Due to the very large number of people travelling to Poland from Germany, travel time at the Polish-German border is very long, at some crossings drivers have to wait for 2-9 hours.
The waiting times on May 21 2020 at 10:45 am was as follows:
- Kostrzyn nad Odrą – 1 hour,
- Olszyna – 5 hours,
- Świecko – 3 hours,
- Słubice – 2 hours,
- Gubin – about 45 min,
- Zgorzelec – 9 hours,
- Jędrzychowice 9 hours.
The reason for the long queues is that obligatory quarantine for people entering Poland from abroad has been lifted and as there is a public holiday today in Germany, many Polish decided to visit their home country after a long time.
A similarly long queue is to be expected on Sunday when these people are going to return to Germany.
#8ung! Aktuell gibt es einen #Stau auf der #A12 und #A15 Richtung Polen über mehrere Kilometer. ➡️ Bitte nur nötige Reisen antreten! ➡️ Ausreichend Getränke mitnehmen! ➡️ #Rettungsgasse bilden! pic.twitter.com/LNzjXvf0Kj
— Polizei Brandenburg (@PolizeiBB) May 21, 2020