Before the flight

If you plan to travel this year, check what you need to know about additional procedures before departure.

COVID-19

Passengers traveling to Poland are required to complete the Traveler Location Card online before check-in.All flights are carried out maintaining the highest standards and in accordance with safety procedures created on the basis of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) guidelines.

The procedures establish safety rules on board the aircraft as well as at the airport.

It is the passenger's responsibility to know and comply with specific restrictions or obligations introduced in relation to the current epidemic situation in the countries to which you go.

Please keep abreast of recommendations for travelers on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Please change the date of booking in consultation with your travel agency and cancel your current trip if:

  • You have experienced COVID 19 symptoms (body temperature 38°C and above, persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms) in the last 7 days before your planned trip;
  • Someone in your immediate surroundings has had the COVID 19 symptoms described above in the last 14 days;
  • In the last 14 days you have been in close contact with a person infected with COVID 19.

ATTENTION. We would like to remind you that people whose health condition does not allow for safe travel may not be allowed on board by airport health authorities.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, there is no obligation to wear masks in Poland anymore. However, to take care of your health, that of other passengers and our crews, we encourage you to wear them during the flight.

Invariably:

  • Keeping distance from other passengers, especially when getting on and off the plane;
  • As far as possible, limit displacement on board;
  • When making purchases, cashless transactions are the preferred payment method;
  • The sales offer will include disposable protective masks and antibacterial gel in sachets.

 During whole flight

Apply protection rules during coughing or sneezing.
Cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or wipes - throw the wipe into a closed trash bin, wash your hands using soap and water or disinfect your hands with liquids/gels based on alcohol (min. 60%).

If possible, avoid touching any surfaces, handrails, buttons, door handles, etc. in the airport terminal. 

Keep safe distance.
Keep at least 1.5 meters distance between you and other people.

 

ATTENTION! DUE TO THE FREQUENT CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS AND RULES OF TRAVEL, PLEASE FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL INFORMATION ON THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITES OF THE COUNTRY YOU PLAN TO TRAVEL.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO POLAND:

Passengers coming to Poland are no longer subject to the border quarantine obligation. The obligation to present a vaccination certificate when crossing the border also disappears. There is also no need to undergo testing or quarantine upon arrival.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO GREECE:

Passengers coming to Greece are no longer subject to the mandatory quarantine obligation. The obligation to undergo a vaccination examination when crossing the border also disappears. There is also no need to perform tests and quarantine driving.

Before flying to Greece, find out about the current COVID-19 restrictions. Up-to-date information is available at: https://www.gov.pl/web/dyawodacja/grecja.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO SPAIN:

Due to the new security procedures in Spain, it is mandatory to register at website: https://www.spth.gob.es
The given form must be completed and QR code must be generated 48 hours before departure. Generated QR code is accepted in electronic or paper form.

By the decision of the Spanish authorities, from 27/09/2021, Poland is on the list of "High-risk countries / Territories regarding COVID'19". Consequently, passengers may enter the territory of Spain provided that they have:

  • Negative PCR test result (valid 72h before coming to Spain) or anti-negative test (valid 48h before coming to Spain) or;
  • Vaccination certificate (at least 14 days have passed since the last dose, only vaccines with WHO and EMA approval are acceptable) or;
  • Certification of being a convalescent (show a positive test for Covid'19 after which 11 to 180 days have elapsed);
  • Children under 12 years of age are exempt from taking the tests and from having a vaccination certificate. 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO PORTUGAL (AUTONOMUS REGION OF MADEIRA):

Passengers aged 12 years and older travelling to the Autonomous Region of Madeira are advised to complete the Madeira Safe Registration prior to travel. Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of Madeira are advised to download the Madeira Safe To Discover App. When planning your trip to Madeira, it is important to know the local regulations in force regarding the prevention and containment of COVID-19 - more information HERE.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO PORTUGAL (MAINLAND):

Due to the new security procedures in force in mainland Portugal, registration at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card in order to generate a Passenger Location Card is mandatory.

