Quarantine rules and antigenic tests after arriving from Schengen & Non-Schengen countries
From 30 March 2021, new coronavirus rules for passengers travelling from Poland are in force.
Antigenic tests at Katowice Airport
- A coronavirus test point allowing to perform a rapid antigenic test is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at Katowice Airport.
- The point is located at the car park, in front of passenger terminal C (to the right from the building's exit). It consists of six container test points, including one for families with children under 2 and one for passengers departing from Katowice Airport.
- The price of the test is PLN 160 (payment by card is preferred). For this price, passengers will receive a test result in Polish or English.
- The tests are carried out by Lab-Med laboratory which uses Panbio, i.e. certified antigenic tests by Abbott.
Passengers arriving from Schengen Area countries
- Passengers arriving from Schengen Area should have a negative coronavirus diagnostic test result in Polish or English done within 48 hours before crossing the border, counting from the moment of receiving the result of such a testu.
- The Border Guard will control whether passengers arriving from Schengen Area countries have negative coronavirus test results. Absence of such a test result will result in mandatory quarantine.
- Quarantine is not mandatory if a negative coronavirus test is performed within 48 hours after crossing the border and the lab responsible for the test uploads the result to the ICT system.
Passengers arriving from Non-Schengen countries
- Negative results of tests performed before crossing the border won't release from quarantine. that means that tests performed in Non-Schengen countries will not be recognized.
- The quarantine may be shortened only by a negative coronavirus test result performed after arriving in Poland and uploaded to the ICT system within 48 hours.
Passengers released from quarantine
Quarantine is not mandatory for passengers arriving from Schengen and Non-Schengen countries who:
- Received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine approved by the European Union, and have a certificate confirming that he or she is vaccinated.
- Are convalescents, i.e. people who have been isolated, isolated at home or hospitalized due to contacting the coronavirus in past six months.