Restrictions on Unity Line ferries
- Entry to Sweden: From 9 February 2022 all covid related entry restrictions are lifted when entering Sweden from another EU/EEA country + Switzerland.
- Entry to Poland: From 28 March 2022 all covid related entry restrictions are lifted when entering Poland from another EU/EEA country + Switzerland.
COVID-19 - Carrier information
Entry to Poland: From 28 March 2022 all covid related entry restrictions are lifted when entering Poland from another EU/EEA country + Switzerland.
Entry to Sweden: From 9 February 2022 all covid related entry restrictions are lifted when entering Sweden from another EU/EEA country + Switzerland.
Entry to Sweden: From 01/21/2021 persons travelling to Sweden must provide EU COVID-19 or equivalent certification as proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have tested negative for antigen or PCR testing within 72 hours of arrival or have recovered from COVID-19 during the last 6 months (convalescents).
Exceptions to this rule: citizens of the Kingdom of Sweden and residents (persons permanently residing in Sweden, based on an extract from the population register); children under 18 years of age, freight drivers at work and others (e.g. humanitarian)
The above information does not provide full details about all the current regulations. It is the responsibility of the person crossing the border to find out about and comply with all travel regulations. Information on this topic can be provided by the Polish Border Guard in the Republic of Poland.
Swedish the government decided on changes to the travel bans to Sweden. The changes mean that all travellers must be able to show a negative test result for ongoing covid-19 infection upon arrival in Sweden, regardless of which country they travel from. The reasons for the decision are the increasing spread of infection and a request from the Swedish Public Health Agency. From 28th of December, a negative test will be required for most foreign citizens who do not live in Sweden. Vaccine certificates or certificates of recovery can no longer be used instead of a negative test. Special rules apply to frontier workers.
The testing for ongoing covid-19 infection must have been performed within 48 hours before arrival in Sweden.
The test requirement applies:
- foreign nationals traveling from EU / EEA countries, including the Nordic countries, or from other countries, with certain exceptions
- regardless of whether you have been vaccinated or have recovered
- adults and children over 12 years
For information on what requirements a certificate or negative test result must meet, the Government refers to the Swedish Public Health Agency.
In connection with the introduction of a requirement for a negative covid-19 test for all travellers, it will no longer be required that the EU's digital covid certificate, also called a covid certificate, is presented upon entry into Sweden.
In order to make it easier for commuters and border students within the EU / EEA, in addition to covid-19 tests that have been performed within a week before arrival in Sweden, they will also be able to present vaccination certificates. Exemptions from the test requirement are also introduced for everyone traveling via Sweden between Bornholm and Denmark.
Entering Poland: when entering Poland, it is required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination or proof of convalescent status. The test must be performed no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival in Poland.
Entering Sweden: On June 30, 2021, Swedish rules were adjusted to the EU's COVID certificate regulation. Entering Sweden from EU/EEA countries (including Poland) is possible not only if you have a negative COVID-19 test, but also if you show a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or a certificate of the past COVID-19 infection.For travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, entering Sweden will be possible if the second dose of the vaccine has been taken at least 14 days before coming to Sweden. For convalescents, the EU Covid Certificate should be issued at the earliest 11 days after a positive test and should be valid for a maximum of 180 days from the date of the first positive test result.
Persons entering Sweden from the Nordic countries i.e. Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland are exempt from the requirement to have a negative test result.
More information available on the website: https://www.government.se/articles/2020/04/questions-and-answers-about-the-entry-ban-to-sweden/?fbclid=IwAR1-C61gWnVnh7yh7-KfG3ataLwHjJoMpNuABMr0TUl0N_Q4BFfYeUOFp2A
Until August 31, 2021, when entering Poland, it is required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination or proof of convalescent status. The test must be performed no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival in Poland. In the absence of a test, a 10-day home quarantine must be performed.
Passengers who have been obliged to be in quarantine at the border may perform a test in Poland at their own expense, and a negative result obtained within 48 hours of crossing the border will release them from quarantine.
Groups exempt from the obligation to present the test result:
- freight drivers, seamen, etc.
- persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- convalescents up to 6 months from the end of isolation;
- exempt from the test due to study or work abroad
According to the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of May 6, 2021:
- Restrictions on the cross-border movement currently apply until June 25, 2021.
- A person travelling by ferry from Sweden to Świnoujście for a purpose other than going to his/her place of residence or stay in Poland must have a negative diagnostic test result if he/she does not qualify for any exemption;
- A person travelling by ferry from Sweden to Świnoujście in order to go to his/her place of residence or stay in Poland must undergo quarantine if he/she does not qualify for any exemption;
- The persons mentioned in § 3 sec. 1 and sec. 2 points 2, 3, 14, 15 and 18, including: the crew of a seagoing vessel, truck, minibus from 7 to 9 people and bus drivers, people having a certificate of vaccination against COVID, convalescents maximally 6 months back and people travelling as part of professional, business or gainful activities are exempt from the above obligations.
- Persons who have a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test performed, prior to crossing the border, within 48 hours from the moment of this test result in Polish or English, are released from quarantine (for people travelling to their place of residence or in order to stay in Poland).