Tests or Vaccination Required: Passengers are not permitted to enter Portugal if not holding either a negative RT-PCR test result (or similar NAAT test) tested within 72 hours prior to boarding, or a Rapid Antigen Test tested within 48 hours prior to boarding, or an EU Digital Covid Certificate.

The EU Digital Covid Certificate is accepted in either digital or paper format, and it must contain one of the following:

- A vaccination certificate proving that the passenger has been fully vaccinated for at least 14 day
- A negative RT-PCR test result (or similar NAAT test) tested within 72 hours prior to boarding or a Rapid Antigen Test tested within 48 hours prior to boarding; or
- A certificate of recovery proving that the passenger has recovered from Covid-19, after a positive NAAT test result tested between 11days and 180 days prior to travel.

This does not apply to passengers aged under 12 years old.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO CYPRUS:

Due to local restrictions, the Cypriot authorities have introduced a categorization of countries in terms of the number of cases of Covid-19 cases. The list of country categorizations can be found at: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/COUNTRY-CATEGORIES

Green category:

Passengers traveling from green category countries are exempt from the need to have a negative COVID'19 test. Additionally, each passenger is required to complete the online form no earlier than 24 hours before departure (Cyprus Flight Pass). 

Yellow category:

People traveling to Cyprus from yellow category countries are required to present a negative coronavirus test (PCR) test result no earlier than 72 hours before the trip before boarding the plane. The test result certificate will be accepted only if it contains the following data: date of collection of the test sample, specification of the test method (it must be a molecular RT-PCR test, any other tests for antibodies/antigens will not be accepted), name and surname the test subject and the test result. The certificate must be issued in English. People who are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Cyprus are exempt from being tested for the coronavirus. The vaccination certificate must be issued in English. Additionally, each passenger is required to complete the online form no earlier than 24 hours before departure (Cyprus Flight Pass).

Red category (from October 28, 2021, Poland is on the red list):

People traveling to Cyprus from red category countries are required to present a negative coronavirus test (PCR) test result no earlier than 72 hours before the trip before boarding the plane. The test result certificate will be accepted only if it contains the following data: date of collection of the test sample, specification of the test method (it must be a molecular RT-PCR test, any other tests for antibodies/antigens will not be accepted), name and surname the test subject and the test result. The certificate must be issued in English. People who are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Cyprus are exempt from being tested for the coronavirus. The vaccination certificate must be issued in English. Additionally, each passenger is required to complete the online form no earlier than 24 hours before departure (Cyprus Flight Pass).

In addition, each passenger, upon arrival, will be subjected to additional tests at the airport. After that, the passenger will be directed to cavarantine until the test result is received.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO TUNISIA:

Passengers arriving in Tunisia  are exempt from a 7 day quarantine if they provide a negative PCR test at the check-in at the departure airport, performed no later than 72 hours from obtaining the result. Children under 12 years of age and passangers who have are fully vaccined against COVID-19 (at least 14 days have elapsed since the vaccination was performed, upon presentation of the relevant certificate) are exempt from performing the tests.

Additionally, passengers are required to complete the online information form available at https://app.e7mi.tn 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO EGYPT:

Due to the new security procedures in Egypt, it is required to perform a PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before the trip. The PCR test must be issued in English or Arabic and must contain QR code. The passenger must present a negative test at check-in. Passengers who did not perform the PCR test before departure have the option of having the test performed immediately upon arrival in Egypt for an additional 30$ fee. After testing, passengers will have to be quarantined (self-isolation in a hotel room) till recieve negative test result. Passangers who are fully vaccinated (last dose 14 days before arrival in Egypt) are exempt from having a coronavirus test. Children under age of 12 are also exempt from performing tests.

