Poland on Saturday reopened its borders with its EU neighbours as it eases a coronavirus lockdown.
PM Morawiecki told reporters on Wednesday that Poland needed to restore trade relations with the European Union as quickly as possible.
- He added: "We are at an important moment in the battle against coronavirus... We don’t know what the situation will be in a month, two or three. But today we can say that we are managing risk in the right way."
- The decision means citizens can freely travel to Poland from Germany, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and without being subjected to a quarantine period.
- However, Poland’s external European Union borders – those with Belarus, Russia and Ukraine – remain closed. The European Commission is recommending these should open from July 1.
- Meanwhile, Lithuania lifted controls at its crossings with Poland on Friday.
- Poland temporarily closed its borders to non-residents on March 15 in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.
- International scheduled flights and passenger rail connections were suspended the same day.
- Poland last week reopened its skies for domestic flights.
- The "state of pandemics" imposed by Polish government in March hasn't yet been lifted, which means all the foreigners whose visas or TRCs expired during that period, can remain in Poland without legal consequences.