of the regulations. Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Poland will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 5 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland who have been in the Red Listed countries in the last 10 days are required to book and pay for a Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel. On arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days at a government quarantine hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests during the quarantine. Travelers going to Wales should follow rules from their designated ports of entry in England or Scotland.

People who were vaccinated in the UK do not have to quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Poland

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Poland but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travellers from from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions