Foreign travel advice

Poland

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Summary

From 4 July, Poland is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travel is subject to entry restrictions

  • Daily flights are running between Poland and the UK.
  • You are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Poland if you are a UK, European Union or EFTA national unless you have coronavirus symptoms or you have come into contact with someone who has.
  • Krakow has been declared a city with a relatively larger number of coronavirus cases stricter sanitary measures are therefore in place.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Poland, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Daily flights are running between several cities in Poland and the UK. Flights are now permitted between Poland and a number of countries including most members of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. If you are travelling to Poland from a third country you should check online with your carrier and your departure airport to ensure your flight is still scheduled to depart before travelling to the airport.

The UK has left the European Union. The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Poland as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

Many British nationals visit Poland every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Terrorist attacks in Poland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism 

If you’re living in or moving to Poland, read the Living in Poland guide in addition to this travel advice.

Driving in Poland can be hazardous. See Road travel

If you hold dual Polish and British nationality, the British Embassy may only be able to offer limited consular assistance.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Poland call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

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