Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland (January 14, 2021)
Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on January 12, 2021, that all air passengers entering the United States, including U.S. citizens, must present documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous three days or present documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This new requirement will go into effect on January 26, 2021. More information can be found in the announcement on the CDC website, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at this notice on the CDC website.
The Embassy is not able to administer or pay for COVID-19 tests. To obtain a COVID-19 test, several drive-through testing centers are available throughout Poland. For locations in many cities, you can buy tests online at this website, and bring the code you receive to the test center you have selected. This website is another option in Warsaw that provides drive-through and in-home testing.
Actions to Take:
- Review information about returning to the United States from the Centers for Disease Control and the Health Department of the state to which you plan to travel.
- Review the State Department’s COVID-19 page and the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 page.
- Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so the U.S. Embassy can contact you with updated information and in an emergency.
U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
+48 22 504 2784 (business hours)
+48 22 504 2000 (after hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens)
U.S. Consulate General, Krakow, Poland
Ul. Stolarska 9
31-043 Krakow, Poland
+48 12 424 5100 (business hours)
+48 601 483 348 (after-hours emergencies involving U.S. Citizens)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Poland Country Information
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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