Security Alert:  Welcome Center for U.S. Citizens Entering Poland from Ukraine  - February 14, 2022

Security Alert:  Welcome Center for U.S. Citizens Entering Poland from Ukraine  

February 14, 2022  

The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threats of Russian military action.  Conditions may deteriorate with little notice.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately using commercial or other privately available transportation options.   

U.S. citizens may now enter Poland across the land border with Ukraine.  No advanced approval is required.  We encourage those traveling into Poland by land from Ukraine to cross at the Korczowa-Krakovets or Medyka-Shehyni border crossings.  

The U.S. Embassy has opened a Welcome Center near these border crossing points to provide assistance to U.S. citizens entering Poland from Ukraine.  If you are a U.S. citizen traveling into Poland by land from Ukraine and need assistance, please visit our Welcome Center in the second floor conference room of the SPA Gloria Hotel, Sybiraków 31, 37-700 Przemyśl, Poland.  Welcome Center representatives will be available to assist U.S. citizens 24 hours a day, but if you need assistance outside the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., please call +48 539 147 850 so that staff can arrange to meet you in the center.  

In most cases, U.S. citizens departing Ukraine must present a valid U.S. passport and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Travelers are also encouraged to present a negative test result from a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test taken as recently as possible.  U.S. citizens should be prepared to comply with country-specific entry requirements,which may differ from the entry requirements for travelers arriving by plane. 

U.S. citizens who decide to remain in Ukraine and do not depart immediately, as advised, should complete this online form so we may better communicate with you.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should be aware that the U.S. government will not be able to evacuate U.S. citizens in the event of Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine. 

For additional inquires please call +48 22 504 2784 or +48 22 504 2000 (U.S. Embassy Warsaw), or +48 12 424 5100 (U.S. Consulate General Krakow), or email or  

Additional Actions to Take:  

  • Visit the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv’s webpage to view the most recent safety and security alerts for U.S. citizens. 
  • Regularly monitor local and international news and social media news channels. 
  • Ensure travel documents are valid and easily accessible. 

For Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
Piękna 12 

00-539, Warsaw 

+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) 


U.S. Consular Agency, Poznan, Poland 

Ul. Paderewskiego 8 room 06, 61-770 

Poznan Tel: +48 61 851 8516  

State Department – Consular Affairs 

+1 606 260 4379 (outside the U.S.) or 833-241-2777 (within the U.S.) 

Poland Country Information 

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