Situation in Poland (updated 12/10/2020)
Polish government is monitoring restrictions level in counties where number of new infections is considered as growing. There are 34 counties in red zone with high level of sanitary regime. All other counties are in yellow zone with medium level of sanitary regime. Procedures in yellow and red zones refers to limitations for sport, cultural, family and religious events, obligatory masks at any time, limits in number of people in public transport, shopping malls, gyms, cinemas, theaters. Hospitals in yellow and red zones are operating under severely restricted procedures to help stop spreading pandemic. None of the counties undergo lock-down. None of top tourist attractions or airports is located in red zone. The below information refers to yellow zone.
From 13th June Poland is opening borders with EU and all countries belonging to Schengen area. Tourists crossing the borders of Poland that are internal EU borders, do not have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine. The EU's external borders are still closed.
As of 29th July 2020, international flights from airports located on the territory of European Union have been resumed. Flights from Montenegro, USA, Israel, Qatar, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Boliwia, Bahamas, Peru, Paraguay, Iraq have been suspended. International rail traffic has been restored within the internal borders of the European Union. However, traveling by international trains to destinations outside the EU's external borders is still suspended.
Trams and busses in the cities are operating normally. Public transit authorities are now allowed to increase the passenger limit in public transit vehicles. Domestic flights and train connections are available. Again masks are obligatory in all above transport means.
All seats can be taken on coach and there is a disinfection after each drive. Wearing masks during a trip is obligatory.
The rooms are being carefully disinfected after each guest. To increase the safety the cleaning service is divided in two sections: persons who are cleaning the rooms and persons delivering fresh bedding, towels, etc. For the same safety reasons the bedding and towels are not changed daily, but after each guest departure. All staff is obliged to keep distance and wear masks. Buffet breakfast is allowed, however in many hotels guests can order food at their tables. The sanitary products are available and the masks can be purchased at most of the receptions for those who has forgotten their owns. Hotels apply for Covid-19 safety ceritificates and submit when internal procedures taking into account the guidelines of the Chief Sanitary Inspectore are ready to be checked. Swimming pools, gyms and fitness clubs located within hotel area are open under a specific sanitary regime.
A distance of 2m between tables has to be kept and number of customers depends on restaurant space (one person per 4m2). It’s not obligatory to wear masks once you are seated at the table but please put it on when you are leaving your table (for example when using facilities or order at the bar).
Cultural institutions such as museums, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, galleries, and exhibition halls may operate under a specific sanitary regime. The masks are obligatory in all these places. Only 25% of seats can be sold. The limit for open air events is 100 people. The restrictions on the operations of shopping malls and shopping centres are lifted. The limit on the number of customers remaining at the same time in stores, marketplaces and post offices is lifted.
It’s compulsory to cover your nose and mouth is in shops, museums, public transport and all closed and open air areas . On the street it’s required to keep the distance of 2 m one from another and cover your face. A certain sanitary regime (like disinfection) applies in all of the below.
There are no participation limits for open-air events however 2m distance and masks are mandatory.
A certain sanitary regime (like disinfection) and a limitation of number of people in one place applies in all of the above.