Date Updated

12/20/2021

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Travelers vaccinated with a European Medicines Agencyapproved vaccine at least 14 days before travel; and recovered travelers, carrying confirmation of infection and recovery in the 6 months before entry; need not carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test. Children under 12 accompanying a vaccinated adult are also exempt.

    • Travelers are considered vaccinated if vaccinated with the vaccines listed with the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) at least 14 days before travel (either Single-dose or second-dose consisting of two doses).

    • Travelers entering Poland from outside of the EU will be subject to 14-day home quarantine unless they present confirmation of negative results of COVID test completed within 24 hours before entering Poland (in Polish or English, PCR or any relevant tests are accepted) OR perfom COVID19 test in Poland but before passport control OR perform COVID-19 test after entry into Poland but at the airport- within 3 hours after entry except:

    • Pupils of Polish schools or schools in a neighboring country with their guardians travelling together;

    • Children enrolled in Polish kindergartens or kindergartens in neighboring countries with their guardians travelling together;

    • Travelers who are going to participate in school end exams in Poland with their guardians;

    • Children under the age of 5 years (accompanied guardians are not exempted);

    • Travelers entering Poland as part of their professional duties in international transport or supplies (eg. professional drivers, ship crews, plane crews, fishermen etc.); and

    • Travelers whose last stretch of travel is from another EU country. Non-vaccinated Travelers N/A, as non-vaccinated travelers must undergo quarantine after arrival into Poland. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Travelers from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City State/Holy See, can avoid quarantine by taking a Covid Test on a Polish airport before crossing the border or shorten the already applied quarantine by taking COVID test within 48 hours from entering into Poland.

    • 14-day quarantine for travelers from Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe (unless exempt).

    • The following are exempt from quarantine requirements:
    - Children under 12 years old, travelling under supervision of airline staff;
    - Travelers from Turkey, who obtain a negative COVID-19 test at the airport after arrival but before border control; or who complete a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival;
    - Travelers entering from a Schengen Area country by air, carrying a negative COVID-19 test (in Polish or English), performed within 48 hours before entry, and accompanying children under 12;
    - Those traveling from within the European Union for work purposes;
    - Cross-border workers entering from a Schengen country;
    - Essential workers;
    - Civilian workers of allied forces (for example SOFA contractors);
    - Teachers entering for vaccination, carrying a vaccination referral for vaccination within 90 days of entry;
    - Persons travelling to take part in an international conference organized based on international agreement with Poland;
    - Travelers for study purposes: enrolled in Polish kindergartens, schools (and their legal guardians) or universities; or kindergartens, schools or universities in neighboring countries; those taking eighth-grade exams, high school exams (Matura), exams confirming occupational or vocational qualifications (and their guardians). Entrants should carry proof of exams;
    - Passengers transiting in under 24 hours, carrying a forward plane ticket;
    - Persons traveling to Poland to exercise a court judgment about contacts with a minor child;
    - Passengers whose travel originated from Turkey after taking a COVID-19 test either at the airport after arrival but before entering border control, or within 48 hours of entering Poland; and
    - Travelers fully vaccinated with a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel; and recovered travelers, carrying confirmation of infection and recovery in the 6 months before entry. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Travelers from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City State/Holy See, can avoid quarantine by taking a COVID test at a Polish airport before crossing the border or shorten the already applied quarantine by taking COVID test within 48 hours from entering Poland.

    • 14-day quarantine for travelers from Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe (unless exempt).

    • 14-day home quarantine for (unvaccinated and non-recovered) travelers, except:
    - Children under 12 years old, travelling under the supervision of airline staff;
    - Travelers from Turkey, who obtain a negative COVID-19 test at the airport after arrival but before border control; or who complete a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival;
    - Travelers entering from a Schengen Area country by air, carrying a negative COVID19 test (in Polish or English), performed within 48 hours before entry, and accompanying children under 12;
    - Those traveling from within the European Union for work purposes;
    - Cross-border workers entering from a Schengen country;
    - Essential workers as defined on this site;
    - Civilian workers of allied forces (for example SOFA contractors);
    - Teachers entering for vaccination, carrying a vaccination referral for vaccination within 90 days of entry;
    - Persons traveling to take part in an international conference organized based on international agreement with Poland;
    - Travelers for study purposes: enrolled in Polish kindergartens, schools (and their legal guardians) or universities; or kindergartens, schools or universities in neighboring countries; those taking eighthgrade exams, high school exams (Matura), exams confirming occupational or vocational qualifications (and their guardians). Entrants should carry proof of exams;
    - Passengers transiting in under 24 hours, carrying a forward plane ticket;
    - Persons traveling to Poland to exercise a court judgment about contacts with a minor child; and
    - Passengers whose travel originated from Turkey after taking a COVID19 test either at the airport after arrival but before entering border control, or within 48 hours of entering Poland.

