Poland strengthens border controls until August 2

Hello everyone,

Due to the NATO Summit which will be held on July 8 and 9 in Warsaw, followed by World Youth Day from July 26 to 31, controls have been established at Polish borders with neighboring European Union countries, namely the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Security measures came into force on July 4 and will be waived on August 2. These also apply to seaports and international airports. Moreover, border traffic with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad and Ukraine have been suspended.

Controls checks have also been re-established at the border between Poland and Belarus. Note that the local border traffic regime concluded with Kaliningrad in 2012 allows nearly a million people to cross the Polish border without a visa.

Foreign nationals planning to travel to Poland are advised to make sure that their identity documents such as their passport and national identity card are valid. Further delays are also expected at Polish borders.

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