Poles advised to avoid foreign trips

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The Foreign Ministry on Monday advised Poles to avoid unnecessary trips abroad owing to new Covid-related travel and sanitary restrictions introduced by foreign countries.

The ministry wrote on Twitter that people travelling abroad may face numerous problems, including difficulties with returning home, traffic restrictions and the obligation to undergo medical examinations or quarantine.

It added that detailed information on the epidemiological situation and conditions of entry to respective countries can be found on the ministry's website.

From midnight December 22, Poland banned all incoming flights from, among others, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The ban was introduced by the Polish authorities after a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was discovered in the UK.

The list of banned countries also includes: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Jordan, Armenia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and the USA, with the exception of airports in the states of Illinois and New York. The list does not include any EU, EEA and Schengen countries.