Situation in Poland (updated 15/02/2021)
Poland is experiencing second wave of coronavirus. Polish government is monitoring restrictions level and at this point number of new infections is considered as growing. All country is in red zone with high level of sanitary regime to prevent spreading virus. Procedures in red zone refers to limitations for sport, cultural, family and religious events, obligatory masks at any time, limits in number of people in public transport, shopping malls, gyms, cinemas, theaters. Hospitals in red zones are operating under severely restricted procedures to help stop spreading pandemic. The below information refers to red zone.
From 13th June Poland borders are open with EU and all countries belonging to Schengen area. Tourists who are crossing the border of Poland by organised transport may be asked to undergo obligatory 10-day quarantine. During this time you may not leave your home, walk your dog, go shopping. If a person in quarantine is in close contact with other persons at home, they must also be quarantined. The EU's external borders are still closed. As of 28 December, persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from the obligatory quarantine.
As of 29th July 2020, international flights from airports located on the territory of European Union have been resumed. Tourists who are crossing the border of Poland by organised transport may be asked to undergo obligatory 10-day quarantine. International rail traffic has been restored within the internal borders of the European Union. However, traveling by international trains to destinations outside the EU's external borders is still suspended.
Trams and busses in the cities operates with only 50% of seats taken. Domestic flights and train connections are available. These limits do not apply to vehicles for the transport of disabled passengers. Again masks are obligatory in all above transport means.
As of 12 February, hotels resume their operations under a strict sanitary regime - up to 50% occupancy. Hotel restaurants remain closed; meals can only be served to rooms.
From 7th November there are delivery-only or take away restaurants.
As of 1 February, art galleries, museums and libraries are open under a trict sanitary regime. As of 12 February, cinemas, theatres, opera houses and philharmonics resume their operations under a strict sanitary regime – maximum of 50% of seats can be occupied during cultural events. Masks are obligatory. Consumption is prohibited.
50% of seats can be taken on coach and there is a disinfection after each drive. Wearing masks during a trip is obligatory.
It’s compulsory to cover your nose and mouth is in shops, museums, public transport and all closed and open air areas . On the street it’s required to keep the distance of 2 m one from another and cover your face. A certain sanitary regime (like disinfection) applies in all of the below. It is recommended not to leave home without serious reason and work remotely. There are no participation limits for open-air events however 2m distance and masks are mandatory. A certain sanitary regime (like disinfection) and a limitation of number of people in one place applies in all of the above.
There are limits in number of people in grocery shops. Shopping malls are open from 1st February under a strict sanitary regime. Pharmacies, services points, bakeries, constructional markets and grocery shops are open.