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Entry Rules to Check Before Travelling to Poland in March

Poland is open to immunized travelers from the European Union, where entry is easy for these entrants. More specifically, vaccinated travelers from this region are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements, as long as the vaccination certificate shows a valid injection that was given to the bearer at least 14 days prior to arrival in the Central European country.

On the other hand, non-vaccinated arrivals are required to undergo a seven-day quarantine upon arrival, TheSchengen.com reports.

In addition, all persons, regardless of vaccination status and nationality, must submit an electronic or physical passenger locator form and can also submit digital COVID certificates to the EU.

Entry requirements for travelers from the European Union, European Economic Area and Turkey

According to the official website of the Polish government, vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine, as mentioned earlier, provided that they present a certificate of vaccination indicating that the final dose was taken 14 days before travel, excluding the day of vaccination.

In addition, vaccination must be confirmed by a digital EU COVID certificate or other equivalent document in Polish or English. Recovered travelers are also allowed to enter the country, while non-vaccinated arrivals can avoid quarantine if they submit a COVID-19 test 48 hours before departure.

Quarantined travelers will be able to take a test 48 hours after crossing the border; A negative result of said test will mean exemption from quarantine,” the site reads, also noting that the type of test can be PCR or antigen and must be covered by traveller’s expenses.

With the exception of EU member states, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, citizens of Turkey can also enter the country under the same requirements, with which a special agreement has been concluded.

Entry conditions for travelers from third world countries

COVID-19 testing is mandatory for arrivals outside the Schengen area, the European Union and Turkey, regardless of vaccination status.

The test (PCR or antigen), the absence of which leads to quarantine, must be no later than 24 hours from departure, and can be carried out at some airports in Poland – before the border check or three hours after arrival.

While the quarantine requirements do not apply to arrivals from these countries who have been vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by the authorities or those who have recovered from the virus months before traveling to Poland, unvaccinated travelers from third countries can avoid the time of self-isolation by providing a test Pre-departure, as mentioned earlier.

Moreover, arrivals from third countries who remain on the territory of the Republic of Poland for less than 24 hours and who have a plane ticket confirming their departure from this country within 24 hours may be exempted from the quarantine requirements if they submit a PCR or antigen test performed before 24 An hour from arrival, take a test before the border check or three hours after arrival.

Local COVID-19 Restrictions

Movement restrictions in the country include a distance of 1.5 meters between pedestrians. In contrast, in indoor spaces where this distance cannot be maintained, people are required to wear masks.

More specifically, the requirement to wear a mask applies to public transportation, workplaces, medical facilities, schools, universities, shopping malls and cinemas, as well as facilities for other recreational activities.

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