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Poland - Covid-19 regulations:

Overview

Poland has been gradually reopening since May 4, 2020. Tourist attractions, airports, coach services, museums and supermarkets are open and operating. The restriction to wear a mask remains in various enclosed spaces, including shops, supermarkets, churches, post offices museums and public transport. As of August 8, there are 19 districts where temporary new rules applies. Those areas have been selected accordingly where there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks. The changes concern, among others things, the use of face coverings, as well as reductions to capacity limits for restaurants, shops or at parties. Those districts are not the ones which are commonly visited by tourists.

Sources:
www.gov.pl
gis.gov.pl
Last updated: 11th August 2020

National movement

People can move within the country without any limits.

Cross-borders

Poland as a member of European Union, has restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union, and travellers have regained the right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland. Importantly, they do not have to quarantine.

Polish borders that are also the European Union's external borders, remain closed. They may be crossed only by (without obligatory 14-day quarantine):
- Polish citizens,
- diplomats,
- students, participants of postgraduate studies, doctoral students studying in Poland,
- scientists conducting research or development work in Poland
- people who have the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit,
- foreigners who run a means of transport designed for the transport of goods
- citizens of European Union Member States, European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) Member States – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and their spouses and children, when traveling through the territory of the Republic of Poland to their place of residence or stay.
- foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident's European Union residence permit, in the territory of other European Union Member States, a Member State of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and their spouses and children, when traveling through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to their place of residence or stay.
- passengers of an aircraft operating an international flight from an airport located in the territory of: Japan, Canada, Thailand, The Republic of Albania, Georgia, The Republic of Korea (South Korea), New Zeland, Belarus, Rwanda, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, or Australia.

Airports

All airports in Poland are open and operating under a new sanitary regime. International flights have been partially restored and are permited only from airports located in:
- member states of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area,
- Switzerland or an EU Member State (except Sweden and Portugal),
- an international flight from an airport located in the territory of: Japan, Canada, Thailand, The Republic of Albania, Georgia, The Republic of Korea (South Korea), New Zeland, Belarus, Rwanda, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, or Australia.

Public Transport

Operating as usual. Public transport has been operating since the beginning of the pandemic. Masks and 1.5m social distancing mandatory.

Taxi

Operating. Taxis have been operating as usual from the beginning of the pandemic, obligatory disinfection after each passenger, masks mandatory.

Guides / Assistants

Available upon request, social distance must be maintained.

Coaches

Available. The possible number of passengers: either 100% of the seating places or 50% of all standing + seating places may be occupied by passengers in a vehicle.

Rail / Cable Cars

Operating as usual. International railway traffic is restored only within European Union borders since June 22, 2020. Domestic rail traffic operates under sanitary standards and restrictions.

Shops

Open as usual, without limits, people who enter must use face coverings and maintain social distance.

Restaurants

Open as usual, with new sanitary rules: table disinfection after each client; 2m distance between tables, maintaining 1.5 m distance from guests sitting at separate tables; chefs and catering staff must wear masks and gloves. Guests are not obliged to wear masks.

Hotels

Hotel restaurants and hotel bars can be opened and serve meals to tables. Swimming pools, gyms and fitness clubs are operating as usual. Hotel owners must follow the current sanitary regime.

Attractions

All tourist attractions and cultural institutions are operating under a specific sanitary regime. Cultural institutions such as theaters, cinemas, concert halls, galleries and exhibition halls are also open but masks are mandatory.

Events

It's possible to participate, for example, in open-air concerts (if social distancing maintained). The number of spectators, listeners, visitors or participants may not be greater than 1 person per 5 sq. m. Participants must, however, use a face mask or maintain a 2-meter social distance.

Fairs, exhibitions and congresses are possible to organize. The reduction of the restriction also applies to the events industry. The maximum limit of participants in fairs, exhibitions, congresses or conferences will be reduced - 2.5 m2 will be available for 1 person. Until now, there was up to 4 m2.
Additionally, the limit of 150 people participating in this type of event is lifted. Trade fairs and congresses often take place in public spaces, often with zones in open space and importantly their participants are fully identified in case of possible infections.

The football league (I and II) is back and 50% of seats can be sold and reserved. Football fans will be seated in a way to maintain social distance.

Religious events: There is no limits of participants in the mass or other religious ceremony.
Covering the face is mandatory in churches, temples and places of worship.

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