Travel: the latest entry rules for EU countries, Turkey and Egypt

Travel is still associated with providing proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative test result for the presence of the coronavirus. All countries of the European Union recognize the EU Covid Certificate, a standardized document confirming vaccination, acquiring immunity by getting an infection or getting a test result, making it easier to travel around Europe.

Entry to Greece

Tourists from Poland are allowed to enter Greece with a negative coronavirus antigen test result (up to 48 hours ago) or a PCR test (no more than 72 hours ago).

Instead of the test, you can also provide a certificate confirming that the complete course of vaccination against Covid-19 has been completed (two weeks must have passed from the last dose) or a document confirming that the infection is over (positive test performed 30 up to 180 days before the trip).

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this obligation. People arriving in Greece may be randomly tested for SARS-CoV-2. All travelers, regardless of age, must complete the available online localization form. This must be done no later than midnight (Greek time, 11 PM in Poland) the day before the border crossing. After completing the form, tourists will receive a QR code by email, which must be shown at the border.

Access to Croatia

If you come to Croatia from Poland, you must present a negative antigen test result (performed up to 48 hours before entry) or PCR (up to 72 hours before), or a vaccination certificate or a positive test result that the infection has been detected in the preceding six-month visit.

People who have only taken the first dose of the vaccine are also allowed to enter the country (it had to be 22 to 42 days before entry in the case of Pfizer and Moderna preparations or 22 to 84 days when we were vaccinated with AstraZeneca).

Children under the age of 12 are allowed to cross the border without sanitary documents. Fill in the localization form on arrival, to shorten the procedure you can fill it in online in advance.

Access to Italy

Holidaymakers from Poland can enter Italy with a negative result of the antigen test or PCR (carried out no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the border).

Instead, you can provide a certificate confirming the vaccination (two weeks after the last dose) or infection (within the last 6 months). These requirements do not apply to children under the age of 6. Entry to Italy must also be registered on the online platform.

Access to Spain

If Poles go to Spain, they do not have to show sanitary certificates. However, before you travel, you must complete the form online, after which we will receive a QR code, which must be presented before boarding the plane and upon arrival in Spain.

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Entry to Bulgaria

When traveling from Poland to Bulgaria, you must prove a negative test result (antigen test before 48 hours or a PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before entry), vaccine acceptance or infection with Covid-19. Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from this obligation.

entering portugal

When flying to Portugal, Polish tourists must present a negative result of the antigen test (not older than 48 hours) or PCR (performed within 72 hours before arrival). Persons in possession of the EU Covid certificate confirming vaccination or infection are exempt from this obligation. Not applicable to children under 12 years of age. All passengers flying to Portugal must also complete the online location form before travelling.

entering cyprus

When tourists from Poland go to Cyprus, they are not required to show health certificates, but must complete an online location form (within 48 hours before departure).

Entry to Malta

You can fly to Malta from Poland on presentation of the EU Covid certificate confirming that you have completed the full vaccination course against Covid-19. People without such a certificate, even those who have had an infection or have a current negative test, are referred to a 14-day out-of-pocket quarantine.

A proof of vaccination is required for travelers aged 12 years or older. Children under the age of 5 do not have to show it. Children aged 5-11 who accompany vaccinated parents and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will avoid quarantine if they have a negative PCR test result up to 72 hours ago.

Access to France

Polish travelers can enter France with a full Covid-19 vaccination certificate (at least two weeks must have elapsed since the last injection of the two-dose vaccine or four weeks after taking the Johnson & Johnson single-dose preparation).

Instead of this certificate, it is also possible to demonstrate a negative result of the performed PCR or antigen test within 72 hours. for inspection. Children under 11 do not need certificates. All persons crossing the French border must also complete a health declaration.

down Romania, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia tourists from Poland can enter without showing sanitary certificates.

Access to Turkey

Poles traveling to Turkey must provide a negative PCR test result (up to 72 hours ago) or an antigen test result (not older than 48 hours ago). Children under 6 years of age are exempt from this obligation, as are people who have undergone the full vaccination course (14 days must elapse from the last injection) or are infected. Before flying to Turkey, you will also need to complete a digital travel form (which must be completed within 72 hours of departure) and a paper location form.

Entry into Egypt

Tourists going to Egypt must demonstrate a negative result of the PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours. before arrival. In the largest Egyptian resorts, such as Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh or Marsa Alam, you can also carry out an airport inspection on arrival. The obligation does not apply to children under 6 years of age. The certificate of passing the complete vaccination course is also released (14 days must elapse from the last dose).

Evidence of vaccination against Covid-19, infection or a current, negative test result for the coronavirus is easiest to provide in the form of the EU Covid certificate, which is recognized by all countries of the European Union.

All detailed and up-to-date information about travel in Europe and the EU Covid certificate is available on the EU website and on the website of the Polish government.

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