Coronavirus and FAQs at (WAW) airport

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Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Warsaw airport (WAW)


As of March 30, a revised travel quarantine regulation came into effect. All those who arrive in Poland by plane will be sent to quarantine, which in the case of those arriving from the Non-Schengen zone will only be revoked due to a negative result of the COVID-19 test carried out in Poland.

Arrivals from Schengen

Passengers arriving at Warsaw Chopin Airport from the Schengen area are exempt from mandatory quarantine, if they also have a negative test result in Polish or English, carried out within 48 hours before crossing the border and present the result at the request of a Border Guard officer.

Schengen passengers can decide to test after arrival, before the Border Guard checkpoint; in this case, they will not be quarantined.

If the traveler, before going to the general access zone, does not have the test results, he is obliged to provide the Border Guard officer with all the necessary data for the mandatory quarantine: the place of residence or the place where the quarantine will take place. and a contact phone number.

There is also the possibility of taking a test in the baggage claim hall. In such a case, the quarantine must be lifted within 2 hours of the test being performed.

Arrivals from outside Schengen

Non-Schengen people arriving at Warsaw Chopin Airport during border control will be subject to mandatory quarantine. Passengers, whose final destination is Poland, are obliged to provide the Border Guard officer with all the information for quarantine control: place of residence or place of stay and a contact telephone number.

The quarantine can only be shortened with a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival in Poland and submitted to the IT system of the health inspection within 48 hours. At the test points located at Warsaw Airport, it is usually done within 2 hours of the test.

People who have received a full dose of vaccines accepted by the EU, as well as those who have overcome the virus in the last 6 months (and have a medical certificate) are exempt from quarantine.


Latest updates: June 09, 2021


General considerations
It is an almost generalized concept that each passenger must have a certificate of vaccination against the Coronavirus (if they already have it), a RT-PCR test result within 48 hours of boarding,10-day quarantine, filling out the form and affidavit of health (including in some cases the COVID-19 vaccination certificate), in addition to complying with the distancing protocols, hand washing and use of mask.
But also, given the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and also, if necessary, with the airport as well as in the case of international flights with the nearby embassy or consulate to wherever the destination is. final, as well as the countries involved in flight stopovers.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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