1. Border traffic
From the 13th of June 2020, Poland restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union.
The right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland – WITHOUT QUARANTINE OBLIGATION.
Our country’s borders, that are also the EU’s external borders, remain closed. They may exceed and only:
· Polish citizens;
· Foreigners who are spouses or children of Polish citizens or remain under the constant care of Polish citizens;
· People who have a Pole’s Card;
· Persons with the right of permanent or temporary residence on the territory of the Republic of Poland or work permit;
· In particularly justified cases, the commander of the Border Guard facility – after obtaining the consent of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard – may allow a foreigner to enter the territory of the Republic of Poland under the procedure specified in the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners ( The act of Laws of 2020, item 35);
· Foreigners who drive a means of transport for the carriage of goods;
· Citizens of the Member States of the European Union, 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, to travel through the territory of the Republic of Poland to the places of residence or stay;
· Foreigners with a permanent residence permit or a long-term resident of 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, to travel through the territory of the Republic of Poland, to the place of residence or stay.
The obligation to undergo a 14-day quarantine is imposed on persons crossing the borders of the Republic of Poland, NON-EU.
3. Air and rail transport.
From the 17th of June 2020, the following was resumed:
· International flights from airports located in the territory of a member state of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – parties to the agreement of the European Economic Area, Switzerland or a member state of the European Union except for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Sweden and Portugal.
· International rail traffic has been restored within the internal borders of the European Union.
· Travelling by train on international relations outside the EU’s external borders is still suspended.
4. Covering the mouth and nose in public places
The mask must still be worn, among others:
· on the bus, tram and train,
· in a car, if you drive with someone you don’t live with every day,
· in the store, bank, market and post office,
· in the cinema and theatre,
· at the doctor’s consultation, in the clinic, in the hospital, massage and tattoo parlour,
· at church, at school, at the university
· in the office (if you are going to settle some matter at the office) and other public buildings.
Additional places, where it will be necessary to cover the mouth and nose, will be determined by the Main Sanitary Inspectorate.
Exceptions. Where it is not required to cover the nose and mouth?
· In a restaurant or bar – when you take a seat at the table to eat or drink.
· At work – if you do not have contact with outsiders (e.g. when servicing clients and customers).
5. Assemblies and events
– Meetings and events of over 150 people are prohibited.
– Restrictions apply to the organization of assemblies, meetings, events and gatherings.
– Workplaces are excluded – employers will have to provide additional security measures for their employees:
· employees must wear gloves or need to have access to disinfectant fluids,
· individual work stations must be at least 1.5 meters apart.
If an employer is not able to provide such a distance (1.5 m) for objective reasons – e.g. because the production line does not allow it – there is the right to withdraw from this principle, but only on condition of providing personal protective equipment related to combating the epidemic.
6. Sports and Recreation
Places that have been opened:
– Swimming pools – valid from the 19th of June (audience participation), pools opened from the 6th of June.
· The object can be visited by as many people as half of the object’s occupancy.
· There can be no more than 4 people on the track.
· In outdoor pools, the audience can occupy every fourth place in the audience (alternately in rows). If there are no designated places, the maximum number of people on the audience is 25% of an anticipated number of places. In this case, however, there must be a social distance of 2 m. This restriction does not apply to the viewer who participates with a child under 13 years of age or with a person with disabilities, as well as people living together.
· At indoor pools still, no public participation is allowed.
– People doing sports do not have to wear face masks.
– Organization of sports events is possible up to 150 participants.
– There is no obligation to keep social distance, although it is recommended.
· In outdoor sports facilities (open or semi-open, with or without seatings for spectators), audience participation is possible. Every fourth place in the audience can be occupied, alternating in rows. In the absence of designated seats on the audience, while maintaining a distance of 2 m, the audience will be able to take no more than 25% of the number of places provided for it. This restriction does not apply to spectators who participate with children under the age of 13 or with a person with disabilities, as well as people living together.
· Golf courses, tennis courts, stables, studs and racetracks for horses, infrastructure for water and air sports – there is no limit of 150 participants.
· Players can prepare for the most important international events at Central Sports Center – Olympic Preparation Center. Currently, all Olympic Preparation Centers (Spała, Wałcz, Zakopane, Cetniewo, Szczyrk and Giżycko) are open.
Valid from the 30th of May, audience participation from the 19th of June.