Is it worth to visit Zakopane during the coronavirus outbreak?

Is it worth to visit Zakopane during the coronavirus outbreak?

With great regret, I advise you NOT to come to Zakopane during the next weeks. Most of the attractions (including all trails in the Tatra National Park) are closed, residents try to stay at home, and I'm afraid that you can feel distrust of foreign tourists in the city.

Evening news: Polish Prime Minister announced a state of epidemic emergency in the country. This means that: at night from Saturday to Sunday, entry of foreigners into Poland will be prohibited
foreigners working or living in Poland will be able to come to Poland, but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine
from Sunday international air and rail connections will be suspended
shopping malls will only open grocery stores, drugstores, laundries and pharmacies
gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited
all bars, restaurants, pubs, casinos and other similar places of entertainment will be closed. Restaurants can, however, sell take-away food.

Goryczkowa ski slope on Kasprowy WierchGoryczkowa ski slope is closed due to coronavirus outbreak

Here is a list of places that are closed and unavailable to tourists in Zakopane and the vicinity:

  • all cultural and sporting events organized by the City of Zakopane are cancelled until the end of April 2020
  • all museums and galleries in Zakopane and the surrounding area
  • all the mountain shelters
  • Kasprowy Wierch cable car
  • funicular to the Gubalowka Hill
  • Tourist Information Centres (telephone service for tourist traffic will operate from Monday to Friday from 9.00 - 17.00 under the number +48 18 201 20 04)
  • Nosal ski station
  • Aquapark Zakopane
  • Harenda ski station
  • Szymoszkowa ski station is open until 15.03
  • Bialka Tatrzanska ski resort is open until 15.03
  • Thermal Baths Bukovina are closed
  • Thermal Baths in Chocholow, Bialka Tatrzanska, Szaflary will be closed from 16.03
  • all bars, restaurants, pubs will be closed from 14.03