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Covid-19 restrictions in Poland from 30 November

Covid-19 restrictions in Poland from 30 November

The Polish Government has announced a number of additional restrictions in response to the latest Covid-19 developments.

1) From 30 November until 13 December, there will be a ban on flights from seven “high-risk” countries, namely Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Passengers returning to Poland from these countries must undergo 14 days of home quarantine. This obligation does not apply to those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and possess an EU Digital COVID certificate.

2) From 1 December to 17 December, passengers arriving into Poland from countries outside the EU or Schengen area will be required to home quarantine for 14 days. This quarantine period may be shortened upon production of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 after 8 days. This obligation does not apply to those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and possess an EU Digital COVID certificate.

3) From December 1 to December 17, a number of domestic restrictions will be in place in Poland:

  • Churches, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, theatres, cultural centres, swimming pools – reduced to 50% occupancy (currently 75% occupancy)
  • Special events e.g. weddings, larger gatherings, nightclubs – max. 100 people allowed (currently 150 people).
  • Sporting events (except sports facilities) – max. 250 people allowed (currently 500 people).
  • Gyms, casinos, museums, art galleries, fairs, exhibitions, conferences, shops, shopping malls, libraries – limited to 1 person per 15 m2 (currently 1 person per 10 m2)

Please note that the capacity limits above do not include those fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Further information on these measures can be found (in Polish) here.

 

Photo courtesy of the Polish Ministry of Health.

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