Covid19: vaccination/test requirements for WAW

Old Mar 13, 22, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by more4less
Thanks andywaw,

Flying BCN-AMS-WAW in a few days, it would be the same, correct?
The rule is - if you have to go through immigration at WAW, you need a test. So arrival from any other Schengen country - you don't need a test. Transiting non-Schengen to non-Schengen country - also don't need test (make sure you go through non-Schengen security and not try to clear immigration as this would require you to have a test).

Agreed, testing is silly - if they wanted a meaningful test, it should be required *before* flight, not at immigration. At the moment anyone who's sick and infectious can spread a virus, can still fly and test positive on arrival. Note test can be done before immigration or within 3h of crossing the border - whichever you fancy.
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Old Mar 13, 22, 4:16 pm
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So this Info is wrong?





Edit: also I just found this, this sounds to me that Romania is treated like a Schengen country. Or am I totally wrong?



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Old Mar 13, 22, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Flip42
So this Info is wrong?





Edit: also I just found this, this sounds to me that Romania is treated like a Schengen country. Or am I totally wrong?


I stand corrected. Seems rules have changed since last I've checked. Timatic seems to agree with the above: either vaccine or negative test result for arrivals from Romania.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 3:07 am
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Turkey is out of date for some time though. Special agreement is merely that you can do test to release, no quarantine if you're unvax.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 3:42 am
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Someone I know flew in from Turkey today and did get told they needed the negative test when they got to the border in WAW despite what the website says
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Old Mar 14, 22, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by andywaw
I hope they stop requiring these silly tests upon arrival from outside Schengen or outside EU.

It would be logical either to end this requirement for everyone, or at least do the tests for free at WAW if the tests must still be required. It seems like the only purpose those tests serve is making money, PLN 150 for a passenger.
Absolutely agree. My next trip to US is via ZRH as I would like to avoid this idiotic test. Well - just one C-class ticket - but there are probably more people like me as my Corporate travel agent said they only book LO to UK/US/CA when client explicitly requests it and acknowledges these restrictions.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by scottishpoet
Someone I know flew in from Turkey today and did get told they needed the negative test when they got to the border in WAW despite what the website says
Its been inaccurate for 3 months. The Polish version is clearer but if I understand, all the special agreement says is that unvax could arrive from NS with only a test, no quarantine.

With the market bottoming out, tests can be found for as little as 60PLN.
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Old Mar 20, 22, 3:31 am
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It is a little unclear for me. I fly back from Sri Lanka to Belgium next month with a transit of 2 hours in Warshaw. I have a Belgium passport and I am fully vaccinated. Do I need a PCR test before travelling to Poland ?
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Originally Posted by scubadave
It is a little unclear for me. I fly back from Sri Lanka to Belgium next month with a transit of 2 hours in Warshaw. I have a Belgium passport and I am fully vaccinated. Do I need a PCR test before travelling to Poland ?
Currently a test is required but I would be astonished if thats still the case next Month, the EU is moving to remove these restrictions, keep checking
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Old Mar 20, 22, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by scubadave
It is a little unclear for me. I fly back from Sri Lanka to Belgium next month with a transit of 2 hours in Warshaw. I have a Belgium passport and I am fully vaccinated. Do I need a PCR test before travelling to Poland ?
That's even unclear for us here
As a rule of thumb if you spend in Poland (transit area of airport) less than 24 hours, than you should be fine.
On the passport check they might ask you for the address where you'll spend your quarantine, just give them any address in Poland (any hotel), as after 2 hours you won't even be there anymore.
In worst case scenario you can do the antigest rapid test after deboarding the plane and before the passport control - cost is 150 pln (ca. 32).
Anyways, now the ministry of public health announced that he recommended to the prime ministrer to give up any testing for arriving passengers - in a month lots can still change.
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Thanks for the info
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Old Mar 20, 22, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by Thomas PL
That's even unclear for us here
As a rule of thumb if you spend in Poland (transit area of airport) less than 24 hours, than you should be fine.
On the passport check they might ask you for the address where you'll spend your quarantine, just give them any address in Poland (any hotel), as after 2 hours you won't even be there anymore.
In worst case scenario you can do the antigest rapid test after deboarding the plane and before the passport control - cost is 150 pln (ca. 32).
Anyways, now the ministry of public health announced that he recommended to the prime ministrer to give up any testing for arriving passengers - in a month lots can still change.
Yes, not the clearest set of regulations out there. Quarantine already gone due to the Refugee crisis & a lot could happen in days
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Can anyone confirm if the restrictions will be lifted as mentioned in this article?

https://notesfrompoland.com/2022/03/...nd-quarantine/

Poland will remove its last remaining coronavirus restrictions at the start of next week, 28 March, health minister Adam Niedzielski has announced.

