Crowds of tourists set off to Zakopane causing huge traffic jams

Up to 20 thousand tourists may go to the Tatra Mountains. Accommodation places in Zakopane are practically all booked. Meanwhile traffic jams block the main road to Zakopane.

Agata Wójtowicz the head of the Tatra Chamber of Commerce explains that the weekend tourist surge is influenced by three factors: the first days after the easing of restrictions, the ski jumping competition held in Zakopane and Valentine's Day.

The day the loosening of restrictions in the hotel and ski industry was announced, massive reservations in Zakopane started, especially people wanting to come this weekend, Ms Wójtowicz added.

New Restrictions allow hotels to book half of their maximum capacity.