Poland international travel guide

Landscape view of Poland

Poland πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±

Poland is part of Europe with main city at Warsaw. It's usually 🌀️ 7.46 °C in Poland with a rainfall of 🌧 39.65 mm. Tipping is quite common in Poland and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Poland is on average 11.0 Mbps. In Poland you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 38M people. The main currency is Zloty. The languages spoken are Polish. Automatic teller machines are very common in Poland. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Poland has in place strict measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19, including to enforce social distancing. If you're in Poland and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available. If you need up-to-date information on flights home, contact the Australian Embassy in Warsaw (consular.warsaw@dfat.gov.au). If you decide to remain in Poland, follow the instructions of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travelΒ to Poland.

issued date: April 2, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Poland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Polish

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

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.

πŸ’³ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Poland (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Poland and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

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.

πŸ“± Phones

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.

πŸ“ž Calling

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 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

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%.

🚦 On the road

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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Useful Information
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.

Last updated: April 1, 2020