Where can you fly from Poland now and where do you need to have a test. Where does it make sense to go now? Where do they require quarantine upon arrival and where do they need to be tested negative for coronavirus?

At the outset, let’s note that no matter what country we are returning from, a 10- day quarantine applies to everyone who returns from abroad by public transport{Plane ,bus etc.} The regulation that imposes it is valid until March 14, 2021.

Quaratine can be avoided if;

# We have a negative coronavirus test result outside the country within 48 hours

# We are vaccinated against Covid-19
# We are students or their guardians, students or doctoral students who study or conduct research in Poland.

It is also worth adding that if we travel from a country that does not belong to the Schengen area, there is a possibility of performing a test at several airports in Poland, which will release us from quarantine.

From Poland, we can freely fly to several countries, the list of which is provided below. If a given country has a BK note, it means that there is no quarantine obligation. If there is a BT note, it means that we do not need to have a coronavirus test.

  1. Albania (BT) (BK)
  2. Bulgaria (BK)
  3. Croatia (BK)
  4. Montenegro (BT) (BK)
  5. Dominican Republic (BT) (BK)
  6. Egypt (BK)
  7. Spain and the Canary Islands (BK)
  8. Kenya (BK)
  9. Costa Rica (BT) (BK)
  10. Cuba (BK)
  11. Luxembourg (BK)
  12. Macedonia (BT) (BK)
  13. Maldives (BK)
  14. Malta (BK)
  15. Mexico (BT) (BK)
  16. Portugal and Madeira (BK)
  17. Sweden (BK)
  18. Switzerland (BK)
  19. Italy (BK)
  20. Cape Verde (BK)
  21. Tanzania and Zanzibar (BT) (BK)
  22. United Arab Emirates (BK) (outside Abu Dhabi)

Countries that require a Covid-19 detection test

  1. Bulgaria – before departure (until April 30, 2021)
  2. Egypt – before or after arrival at the airport (cost $ 30)
  3. Greece – before departure
  4. Spain with the Canary Islands – before departure
  5. Kenya – before departure
  6. Cuba – from January 10, 2021, the test must be performed before departure (from December 1 sanitary fee – $ 30, usually included in the cost of the trip – details in the contract); 
  7. Luxembourg – January 29 to February 28 before departure: antigen tests or PCR
  8. Maldives – before departure
  9. Malta – before departure
  10. Oman – upon arrival
  11. Portugal – Madeira and Azores – before departure or free on the spot; Mainland Portugal by 01/03/2021 before departure
  12. Switzerland – From February 8, 2021, pre-departure tests required – for public transport only
  13. Sweden – test required from 6.02. until March 31, 2021, performed up to 48 hours before departure
  14. Turkey – before departure, only required for travel between 28/12/2020 and 01/03/2021.
  15. Cape Verde – Antigen tests are accepted prior to departure
  16. Italy – PCR or antigen tests required before departure until 05.03
  17. United Arab Emirates – before departure

Restrictions will disappear once there are vaccinated passports?

Countries that require a Covid-19 detection test

  1. Bulgaria – before departure (until April 30, 2021)
  2. Egypt – before or after arrival at the airport (cost $ 30)
  3. Greece – before departure
  4. Spain with the Canary Islands – before departure
  5. Kenya – before departure
  6. Cuba – from January 10, 2021, the test must be performed before departure (from December 1 sanitary fee – $ 30, usually included in the cost of the trip – details in the contract); 
  7. Luxembourg – January 29 to February 28 before departure: antigen tests or PCR
  8. Maldives – before departure
  9. Malta – before departure
  10. Oman – upon arrival
  11. Portugal – Madeira and Azores – before departure or free on the spot; Mainland Portugal by 01/03/2021 before departure
  12. Switzerland – From February 8, 2021, pre-departure tests required – for public transport only
  13. Sweden – test required from 6.02. until March 31, 2021, performed up to 48 hours before departure
  14. Turkey – before departure, only required for travel between 28/12/2020 and 01/03/2021.
  15. Cape Verde – Antigen tests are accepted prior to departure
  16. Italy – PCR or antigen tests required before departure until 05.03
  17. United Arab Emirates – before departure

Restrictions will disappear once there are vaccinated passports?

Countries that require a Covid-19 detection test

It is possible that some of these restrictions will disappear. At least within the European Union and for some travelers. Currently, talks are underway on the introduction of the so-called A “vaccine passport” that could be used by those who get vaccinated.

“This discussion is ongoing and we are participating in it,” said spokesman for the Ministry of Health Wojciech Andrusiewicz. “If such a passport were introduced, it would have to cover more countries, not only Poland, to be recognized” – he noted. And he added that talks on this subject are taking place at the European Union level. “If it is introduced, it is rather from the EU level” – pointed out Andrusiewicz.

Currently, the prime minister of Bulgaria is in favor of introducing such a solution (although a significant part of Bulgarians do not want to vaccinate), Austria and Greece, against e.g. a French government that does not support such an initiative, given the reluctance of most of the French to vaccinate.

It is possible that some of these restrictions will disappear. At least within the European Union and for some travelers. Currently, talks are underway on the introduction of the so-called A “vaccine passport” that could be used by those who get vaccinated.

“This discussion is ongoing and we are participating in it,” said spokesman for the Ministry of Health Wojciech Andrusiewicz. “If such a passport were introduced, it would have to cover more countries, not only Poland, to be recognized” – he noted. And he added that talks on this subject are taking place at the European Union level. “If it is introduced, it is rather from the EU level” – pointed out Andrusiewicz.

Currently, the prime minister of Bulgaria is in favor of introducing such a solution (although a significant part of Bulgarians do not want to vaccinate), Austria and Greece, against e.g. a French government that does not support such an initiative, given the reluctance of most of the French to vaccinate.v

It is possible that some of these restrictions will disappear. At least within the European Union and for some travelers. Currently, talks are underway on the introduction of the so-called A “vaccine passport” that could be used by those who get vaccinated.

“This discussion is ongoing and we are participating in it,” said spokesman for the Ministry of Health Wojciech Andrusiewicz. “If such a passport were introduced, it would have to cover more countries, not only Poland, to be recognized” – he noted. And he added that talks on this subject are taking place at the European Union level. “If it is introduced, it is rather from the EU level” – pointed out Andrusiewicz.

Currently, the prime minister of Bulgaria is in favor of introducing such a solution (although a significant part of Bulgarians do not want to vaccinate), Austria and Greece, against e.g. a French government that does not support such an initiative, given the reluctance of most of the French to vaccinate.vv

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