In addition, Egyptian health forms will be distributed on board the aircraft by the crew, which must be completed by each passenger.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO KENYA:

Passengers traveling to Kenya are required to present a negative coronavirus test (PCR) test, taken no earlier than 96 hours before the trip.
WARNING! The test result certificate will be accepted only if it contains the following data: date of sampling for the test, specification of the test method (it must be a molecular RT-PCR test, any other tests for antibodies / antigens will not be accepted), name and surname the test subject and the test result. The certificate must be issued in English.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO TURKEY:

All passengers that are 12 years old and older are required to submit a negative coronavirus test (PCR), taken no earlier than 72 hours before the trip or rapid antigen test not earlier than 48 hours before the trip. Passengers that do not show a negative test result will not be accepted to the flight. Additionally, passengers are required to complete the Travel Form within the last 72 hours prior to travel, which will be checked at passenger check-in and upon arrival in Turkey. The form must be completed at register.health.gov.tr.The completed form should be in an electronic or paper version. People who have been fully vaccinated (14 days have passed since the last dose of vaccination were given) are exempt from performing the coronavirus test. These persons must present a certificate confirming that they have been vaccinated. Healers are also exempt from performing tests. These persons must have a positive test certificate confirming illness in the last 6 months before departure.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS:

Passengers must print and complete a Health Declaration Form and a Location Form. It is also required to complete and print the electronic version of the forms (click - HERE). Documents will be checked during passenger check-in at the departure and on arrival by the local airport authorities. Passengers traveling to Cape Verde are required to have a negative PCR test result no earlier than 72 hours before travel or an antigen test done no earlier than 48 hours before travel. Convalescent and fully vaccinated persons are also required to have negative tests results. Children under the age of 12 and passengers are exempt from testing

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO BULGARIA:

Passengers traveling to Bulgaria are required to present a negative coronavirus test (PCR) test, not earlier than 72 hours prior to travel, or an antigen test performed 48 hours prior to travel, before boarding the aircraft.

Fully vaccinated (at least 14 days before arrival in Bulgaria) are exempt from being tested for the presence of the coronavirus and are not quarantined upon arrival.Vaccinated persons are required to have a vaccination certificate containing the name of the person in Latin characters, according to the identity document with whom they are traveling, date of birth, and dates of administration of the appropriate doses of vaccine.

Convalescents are also exempt from the quarantine obligation. For convalescents, a document of 15 to 180 days from the date of a positive PCR test or COVID-19 rapid antigen test is required. The document must contain: name and surname of the person, details of the medical facility performing the test (name, address or other contact details), date of the PCR test or rapid antigen test for COVID-19, written in Latin alphabet ( PCR or RAT) and a positive result (POSITIVE) for interpreting the document.

Children under 12 years old are exempt from tests and vaccinations.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO ALBANIA:

From Sep 6, 2021 all passengers, origin or transit, who enter the Republic of Albania, must hold one of the following certifications 

  • a vaccination passport, where from the date of full vaccination have at least two weeks;
  • a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours;
  • proof of passing Sars-Cov2 infection, valid up to 6 months after healing.

Children up to 6 years old are not subject to these rules.

Albanian citizens residing in Albania, who return and do not hold one of the above documents, must self-isolate for 10 days and inform the health authority to perform a test at the end of the isolation period.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO TANZANIA:

Passengers aged 5 and older traveling to Tanzania are required to present a negative RT-PCR oraz NAAT coronavirus test (not earlier than 96 hours prior to departure). Additionally, the passengers are required to complete a form on the website https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/

Please note that the can only be submitted within 24 hours of arrival.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO FRANCE:

Passengers traveling to France are required to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus not earlier than 72 hours before departure. People who have been fully vaccinated are exempted from performing the test. These people must have a vaccination certificate. Children under 11 years of age do not need to provide a test or vaccination certificate. Additionally, every passenger traveling to France must print and complete a Health Declaration Form and present it to local authorities upon arrival. Actual COVID'19 information are available at https://mobile.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (DUBAI):

Passengers traveling to Dubai are required to present a negative coronavirus test (PCR) test, not earlier than 72 hours prior to travel. The test certificate must contain a QR code and must be issued in English or Arabic. Additionally, passengers will be subject to a PCR test upon arrival. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR testing. Upon arrival passengers are required to download the DXB Smart App (download for  iOS, or Android).

 

Additionally, please review below leaflets before the flight:

  • COVID-19 - Safety Rules - download HERE.
  • How to wash hands effectively? - download HERE.

If you suspect you have COVID 19 symptoms – get medical help by using phone.


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