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Ukrainians cannot enter Poland: Why border guards refusing entry

Ukrainians cannot enter Poland: Why border guards refusing entry Rules for crossing the border with Poland in 2023 (photo: kordon)

When crossing the border, Ukrainians most often travel to the neighboring country of Poland. However, many may be denied entry due to several violations. What rules should be followed when crossing the border - read below.

Why you may be denied entry at the border

Ukrainians actively share their border-crossing experiences on social media. Many have questions about what can be brought into the country.

It is precisely because of violations of the rules for importing certain groups of goods that you can be denied entry at the border altogether. Therefore, it is essential to know what is allowed to be carried across the border and what is prohibited.

What can be transported across the border:

  • Cigarettes - 2 packs, e-cigarettes - two pieces, cigars - 10 pieces, tobacco - 50 grams
  • Alcohol - up to 5 liters of beer, one liter of strong spirits, low-alcohol products - up to 2 liters
  • Vegetables, fruits - up to 5 kilograms
  • Honey - up to 2 kilograms
  • Coffee - up to 0.5 kilograms
  • Medicines - sedative drugs and other strong medications require a prescription
  • Technology - one item each
  • Baby food - up to 2 kilograms
  • Seafood and fish - up to 5 kilograms
  • Sandwiches for consumption during the journey
  • Cakes, baked goods, candies - up to 2 kilograms
  • Pet food - up to 2 kilograms
  • Cash - up to 10,000 dollars

You cannot bring in:

  • meat
  • dairy products
  • canned goods
  • weapons
  • chemical and toxic substances
  • pornographic materials

If you violate these border crossing rules, your items may be confiscated, and you may be fined from 50 to 100 euros.

Personal items that can be imported will not be subject to tax if their value does not exceed:

  • for individuals under 15 years old - 150 euros
  • for individuals over 15 years old - 300 euros

Changes in border crossing by train

On September 8, infrastructure repair work began in Przemysl, so the train schedule has changed.

Trains No. 73/74 Kharkiv - Przemysl and No. 89/90 Kyiv - Przemysl will temporarily not operate between Ukraine and Poland. These changes will last until October 6.

In addition, for one month, every Friday and Saturday, two Intercity+ trains will run No. 705/706 Kyiv - Przemysl and No. 707/708 Kyiv - Przemysl.

The schedule of several other trains will also change:

  • No. 54 Przemysl - Kyiv. It will now depart from Poland at 13:45 and arrive in Kyiv at 05:34.
  • No. 36 Przemysl - Odesa. It currently departs at 13:45 and arrives in Odesa at 08:10.