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2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Russia and Poland were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 212 510 363 people, among the total — 4 440 962 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Tuesday, 24 August 2021), the number of cases in Poland is 2 886 805 people, total deaths are 75 316, and 155 172 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Poland to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Poland from Russia?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Poland:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to Russians: Partially
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Poland: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Poland:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Poland only if absolutely necessary: study in Poland, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/POL/6001
  2. Availability of the test:

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Russia ranks among the states of the «Orange» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Poland from Russia in 2021

At the moment, Poland is partially opened to foreigners, including Russians. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Poland, Russians must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Poland?

For which countries are the borders with Poland open?

Today (Tuesday, 24 August 2021) the borders of Poland are fully open for 29/ 38 countries, partially open for 22/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Poland, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Regardless of the means of transport used (collective, individual, or when crossing the border on foot), people travelling from a third country to Poland must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. The quarantine may be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 taken on day 8 at the earliest from the arrival. The obligation to undergo quarantine is considered fulfilled when the negative test result is entered into the ICT system.-Test type: PCR or antigen, performed by a  laboratory included on the list of COVID laboratories. -The tests are not publicly funded.This obligation to undergo quarantine does not apply to travellers who have started their journey in one of the countries of the Schengen area or the European Union.Travelers from non-Schengen Countries or non-Member States of the UE, but from a Country which has agreement with Poland regarding the movement of people related to the restriction introduce for the COVID-19 epidemy, have been exempt from the quarantine after getting negative result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours after crossing the border. The countries are listed on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland (https://bit.ly/2Ulo3Qh).The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has been authorised in the European Union and to people who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months.Children under the age of 12, travelling under the supervision of adults who have been fully vaccinated, who contracted COVID-19 in the past 6 months or have a negative result to a COVID-19 test, are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.Mandatory travel documentation when travelling by planeAll passengers travelling by air are required to complete the Traveller Location Card (https://aplikacje.gov.pl/app/klp/#/home): the document allows epidemic services to quickly inform passengers that an infected person has travelled by plane. More info about it here www.gov.pl/web/gov/wypelnij-klp. The data controller is the State District Sanitary Inspector competent for the place of residence or stay of the traveller.Note: Travellers by plane from countries outside the Schengen/EU area who, after arriving in Poland, stay in the Country for no longer than 24 hours and have a flight ticket are exempt from the quarantine obligation. The departure must be within 24 hours, starting from the moment of arrival in Poland.Please, check carefully what categories (https://bit.ly/3jS0p6C) are allowed to enter Poland from any third country.Travellers who have been quarantined in Poland may perform a test on day 8 at the earliest, counting from the day after crossing the border (the day of crossing the border is not taken into account). A negative result is required to release quarantine.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Poland. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Russia open?

Today (Tuesday, 24 August 2021) Russia’s borders are fully open to 29/ 38 countries, partially open — to 22/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Russia are partially or completely open:

In Russia, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the Russian border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Russia. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Poland from Russia

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Poland are limited, so it is possible to get to Poland with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Russia to Poland. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Poland

Current coronavirus statistics in Poland:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 2 886 805
  • Sick right now: 155 172
  • Number of deaths: 75 316
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Poland:

Wearing a face mask covering mouth and nose is compulsory in closed public places (indoors), such as:-in buses, trams and trains, -in shops, malls, banks, markets and post offices -in cinemas and theatres, -at physician’s offices, in outpatient clinics and hospitals, in massage and tattoo shops -in churches, at schools and universities, -In government offices and other civic centres.There is no obligation to wear masks outdoors and in other places such as forests, parks, green squares, botanical gardens, historic gardens, family community gardens and on beaches as well as while travelling by private car.The obligation is waived for people who present proof of neurological, respiratory, or circulatory diseasesA minimum distance of 1.5 metres is required between people. The following categories are excluded from this requirement:-parents with children requiring care (younger than 13 years); -people who live in one household or run a household together; -disabled persons, persons incapable of moving on their own, persons with a special educational needs statement and their caregivers.Up to 150 people may participate in events and meetings, either outdoors, indoors or in designated areas. A distance between tables must be maintained (only every other table may be occupied, with a 1.5 metres distance between tables, unless there is a screen between them with a height of at least 1 metre). Trade fairs, congresses and conferences can be organised provided that the limit of 1 person per 15 m2 is complied with.Shopping centres and retail trade are open. A strict sanitary regime is in place and customer capacity may be limited (1 customer per 10 square metres).Restaurants operate under a strict sanitary regime at no more than 75% occupancy. A minimum distance of 1,5 metres has to be maintained between tables (unless there is a screen between them with a height of at least 1 metre, counting from the table surface). The limit shall not apply to persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to groups of children under 12 years old.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 6 766 541
  • Sick right now: 554 854
  • Number of deaths: 176 820
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

It is necessary to wear a face mask in shops, on public transport and in other crowded places.Entertainments in Moscow are limited — they can be attended by no more than a 500 people at a time. Dance floors, fan zones, and other venues having no seats are able to enter for those who have been immunized against coronavirus. Namely, those who have been vaccinated, who have had COVID-19 within the last six months, who have a negative PCR test that is valid for three days. To confirm protection against coronavirus, one needs to download or print a special QR-code.The elderly are advised to refrain from travels, stay at home or in the country.It is recommended to switch to remote work for as many workers as possible who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 30 percent of the staff). This is especially true of Muscovites over 65 and people with chronic diseases who have not yet been vaccinated.

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Russia for Poland with the necessary permits:

When will Poland open its borders to Russia and Russian during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?