    • Travelers can reduce quarantine by obtaining a negative COVID-19 test after 8 days once the laboratory enters the negative test results in the appropriate system.


  • • Consular posts are reopening in several countries, subject to local pandemic-related restrictions.

    • Immigration offices and city halls are resuming services, but appointment availability remains limited due to safety measures and accumulated case backlog. Applicants can continue to submit immigration applications by mail, and address registration applications online. Mailed applications take an additional three to four months to process. Travel Restrictions

    • Flights from selected African countries are suspended: Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The nationals of these countries are not banned from entering Poland based on their citizenship.

    • The following categories of traveler may now enter Poland:
    - Business travelers, carrying a written invitation from a Polish entity, entered in KRS or CEIDG; documents confirming the purpose of the trip (e.g., local investment, cooperation with local business); and documents related to the host entity (e.g., excerpt from Polish business register). Polish border guard may request additional documents and/or information. Visa nationals must carry a visa;

    • Persons travelling to be a participant in an international conference organized in Poland, by a state institution or by a local (regional, municipal) agency based on international agreement. The participant must carry confirmation issued by the organizer of the conference;

    • U.S. nationals and residents entering by air from any destination;

    • Travelers transiting by air in under 24 hours, carrying a forward travel ticket;

    • Polish citizens, their spouses, children or those who remain under permanent care of Polish citizens;
    - Travelers from EU, European Economic Area and Schengen Area countries;
    - EU/European Economic Area/Swiss/UK nationals and their spouses;
    - EU/EEA/UK residence permit and cardholders and their family members in transit to their residence;
    - Nationals or residents of the following countries (even if they are not travelling from these countries): Australia, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and the United States;
    - Nationals of Turkey and long term Residence Permit holders in Turkey if travelling via plane irrespective of their origin of their travel;
    - Holders of a Pole Card (Karta Polaka);
    - Holders of permanent or temporary residence rights in Poland;
    - Guardians of children enrolled in Polish schools. The guardian must travel with the children and a confirmation of the school enrolment is required (scanned copy will suffice);
    - Children under the permanent care of: foreign nationals holding a Pole Card; permanent or temporary residence permit holders; or work permit holders or persons exempt from holding a work permit who are already working in Poland and able to document the possibility of taking up employment immediately after crossing the border;
    - Work permit exempt travelers (e.g., graduates from Polish higher education, students);
    - Holders of a work permit, including a seasonal or short-term work permit;
    - Those employed in transport of persons or goods performing their professional activities and international transport drivers in transit;
    - Holders of national visa for repatriation or holders of national visa for family member of family of a repatriated person. "Repatriated person" status can be gained based on Polish roots;
    - Athletes, journalists and staff travelling for international sports events in Poland;
    - Individuals participating in an international competition or music festival organized by State or local government (artist, juror, journalist or guardian of the participant) based on the invitation letter from the institute;
    - Members of official delegation of the constitutional authorities in Poland;
    - Individuals participating in competitions, tournaments provided in the Polish educational law and their guardian (the guardian should either hold confirmation of vaccination approved in the EU or negative COVID test performed within 48 hours before entering Poland). An invitation letter from the organizer is mandatory;
    - Belurussian nationals except if entering from land crossing border at Kuźnica Białostocka – Bruzgi
    - Ukrainian nationals; and
    - Those in other special circumstances, with consent of the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Border Guard.

    • Border checks have been lifted.


  • • Services currently offered include:
    - Virtual, with limited face-to-face interaction
    - Lease checks
    - Check in/out
    - Negotiations

    • Timelines (normal)

    • Market availability; mobility is limited to verify available properties

    • Additionally agents can assist with:
    - Needs assessment calls.
    - Sharing housing market information.
    - Sharing sample properties online.
    - Conducting lease contract reviews and negotiation.
    - Coordinating and assisting in utilities set-up such as internet and cable.
    - Providing school information.
    - Coordinating temporary housing bookings.
    - Providing information on bank accounts opening requirements.
    - Providing information on local registration requirements.


  • • Hotels and serviced apartments are available.
  • Secondary vocational schools (MBO) are open.


  • • Everyone must cover their mouths and noses outside their homes, in the streets and outdoor spaces, including parks, keeping a distance of 15m from each other until further notice.

    • All social businesses remain closed such as bars, restaurants and theatres.


  • • Public Transport operating on normal schedule.

    • Wearing a mask is compulsory in public transport from 11 May, including young people starting at age 11 and up.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both recommended

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Very limited services due restrictions to many countries and
    very high rates.
    • Sea: Limited service at present; longer transit time than usual.

    Road Availability
    • Normal services with some restrictions
    depends on destination country.

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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