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Travel Restrictions at Polish Borders

Update on Friday 20 March

The Department of Foreign Affairs Crisis Centre is at +353 1 6131733. Please monitor the Embassy Warsaw Twitter account @IrlEmbWarsaw for the most recent updates.

Following implementation of Travel Restrictions at the Polish borders by the Polish government, the Embassy of Ireland in Warsaw is experiencing a large volume of phone calls and requests for information. We regret that we have not been not in a position to respond to all requests immediately. Based on the information known to us at present, the situation is as follows.

  • The Polish authorities have stated international air and rail travel is suspended, as there is a ban in force on international passenger aircraft landing, with some exceptions such as the below. This suspension will be in place for 10 days from 15 March and may be extended. Following a flight cancellation, you should contact your airline and your travel insurer in the first instance.

  • Polish airline carrier LOT has been operating limited charter flights leaving Poland (primarily from Warsaw) to various international destinations since 16 March. We understand that LOT is no longer accepting bookings online. If you are in Poland and wish to leave with LOT, please register the following details to for onward transmission. LOT will contact you directly regarding potential flights. There is no guarantee flights will continue to be available. If you are in Poland and wish to leave with LOT, you should make arrangements now. You should monitor all airlines for further updates on flights leaving Poland.

    • Surname
    • First Name
    • Nationality
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth (DD-Month-YYYY)
    • Passport Number
    • Phone Number
    • Email

  • The Health Authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, to restrict their movements on arrival for 14 days.

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