From 27.02 a new restriction applies to people who do not live or stay permanently in Poland but come to our country from the Czech Republic or Slovakia. Persons, who come to Poland by any means of transport (including on foot), are required to have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours. Tests in Polish or English are accepted. People who do not test negative will be sent to quarantine.
People who return to their place of residence or stay in Poland and have a negative COVID-19 test result will not be subject to mandatory quarantine.
What about transport workers?
The government announced at the last minute that the following are exempt from the requirement to have a negative COVID-19 test result:
- People that are vaccinated against COVID-19, who were issued a certificate of vaccination with a vaccine authorized for marketing in the European Union,
- drivers engaged in road transport as part of international road transport or international combined transport,
- drivers performing road transport as part of international road transport or international combined transport returning from abroad or passing through the territory of Poland in transit other than the vehicle used for road transport,
- in order to take a rest in the territory of Poland or another country
- after taking a rest abroad
- drivers engaged in road transport with motor vehicles or combinations of vehicles with a permissible total weight not exceeding 3.5 tons in road transport of goods and non-profit road transport of goods,
- drivers engaged in road transport with vehicles intended for the transport of more than 7 and not more than 9 people, including the driver in international commercial road transport of passengers.
So, transport has been treated in accordance with the pandemic agreement on the free movement of goods, popularly known as Green Lanes.
More detailed information in Polish, about the conditions of transport during the pandemic can be found here.
Source: Border Guard.