Poland continues to take steps to reopen international travel and resume visa services abroad, while restricting entry to foreign nationals of countries with a high rate of COVID-19 infection.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who work in Poland or plan to start working in Poland and have the proper documents (e.g., a work permit) are now permitted to enter Poland in most cases.
  • Poland is also permitting entry to permanent residents; spouses or children of Polish nationals; EU/EEA or Swiss nationals; and nationals of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand or Tunisia, regardless of their reason for air travel; and a limited number of other foreign nationals.
  • In September, authorities updated list of air travel restrictions to Poland from 44 countries (currently valid until Sept. 15), including some EU countries (Luxembourg, Malta, Romania and Spain) as well as non-EU countries such as Brazil, China and the United States.
  • Polish consulates and visa centers have reopened in several countries. Applicants can now apply for visas in Canada, India (New Delhi), Russia, the United States (Washington, D.C.) and most European Union countries. The reopening of additional sites will depend on of COVID-19 situation in each country.

Background: Foreign nationals were banned from entering Poland in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, Poland reopened its border to travelers from other EU nations. Citizens of the EU can travel freely to Poland and do not have to quarantine upon arrival.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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