Poland Travel Restrictions

55,11% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 54,62% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Poland.

Poland entry details and exceptions

Entry to Poland is applicable to its Citizens, EU and EFTA citizens, foreign nationals married to a Polish citizen, foreigners with Pole’s card, diplomats, foreigners with the right of permanent or temporary residence, Individuals working in Poland, students and other individuals who have a compelling reason to enter Poland.

Travelers entering Poland by plane are required to fill out the Traveler Location Card prior to their flight schedule.

Outgoing travel to PolandTravelling from South Africa to Poland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to Poland.

Details and exceptions
The COVID-19 test does not apply to freight drivers; work permit holders; airline cabin crew; spouse and children of Polish citizens; train workers; agriculture workers; medical workers; students and pupils studying in Poland; members of diplomatic missions, consulates or international organizations including their families.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Poland.

Details and exceptions
Permitted travelers from outside EU/Schengen area or outside Turkey will need to undergo a 14-day quarantine. If a negative test is presented after eight (8) days from the date of their arrival in the country, quarantine will be ended. The test result to be provided at their own cost is either a RT-PCR or lab-performed antigen test.
Children who are under the age of 12 traveling with their fully vaccinated parents or who can present a negative test result are exempt from quarantine requirement.
Travelers from EU/Schengen area and from Turkey who have been quarantined may provide a RT-PCR or antigen test in 48 hours after arriving in the country at their own cost. If the test is negative, they are no longer required to quarantine further.
Traveler Locator Form

Fill in the Card before travel, during the journey or before check-in.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Poland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Poland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Poland are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Poland

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions


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