Now You can Perform a Coronavirus Test Before Leaving the Chopin Airport in Warsaw
March 31, 2021
On the night of Monday to Tuesday (March 29-30), revised travel quarantine regulations will come into force. Everyone entering Poland will be sent to quarantine, which in the case of those arriving from the Non Schengen zone will only be revoked by a negative result of the COVID-19 test made in Poland. At Warsaw Chopin Airport, it will be possible to perform a coronavirus test before leaving the terminal.
The new rules on quarantine after arrival to Poland were introduced due to the difficult epidemic situation and will apply to both travelers returning from the Schengen area and from outside of it.
Arrivals from Schengen area
Travelers arriving at Warsaw Chopin Airport from the Schengen area are exempt from compulsory quarantine, if they have a negative test result in Polish or English, made within 48 hours before crossing the border and present the test result at the request of a Border Guard officer.
At Warsaw Chopin Airport, it is also possible to perform a COVID-19 test before the Border Guard inspection. If the traveler does not have a negative test result before going to the general access area, the passenger is obliged to provide the officer with all the data necessary to impose the obligation to undergo quarantine - the address of residence or place of stay where he will be quarantined and a contact telephone number.
The negative result of the test performed after crossing the border within 48 hours is also released from quarantine, and the laboratory performing the test will enter this result into the IT system of the state sanitary inspection.
Arrivals from outside Schengen area
Persons arriving at Chopin Airport from outside the Schengen area are subject to mandatory control by the Border Guard, during which they are obliged to provide the officer with all the data necessary to impose the quarantine - the address of residence or place of stay and a contact telephone number, regardless of whether they have a negative test result before crossing border.
The quarantine can only be shortened by a negative COVID-19 test result made upon arrival in Poland and sent to the health care IT system within 48 hours.