COVID-19 - new security rules across the country

Following the new Polish Government Ordinance of  December 21, 2020 Poland introduces a national quarantine from December 28, 2020 to January 17, 2021 as a measure against the spread of COVID-19 disease.

COVID-19 new security rules (restrictions) across the country - starting on December 28, 2020 to January 17, 2021 impose:

- a closedown of all hotels, leisure and skiing facilities;

- on New Year's Eve personal movements will be forbidden from 7:00 pm on December 31 to 6:00 am on January 1, 2021 except moving for meeting the necessary needs related to everyday life;

- restrictions concerning shopping centres: only service points, shops with food products, cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning supplies, medical and pharmaceutical products, renovation and construction products, articles for animals, newspapers as well as large free-standing furniture stores remain open;

- gyms, fitness clubs and aquaparks will be closed, restaurants will only be allowed takeaway or home delivery sales;

- travellers to Poland will be subject to a 10-day quarantine except:

1. foreigners who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (while crossing the border they are obliged to show customs officer an official certificate of having COVID-19 vaccination);
2. foreigners who come to Poland to study  (while crossing the border, they are obliged to show customs officer the document confirming the fact of studying in Poland (e.g. UMCS student ID card, acceptance letter, etc.);

- minors under 16 will be forbidden to leave their homes without adult care from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.;

- public transport passengers will be restricted to 50 seated or 30 percent of seated and standing room, with at least 50 percent of all seats left unoccupied;

- public meetings up to 5 people will be allowed  but covering nose and mouth or keeping 1.5-metre-distance is mandatory.

Moreover, previous fighting coronavirus regulations (covering nose and mouth, sanitation, 1.5 m social distance etc.) remain in force.


    Iwona Beksiak
    Date of addition
    23 December 2020