From Monday, Poles are able to travel freely to, among other countries, Greece and France. On Saturday, Poland abolished quarantine obligations on entering the country, as well as controls at internal EU borders.
Poland is to open its borders with EU countries as of June 13, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced in Łochów, north of Warsaw, on Wednesday.
Inaugurated on 9th July 1899, the 33.5-metre tower – adjoined by a shorter 18-metre structure – was built with the purpose of providing views from the so-called Silesian Mont Blanc and quickly became a hit among hikers of the time.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz visited Prague on Wednesday, his first foreign visit since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, to discuss with his Czech counterpart Tomas Petricek the re-opening of borders and regional policy.
The gradual opening of the EU's internal borders dominated Wednesday's videoconference between Polish and German foreign ministers Jacek Czaputowicz and Heiko Maas, the Polish Foreign Ministry said.
Poland's government has decided to extend border controls for another 30 days, until June 12, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Polish Border Guard, in cooperation with the Internal Security Agency (ABW) has detained four citizens of Tajikistan believed to have been involved in persuading converts to Islam in Poland to conduct terrorist activities.
From May 11 Lithuania will allow entry for Polish employees, research staff and business travellers without quarantine requirements. Lithuanian FM Linas Linkevicius said that the country may totally open its border with Poland in early summer.
Spokesman for the Polish government Piotr Muller on Friday said he expects present border controls to last longer than other coronavirus-related restrictions now binding inside Poland.
The Polish government announced on Tuesday that it had extended the control of people crossing Poland's borders to April 13, reads an ordinance published by the interior minister on Tuesday. The decision comes into effect as of today.