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Last verified: Thursday, 13. August 2020 at 07:22 AM

Poland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Poland

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Poland. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Poland shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Poland), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Belarus (4), Russia (3.8), Czech Republic (3.7), Ukraine (3.7), Germany (3.4), Lithuania with 3.2 and Slovakia with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Poland

There are currently 53,676 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Poland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1,830 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Poland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Poland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Poland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Poland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det är huvudsakligen tryggt att resa i Polen. Trafiken utgör den största risken. Se upp för ficktjuvar i kollektivtrafiken.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PL

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Hvis du rejser til Polen, bør du være ekstra forsigtig for at minimere risikoen for at blive smittet med coronavirus/COVID-19.  Du udviser ekstra forsigtighed ved bl.a. at følge vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Hvis du rejser til Polen, bør du også orientere dig om lokale restriktioner forud for rejsen. Den danske ambassade i Warszawa har de seneste ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/polen/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Poland due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Poland due to COVID-19. Poland has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/poland-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/poland

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Poland’s borders are now open to EU citizens, but unless you meet one of the exemption categories, entry for non-EU citizens remains unchanged. Further restrictions may be imposed in some local regions if case numbers rise (see Travel). If you're in Poland, you should continue to practise social distancing and you'll need to wear a face mask inside shops, in ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/poland

Individual rating changes for Poland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Poland. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Poland changed from 3.2 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Poland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Poland changed from 3.3 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Poland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Poland changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Poland with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Poland changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Poland to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Poland changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Poland with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Poland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Poland changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Poland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Poland changed from 1.5 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Poland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Poland changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Poland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Poland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Poland with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Poland with a rating of 2.0.

About Poland

Poland with its capital Warsaw is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), slightly smaller than New Mexico (312,685 km²). The country is located Central Europe, east of Germany. The climate can be described as temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers. The landscape is mostly flat plain; mountains along southern border. With a population of about 38.5 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Warsaw
Population about 38.5 million
Size 312.685 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than New Mexico
Common languages Polish
Currency Zloty (short: PLN)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +48
Internet Top Level Domain .pl
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PL
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 POL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 616

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Poland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution remains serious because of emissions from coal-fired power plants and the resulting acid rain has caused forest damage
  • as is disposal of hazardous wastes
  • decreased emphasis on heavy industry and increased environmental concern by post-communist governments has improved environment
  • water pollution from industrial and municipal sources is also a problem

Natural hazzards

  • flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Poland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. coal mining
  4. food processing
  5. glass
  6. iron
  7. machine building
  8. shipbuilding
  9. steel
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. dairy
  2. eggs
  3. fruits
  4. pork
  5. potatoes
  6. poultry
  7. vegetables
  8. wheat

Polish Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Poland.

Export products

  1. food
  2. intermediate manufactured goods
  3. live animals
  4. machinery
  5. miscellaneous manufactured goods
  6. transport equipment

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. fuels
  3. intermediate manufactured goods
  4. lubricants
  5. machinery
  6. minerals
  7. related materials
  8. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Poland?

Poland is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Poland.

Is it safe to travel Poland in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Poland. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Poland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Poland.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Poland?

There are currently 53,676 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Poland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1,830 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Poland.

What is the size of Poland?

Poland has a size of 312,685 km² or 120,728 mi² which is slightly smaller than New Mexico.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.