It is not necessary to apply for the consent of the border guards for the entry of competitors to the territory of Poland. A valid travel document and a valid residence permit (e.g. visa) together with an official invitation issued by the organizer of the regatta is sufficient. This applies to competitors, members of the training staff, doctors, physiotherapists,a or referees.
For an official invitation to sailing championships in Poland please email your details to: email@example.com
Information for the invitation
• name and address of the sailing federation you are representing;
• names, surnames and roles of all the people (sailors, coaches,
supporters) coming to Poland;
• all of your birthdates;
• numbers of your passports;
• arrival and departure dates and the means of transportation.
We hope that this fact will encourage competitors from abroad to register for the international regatta held as part of the Volvo Gdynia Sailing Days festival and Laser European Championships planned for October in Gdańsk.
More about regulations amendment:
Please be advised that on August 12, the Regulation of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of August 12, 2020, amending the Regulation of March 13, 2020 on the temporary suspension or restriction of border traffic at certain border crossing points, entered into force. In § 3 in paragraph 2, which reads:
„1. Traffic at border crossing points with the Federal Republic of Germany, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Lithuania, the Slovak Republic and at air and sea border crossing points shall be restricted from 15 March 2020 at 0.00 a.m. until further notice.
2. The restriction referred to in paragraph 1, consists in limiting passenger traffic at border crossings, in the direction of entry to the Republic of Poland, to the following categories of people crossing the state border at air and sea border crossings and crossing the state border by passenger cars at road border crossings:"
section 16 was added, which reads:
"foreigners whose arrival takes place in connection with the participation, as a competitor, member of the training staff, doctor, physiotherapist or referee, in international sports competitions of the championship rank organized on the territory of the Republic of Poland by an international sports federation operating in Olympic or Paralympic sports or other recognized by The International Olympic Committee or organized by an international sports organization with a continental range belonging to such a federation, as well as accredited journalists, after documenting to the Border Guard officer the fact of the competition, the date and nature of participation by a relevant letter issued by the organizer of the competition or certified by the Polish sports association competent in a given sport".
This means that as of today it is not necessary to apply for the consent of the border guards for the entry of competitors to the territory of Poland. A valid travel document and a valid residence permit (e.g. visa) together with an official invitation issued by the organizer of the regatta are sufficient.