From that day, the obligation to wear masks in indoor spaces will no longer apply. The one exception is healthcare facilities, where they will still be required. Niedzielski also recommended that people continue to wear masks in crowded places.
Minister @a_niedzielski w #MZ: Podjąłem decyzję o zniesieniu od 28 marca obowiązku noszenia maseczek, nie dotyczy to podmiotw leczniczych, tam nadal będzie obowiązek zakrywania twarzy. Rekomenduję jednak noszenie maseczek w miejscach dużych skupisk ludzkich. pic.twitter.com/x0LrwWMyIo

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Likewise, isolation and quarantine requirements for those infected with COVID-19 or who have had contact with them will be abolished on Monday. This also applies to travellers arriving in Poland, who will no longer have to enter quarantine.

However, Niedzielski noted that people who test positive for Covid will still be expected to isolate, reports RMF24. But this will be done through the normal process of sick leave given by a doctor, and will no longer be managed by the sanitary services and enforced by the authorities.

The health minister also announced that, from 1 April, Covid tests will be carried out only on doctors orders, with that doctor then deciding on sick leave in the case of a positive result.
Minister @a_niedzielski w #MZ: Znosimy także izolację i kwarantannę. Pacjenci zidentyfikowani jako pozytywni, będą musieli sami się izolować w domu. pic.twitter.com/BfcYrV6qiI

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The steps we are taking are to treat coronavirus infections the same as other infectious diseases, said Niedzielski, quoted by Puls Medycyny. However, he added that, if there are local outbreaks of the virus, sanitary authorities could reimpose quarantine and isolation requirements.

The minister noted that coronavirus infections have been declining consistently since their all-time peak in early February, and that the recent influx of refugees from Ukraine and end of the winter school holidays have not caused any increase. Todays 8,994 new cases is almost 26% lower than a week ago.

Both the international situation and the forecasts are positive, said Niedzielski. We anticipate a [further] reduction in infections and hospitalisation by the end of April.
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Old Mar 26, 22, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by iamaho
Can anyone confirm if the restrictions will be lifted as mentioned in this article?

https://notesfrompoland.com/2022/03/...nd-quarantine/

Poland will remove its last remaining coronavirus restrictions at the start of next week, 28 March, health minister Adam Niedzielski has announced.

From that day, the obligation to wear masks in indoor spaces will no longer apply. The one exception is healthcare facilities, where they will still be required. Niedzielski also recommended that people continue to wear masks in crowded places.
Minister @a_niedzielski w #MZ: Podjąłem decyzję o zniesieniu od 28 marca obowiązku noszenia maseczek, nie dotyczy to podmiotw leczniczych, tam nadal będzie obowiązek zakrywania twarzy. Rekomenduję jednak noszenie maseczek w miejscach dużych skupisk ludzkich. pic.twitter.com/x0LrwWMyIo

Ministerstwo Zdrowia (@MZ_GOV_PL) March 24, 2022


Likewise, isolation and quarantine requirements for those infected with COVID-19 or who have had contact with them will be abolished on Monday. This also applies to travellers arriving in Poland, who will no longer have to enter quarantine.

However, Niedzielski noted that people who test positive for Covid will still be expected to isolate, reports RMF24. But this will be done through the normal process of sick leave given by a doctor, and will no longer be managed by the sanitary services and enforced by the authorities.

The health minister also announced that, from 1 April, Covid tests will be carried out only on doctors orders, with that doctor then deciding on sick leave in the case of a positive result.
Minister @a_niedzielski w #MZ: Znosimy także izolację i kwarantannę. Pacjenci zidentyfikowani jako pozytywni, będą musieli sami się izolować w domu. pic.twitter.com/BfcYrV6qiI

Ministerstwo Zdrowia (@MZ_GOV_PL) March 24, 2022


The steps we are taking are to treat coronavirus infections the same as other infectious diseases, said Niedzielski, quoted by Puls Medycyny. However, he added that, if there are local outbreaks of the virus, sanitary authorities could reimpose quarantine and isolation requirements.

The minister noted that coronavirus infections have been declining consistently since their all-time peak in early February, and that the recent influx of refugees from Ukraine and end of the winter school holidays have not caused any increase. Todays 8,994 new cases is almost 26% lower than a week ago.

Both the international situation and the forecasts are positive, said Niedzielski. We anticipate a [further] reduction in infections and hospitalisation by the end of April.
gov.pl is not updated yet - it still says covid test is required.
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Old Mar 26, 22, 7:26 am
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We need to see what is passed into law. Krakow airport tells me for now nothing changes till they see what new laws are passed.

Since quarantine is ending and the testing was to avoid quarantine then the expectation is that it goes. But no doubt someone is making money from the airport tests so we will see....
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