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Poland brings in new quarantine rules for travellers from abroad

29.03.2021 17:00
Travellers arriving in Poland from Europe’s Schengen open-border area will have to undergo quarantine unless they have test results from the last 48 hours showing they are free of the coronavirus.
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Meanwhile, people arriving from non-Schengen countries will automatically be told to undergo quarantine, Deputy Infrastructure Minister Marcin Horała said on Monday.

But all arrivals from both from the Schengen zone and outside it will have the opportunity to take a COVID-19 test. If they obtain the all-clear in Poland, the quarantine requirement on them will be lifted, Horała said.

Government spokesman Piotr Müller told reporters that the new rules come amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in Poland's western neighbor Germany and in other European countries.

Horała, meanwhile, urged travellers to be patient, adding that in some cases it could take several hours for passengers to be allowed to leave an airport after landing as checks are carried out.


Source: PAP