Information

Entry into Poland

Poland ia a member of the European Union. The participants from particular countries are required to have valid visa. Please take your passport as a personal identification document even when being an EU citizen.

Insurance

The participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider necessary. The organisers cannot accept any liability for loss or damage of properties, injuries, unexpected events, non-appearance of specific speakers, programme changes.

Currency

The Polish currency is Polish zloty (PLN, local abbrev. zł), one PLN divides into 100 gorsz. Polish zloty is fully convertible to EUR, USD, CHF, JPY and many other firm currencies. In hotels, major restaurants and shops, credit cards (e.g. Visa, MasterCard, AmEx etc.) or EUR are accepted as indicated at the entrances. The Polish currency can be obtained from ATM using your credit or debit cards as well as in many exchange offices in the town, at the airport or in banks elsewhere.

Climate

Warsaw is located in the Central Europe and both Atlantic and continental circulation influence the weather. In the end of  May, daytime temperatures should be around 16 – 19 °C. Please follow the weather forecast for central Europe before leaving for Warsaw (e.g. at www.weather.com ). 

Important local telephone numbers

Emergency 112, Police 997, Ambulance 999, Firemen 998. Polish telephone country code is +48.

Time zone

Central European Time (GMT +1 hour).

Electricity

Poland uses 230 Volt.

Polish Tourism

For Warsaw information service see www.warsawtour.pl  

For official website of Poland see www.polska.pl  

For official travel site of Poland see www.poland.gov.pl and www.polska.travel.pl

Leaflets about Poland to download

Poland
Poland - Major tourist attractions
Poland - Cities and Cultural heritage
Poland - European tratition and Modernity
Poland - Warsaw
Polish cuisine - Epicurean Travels