European Migration Network


New quarantine rules after crossing the border

From May 4th the quarantine is not compulsory for persons who crossed the Polish border due to professional, business, economic or educational purposes. However, this does not apply to persons practicing medical profession and employed in social welfare centers.

The new rules excluding quarantine apply to persons who crossed the border with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Sweden and Denmark. However, when entering our country, they must document to Border Guard officers the fact of traveling for professional, gainful, business or educational purposes.
New rules on the quarantine obligation were introduced by the Council of Ministers' regulation of May 2, 2020 on establishing certain restrictions, orders and bans in connection with the occurrence of the state of the epidemic.
Border control at the EU internal border was extended until May 13 this year. The border with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania can only be crossed at designated places. Controls will continue at sea ports and airports. Professional drivers carrying out international transport of goods crossing the border with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania are exempt from control. This applies to both border control and - with the consent of the Chief Sanitary Inspector - sanitary control. These drivers are also not subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine after arriving in Poland.
The quarantine obligation does not apply also when crossing the Polish border for work on a farm which is located on both sides of the Polish border.


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