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As part of the preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19, some commercial passenger flights to Poland have been suspended. The official list of countries affected by the travel ban is updated every two weeks. Luckily, starting this month, the list no longer includes the EU, the Schengen area, or Ukraine. Poland, however, remains closed for incoming passengers from nearly 30 countries.

Those who have planned a holiday in Tunisia in advance don’t need to worry: Charter flights organized by travel agencies aren’t affected by the restrictions.

Poland decided to ban all incoming commercial flights from countries where the 14-day coronavirus incidence rate surpassed 90 new cases per 100.000 population. The current list includes:

Belize;

Montenegro;

Brazil;

The Kingdom of Bahrain;

Guyana;

Israel;

Kingdom of Qatar;

Kuwait;

Libya;

United Arab Emirates;

Argentina;

Chile;

Iraq;

Colombia;

Costa Rica;

Lebanon;

Maldives;

Moldova;

Panama;

Paraguay;

Peru;

Cape Verde;

United States of America;

Oman;

The Bahamas.

Armenia, Georgia, Jordan, and Tunisia have now also joined the list. While Poland doesn’t even offer flights to Armenia or Georgia at the moment, the other two countries- Jordan and Tunisia- are popular holiday destinations. Again, those who have booked a charter flight through a travel agency do not need to worry. Authorities argue that charter flights are still allowed so that tourists stranded abroad can return home. Yet, considering that regular departure flights to most destinations are still available, the possibility that some tourists won’t be able to return to Poland remains rather high.  

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