Poland considers introducing more restrictions at Czech borders

Poland is considering introducing restrictions on the borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia due to the increasing number of new coronavirus cases in both countries, the country's Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said in an interview for Polish Radio Zet.

The Polish government should decide on the matter within the next week, the Reuters agency has reported. The number of Covid infections in Poland has been growing in recent days. Over the past week, the average daily increase in new cases stood at 6,500 and the number of hospitalized has also been rising.

Poland introduced border controls with the Czech Republic in mid-March last year and cancelled the measure in June. Starting in November, those traveling from the Czechia to Poland must either submit a negative coronavirus test or go into quarantine.

Author: Ruth Fraňková