Data Last Updated: May 19, 2021
At present Poland is starting to allow travelers from the EEA (European Economic Area) and certain low-risk countries as recommended by the EU council. All air passengers must complete a public health locator form before travel. Services present at the border will carry out random checks.
Travelers coming from another country within the Schengen Area can enter Poland without a 10-day quarantine provided they have a negative result from a PCR or antigen COVID test or have proof of vaccination.
Those coming from third countries like Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, or Australia, can also enter Poland as tourists but will be required to quarantine unless they can show proof of vaccination or have recovered from COVID in the previous six months. Quarantine may be shortened by taking a COVID test within Poland after arrival.
Poland has revised its list of banned countries. China and Russia have been removed from the list but Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg have been added. - Visit Krakow
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Authorities have eased COVID-19 restrictions in stages through early July. Most nonessential businesses have reopened, and general outdoor gatherings have no capacity limits provided that participants follow social distancing and wear protective face coverings.
Fairs, exhibitions, and congresses have resumed operations. Officials have also lifted restrictions on religious service attendance. Face coverings remain mandatory for public transport and most indoor public spaces.
Airlines & Transport
Starting Aug. 12, certain flights will be not be permitted to or from 44 countries' including Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, Russia, the US, and South Africa due to COVID-19 activity at those locations. Flights are allowed to/from all countries of the European Union and Schengen Area, except Andorra and Luxembourg. This measure will be in place until Aug. 25.
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. Rail traffic within the EU has restored.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Poland reopened its borders to welcome select tourists from EU and EFTA nations as of June 13, 2020. Poland also expanded to allow a list of third-country nations to enjoy what it has to offer.
Who Can Enter Poland?
Poland first allowed EU countries to visit. However, it expanded to a list of third-party countries and 4 EFTA nations as well.
Here's the list of countries that can visit Poland without restrictions:
September 8 update: Poland revised its list of banned countries. China and Russia have been removed from the list. While Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg have been added.
Are There Any Mandatory Tests/Quarantine To Enter Poland?
None. Countries listed above will not have to quarantine or isolate or attend testing when they arrive in Poland.
Other Entry Rules For Tourists Visiting Poland
The government of Poland is asking all visitors to adhere to local health laws, abide by social distancing and the wearing of masks in designated places.
All air passengers must complete a public health locator form before travel.
In addition as of May 30, face masks are no longer required outside as long as social distancing is being observed. Although face masks are still required inside public buildings. And places such as churches, cinemas, hair salons, restaurants, shops, and public transport.
What's Open in Poland?
Face covering is no longer mandatory in public spaces if the social distancing is observed. Face covering is still mandatory in stores, public transportation, houses of worship, etc.
- Occupancy restrictions for stores, restaurants, coffee shops, markets, houses of worship, and post office. Practicing social distancing still in effect.
- Gatherings and outdoor concerts but up to 150 persons.
- Hotels, movies, theaters, opera houses, fitness clubs, swimming pools, tanning salons, massage parlors, event halls are open with some restrictions.
Poland on our live map.
See the full blog post & comments
Information for Non-Tourists
There are no border checks and no requirements for self-isolation for travelers entering Poland from another EU/EFTA Schengen country.
76,284Cases Per Million
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days