- Monday, 12 July 2021
Post-border Quarantine (Update)
Restrictions at the external and internal EU / Schengen borders due to the SARS-Cov-2 epidemic.
At the external borders EU / Schengen quarantine is used to release people with a negative diagnostic test result for SARS-CoV-2, but only those certified by the EU COVID-19 digital certificate!!! Other negative test certificates do not exempt from the obligation to undergo quarantine after crossing the external borders.
At the external borders vaccinated and convalescent persons as well as certain categories of persons (e.g. diplomats, soldiers, aircraft crews, etc.) listed in § 3 of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of May 6 are also released from quarantine 2021 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and bans in connection with the state of the epidemic.
Children under the age of 12 crossing the external borders are exempt from quarantine if they travel under the care of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 or under the care of an airline representative.
When traveling from non-Schengen or non-EU countries, the 10-day quarantine period is reduced when the SARS-Cov-2 test result is negative and the test is performed after crossing the Polish border in a period not earlier than 7 days from the moment of crossing it. !! This does not apply to people who have started their journey in one of the Schengen countries or in a country belonging to the European Union (i.e. also travelers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania). The obligation to undergo quarantine is considered fulfilled when the negative test result is entered into the ICT system by the medical diagnostic laboratory (performing the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection). !
From 10 July, persons traveling from a country that does not belong to the Schengen / EU zone, but has agreed with the Republic of Poland on the rules of movement of persons in connection with the restrictions introduced during the epidemic caused by SARS-Cov-2 virus infections, may be released from quarantine if during the period 48 hours after crossing the border, they will obtain a negative test result for SARS-Cov-2. The list of these countries on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Information for travelers“.
The obligation to undergo quarantine is exempted from persons traveling by plane from countries outside the Schengen area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in our country for no longer than 24 hours and have an air ticket confirming departure within 24 hours, counting from the moment of arrival in Poland.
Persons traveling on aircraft from the Schengen area countries are required to have a negative result of the Sars-Cov-2 diagnostic test, which they should present at the request of a Border Guard officer. The test result, in Polish or English, must be obtained within 48 hours before crossing the border. The travelers referred to in § 3 sec. 1 and sec. 2 points 2, 3, 14, 18 and 23 (Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 6 May 2021 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and bans in connection with the occurrence of an epidemic).
Children up to 12 years of age crossing internal boundaries are exempt from quarantine if they travel with adults who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have tested negative for SaRS-CoV-2 within 48 hours before crossing the border, or under the care of an airline representative.