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#Alert: Changes in post-arrival quarantine in Poland from 19 October


According to the latest regulation of the Polish government – in force since Tuesday, October 19 – the exemption from compulsory quarantine after crossing the Polish border will apply not only to people vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized by the EU, but also to individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine included in the list of vaccine equivalents authorized by Poland kept by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

In both cases, the quarantine exemption will only apply after presenting the Border Guard with a certificate of such vaccination, issued in Polish or in English, and only after 14 days since full vaccination .

In addition, people vaccinated abroad with a vaccine listed on the NIPH list will be able to obtain an EU digital vaccination certificates in Poland. To obtain them, it will be required to present: 1) the original certificate of vaccination issued by the foreign authorities, 2) a translation of this certificate into Polish made by a sworn translator and 3) consent for personal data processing.

NIZP has 3 days from the new regulation effective date to publish the list. For the time being, the list has not been published yet.