An updated version of the regulations on entering Poland from outside the EU has been published. Few days earlier, a new version of the flight ban has been published (see the previous post regarding the flight ban).
In this update, a rather contrived system differentiating direct vs indirect flights has been abandoned. Now the entry rules are – like in case of most other European countries – simply dependent on one’s citizenship, regardless of whether one is reaching Poland by a direct or indirect flight.
1/ The internal Schengen border is open and can be crossed freely.
2/ The land border with Ukraine, Belarus and Russia is closed. Only the following people are allowed to cross it (in the direction to Poland):
3/ The air border is partially opened. The flights to/from the following “blacklisted” countries are banned from operating. The flights to/from the other countries are allowed by Poland (obviously, in some cases the other country might’ve blacklisted Poland, though). Only the following people are allowed to use those flights (in the direction to Poland):
- EU/EFTA/Swiss citizens
- those falling into one of the exemptions from the restriction,
- the citizens, and those with a long-term right to reside in this country, of the following “whitelisted” countries: Canada, Japan, Georgia, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Tunisia.
Note that if you are a citizen of a “whitelisted” country, it no longer matters to the Polish regulations whether you travel directly from your home country or not. Obviously, if you want to travel to Poland though a third country (e.g. entering Schengen in this country and then continuing to Poland within the Schengen) then you need to check the regulations of this country on whether you will be allowed to enter its territory.