Poland scraps quarantine for people coming from Ukraine

Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

People crossing the Polish border from Ukraine will be exempt from the quarantine and a negative Covid test requirement because of the armed conflict in the country.

A draft regulation to this effect has been sent to the Polish prime minister.

The move was justified by the need to ensure the smooth movement of people leaving the territory of Ukraine and entering Poland.

Due to the international situation that requires immediate changes to the law, the regulation will enter into force on the day following its promulgation.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launching of a "special operation" in the eastern Ukrainian Donbas region. In response to the attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has imposed martial law in the entire country.