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Poland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are Polish
Poland uses the Polish z?oty (symbol: z?), code PLN.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 z?otys. Z?oty is subdivided into 100 groszs. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 z?otys and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 groszs.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Poland. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Poland is on average 11.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Poland is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about 23.40 PLN, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 6 telecoms: Aero2, Orange, Play, Plus, Sferia or T-Mobile. Poland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Poland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Poland, dial +, then 48 (the country code for Poland), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Poland, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 85 .
In Poland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 140 km/h (86 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.02%.
Road assistance is available at 9637 (National Roadside Assistance Service) or 022 9637 (National Roadside Assistance Service). For general news on Poland's traffic use GDKiA or V-Traffic. For news on Poland’s motorways and tolls use Autostrada A1, Autostrada A2 Wielkopolska, Autostrada A4 Stalexport Autostrada Matopolska S.A. or ViaTOLL. Most popular petrol stations in Poland are Circle K, Shell, Lotos, Statoil, Orlen and BP. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called benzyny, PB98/Superplus or PB95/Eurosuper. Petrol costs about 4.38 PLN per liter.Diesel options are called Olej nap?dowy or ON.
Import and export information
All items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.
Cultural goods may require a licence for export. For further information, please visit The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medicines for personal use.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air and sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land.
Counterfeit currency and goods.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visitProtection of endangered species of animals and plants.
Cats, dogs, and ferrets are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visitPets accompanying travellers.
Arms and ammunition require a certificate issued by a Consul of the Republic of Poland, and EU citizens must have a European Firearms Pass. These weapons must be for hunting or sports purposes, or flare weapons that are elements of vessels and aircraft. For further information, pleaseMovement of arms and ammunition.
Certain cultural goods, such as art and antiques, may require a licence to be imported. For further information, please visit The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Plants and plant products from outside the EU require a phytosanitary certificate if the amount brought in is above the allowed quantity. For further information, please visitMovement of plants and plant products.
Food products of animal origin, such as meat, dairy, and eggs, may only be imported from outside the EU with a health certificate. For further information, please visitImport of personal consignments of products of animal origin.
2kg of products of animal origin such as milk powder, baby food, and food for medical purposes can be brought in personal baggage as long as they are still packaged and do not require refrigeration.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Poland, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often reported in Europe between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDC Tick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Poland. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.