On Feb 12, the US Embassy in Ukraine issued a notice to US citizens living in Ukraine detailing plans for exiting before a likely incursion with Russia. The notice included a warning that US citizens fleeing to Poland for safety must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Here’s the statement from the US Embassy:
The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threats of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately using commercial or other privately available transportation options.
Poland has indicated to the U.S. government that U.S. citizens may now enter Poland through the land border with Ukraine. No advanced approval is required. We encourage those traveling into Poland by land from Ukraine to cross at the Korczowa-Krakovets or Medyka-Shehyni border crossings. U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Travelers are also encouraged to present a negative test result from a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test, which will facilitate entry into Poland.
But here’s the problem with the US Embassy telling US citizens they need to provide a proof of vaccine certificate to enter Poland, is that it’s a lie.
From the iVisa website:
WHAT ARE THE POLAND COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENTS?
The Poland Covid vaccine requirements may differ depending on your nationality. However, there is some basic information you should consider.
Whether you’re from the EU or not, you should be vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering Poland. In addition, this vaccine must be granted a marketing authorization within the European Union. Full vaccination is recognized 14 days after completion of the vaccination process.
By the way, “should” is not the same as MUST!
We will launch the Poland Health Declaration on our website very soon, but in the meantime, remember to have the following items ready:
- Your current passport.
- An email address.
- Your debit/credit card for payments.
- A Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result (unless you’ve been vaccinated).
So, visitors DON’T have to provide a vaccination certificate?
During her press conference, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the vaccine certificate requirement today.
Watch how she responds:
REPORTER: "Why is the administration encouraging Americans who are fleeing [Ukraine] through Poland to bring COVID-19 vaccination…Poland does not require that." pic.twitter.com/zzOqynGIcU
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 15, 2022
On another note, it’s interesting to watch US officials demanding US citizens get vaccinated to enter a foreign country while literally throwing the door open for unvaccinated illegal aliens with NO ID from countries around the world to enter our nation freely.