- Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Change in quarantine rules upon arrival in Poland
Please be advised that from February 11, 2022, the rules regarding quarantine upon arrival in Poland have changed slightly.
Travelers from Non-Schengen and from outside the European Union
All travelers from Non-Schengen countries and outside the European Union are exempt from quarantine if:
- will perform a coronavirus diagnostic test (antigenic or PCR) at the airport within 3 hours from the moment of crossing the Polish border. In this case, the quarantine obligation is deemed to be fulfilled when the negative test result is entered by the laboratory performing the test into the ICT system.
- will provide a Border Guard officer with a negative result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 (antigen or PCR) in Polish or English, performed before crossing the border, within 24 hours from the moment of the test result
- are under 5
Persons who fail to perform the test upon arrival within the required time or fail to show a negative test result to a Border Guard officer are required to undergo a mandatory quarantine lasting 7 days from the day following the crossing of the Polish border.
At the airport in Poznań, it is possible to perform a coronavirus test after passport control, the points are open during the arrival hours of all Non-Schengen flights, also at night. The test points are located in the Arrivals and Departures hall.
Travelers from Schengen and European Union
Passengers are exempt from quarantine if:
- will present a negative coronavirus test result in the country of departure no earlier than 48 hours after receiving the result
- are fully vaccinated, which means that a minimum of 14 days has passed since the vaccination process was fully completed, i.e. both doses of the coronavirus vaccine (in the case of a two-dose vaccine) or one dose (in the case of a single-dose vaccine) confirmed by a certificate of implementation vaccinations. The vaccine must be authorized in the European Union.
- are under 5 years old.
exemption from quarantine is also granted to children up to 12 years of age traveling in the care of persons who are fully vaccinated or tested negative for coronavirus.
This communication is provided for information purposes only and cannot be used as a basis for adjudicating on a case-by-case basis. Verification on the basis of the document presented for inspection and the final decision on quarantine or grounds for exemption from such a requirement will be taken by the Border Guard officer.
In disputed / doubtful / random cases regarding sanitary restrictions / quarantine / vaccinations – including the rules of exemption, shortening its duration – the only competent authority is the State (Border) Sanitary Inspector at the local level, or a higher level authority, i.e. the Minister responsible for Health (Chief Sanitary Inspector).