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On 13 June, after three months of border restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Poland reopened its borders with the other EU member states (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Lithuania). It means that all health checks and the 14-day quarantine rule has also been lifted for travellers from the EU.
International flights to and from Poland are scheduled to resume on 17 June (except for flights to and from Portugal, Sweden and the UK), although not all international routes will be back in service from this day. A lot of international airlines have announced a further suspension of operations until July.
Travel restrictions at the EU’s external borders (including Polish borders with Russia, Belarus and Ukraine) remain in place for the time being. Find out who is allowed to cross these borders and who is exempt from the mandatory 14-day quarantine when entering the territory of Poland: New quarantine rules for people arriving in Poland - these rules still apply to travellers from outside the EU.
No decision regarding the country’s external borders has yet been made by the Polish government. However, the European Commission has called on the EU to start loosening its travel restrictions in the coming weeks:
Following the lifting of all internal border checks inside the Union, we are proposing a clear and flexible approach towards removing restrictions on travel to the EU starting on 1 July. International travel is key for tourism and business, and for family and friends reconnecting. While we will all have to remain careful, the time has come to make concrete preparations for lifting restrictions with countries whose health situation is similar to the EU's and for resuming visa operations - said Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs.