Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in the world is difficult and dynamic. In addition, there was information about the emergence of a new variant of the omicron coronavirus. For this reason, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to call for avoiding travel, emphasizes the ministry in a press release.
“In recent days, many countries have suspended flights from selected areas, completely closed air traffic or introduced additional restrictions in everyday functioning. For this reason, the appeal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to avoid travel remains valid” – we read in the Tuesday statement of the Ministry of Diplomacy.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for the avoidance of travel
“Remember that new information and restrictions often appear overnight and may change during your stay abroad. If you are considering traveling, be aware that there may be problems returning to the country, e.g. canceled flights, additional costs related to the change of the date and route of return, the need to undergo tests or quarantine “- reminds the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ministry also points out that information on the epidemic situation in all countries of the world can be found in the Information for Travelers section on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The same information is also available in the Polak Abroad mobile application. The most important messages regarding changes in the restrictions are published on an ongoing basis on the @PolakZaGranica profile on Twitter.
Detailed information on the country to which the traveler is going can also be found on the website and social media of the relevant Polish branch.
Information on quarantine and tests for people entering Poland is available on the website of the Border Guard and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
Omikron – a new variant of the coronavirus
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global threat from the omicron is “very high”. There are concerns that it may be more contagious than previous strains, and the available vaccines may be much less effective against it.
The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday about 19,074 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. The ministry also said that 526 people suffering from COVID-19 have died.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,540,061 infections have been confirmed in Poland, 83,583 of those infected have died.
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