Poland imposes 10-day quarantine for travellers from outside Schengen Area

Poland will reintroduce mandatory quarantine for travellers from outside the Schengen zone from midnight on June 23, the Deputy Health Minister said on Wednesday.

Waldemar Kraska told a press conference that new, more infectious than the "classic" variant of the coronavirus have been reported in Poland.

"We have launched the coronavirus mutation monitoring system; there are new mutations in Poland," Kraska said.

He added that, because these new variants spread more quickly, the government had decided to tighten some entrance restrictions.

"Therefore we are restoring a 10-day quarantine for people arriving from outside the Schengen zone from midnight," Kraska said.

The quarantine regulations will not apply to people who are fully vaccinated and children under 12, he added.

Travellers from non-Schengen zone countries who test negative for Covid-19 seven days after crossing the border can leave quarantine.