I'm going to be travelling to Poland soon for a week but I can't work out if I need to get a PCR test for traveling?

  • I'm fully vaccinated (with proof)
  • Travelling via air (RyanAir)
  • Filling in a passenger locator form

gov.uks poland entry requirements page only mentions:

If you are travelling to Poland from an internal EU/Schengen country by air you must hold a negative COVID test result issued in the 48 hours prior to arrival into Poland, unless you meet one of the exemptions listed above.

which makes no sense given that the uk isn't an EU country anymore but it does also say

You do not need to self-isolate if you are: ... fully vaccinated

RyanAir just says

Necessary Covid-19 documentation can include ... Proof of negative PCR/antigen test

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    For completeness, what is your citizenship? Checking Timatic using UK as your nationality indicates double vaccination with an approved vaccine allows entry with no pre-travel PCR requirement but YMMV depending on your exact circumstances timaticweb2.com/integration/… The UK gov page you link to states the same as far as I can see
    – Traveller
    Oct 4, 2021 at 10:05
  • Ah sorry, British national! and thanks for the link!
    – Sayse
    Oct 4, 2021 at 10:06
  • Does your itinerary have a transit point? If so, where? Apr 5, 2022 at 1:38

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Persons vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. This applies to persons who have a certificate of vaccination with a vaccine which has been granted a marketing authorisation within the European Union. Full vaccination is recognised 14 days after completion of the vaccination process.

Source: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/outside-the-european-union-schengen-area-turkey


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