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Polish foreign ministry launches hotline for border-crossing questions

14.03.2020 14:30
Poland’s foreign ministry has launched a special hotline for callers as the country prepares to close its borders amid a spreading coronavirus outbreak.
Polish-Ukrainian border crossing at Medyka.
Polish-Ukrainian border crossing at Medyka.Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

Poland has declared a state of "epidemic emergency" and will temporarily close its borders to foreigners on Sunday in a move to curb the spread of the illness.

Poles returning from abroad will be placed under a 14-day quarantine after crossing the border, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday evening.

Foreigners with residence and work permits will be allowed to enter, as will spouses and children of Polish citizens, officials have said.

The hotline number is +48 22 523 8880.


Source: IAR, gov.pl