Visa & Passport
countries Poland also has rules & regulations concerning visa and
passport. Citizens from European Monetary Union countries do not require
visa to visit Poland. Citizens from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irish
Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland,
Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom do not require
any visa to visit Poland for travel or business purpose. But the period has
been limited for 90 days.
Citizens from other countries, not listed above, require proper valid visa
for their visit to Poland. For visitors' visa, you must go to Polish
diplomatic outposts before arriving in Poland. For visa a foriegner needs to
visit nearest Polish counsular unit abroad. You need to tell your personal
details, purpose of the visit and you have to declare your time of stay in
the country. Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are based.
Please contact the nearest Polish diplomatic mission to check if you need a
visa. Visa is issued by an embassy.
A valid passport is required to get to Poland. Check the validity of your
passport before leaving for Poland. Passport must be valid for at least 3
months from the date you arrive in Poland. Americans should ensure that
their passports are date-stamped upon entry. Sometimes Polish Immigration
office can ask you to provide proof of sufficient funds to meet your travel
expenses. The general rule says that it should be 100 Zlotys per day.
Tourists can bring some duty free items. Import of certain weapons,
animals(pets), plants, drugs(narcotics), explosives, poisons and radioactive
materials is strictly prohibited. Foreign currency can be carried without
any limitation but upon arrival in the country it should be declared before
the custom officers. Foreigneres coming to Poland may bring certain items
with them for their personal use 1 personal portable typewriter. 1 TV
reciever 2 cameras and 10 rolls of films 1 video recorder A pair of
binoculars 1 bicycle 1 boat 1 tent 1 electronic eqipment 1 radio A pair of
skis A personal computer
General Tips for Travelers
Make sure to always carry some cash with you as credit cards are not
accepted in the rural areas. Banks close relatively early in the afternoon.
Do not change your money on the streets as you can be cheated. Make sure to
exchnge money from authorised excange offices or banks. Do carry your
passport with you all the time during your visit as you may face problems
without passport. Ï Usually Poland is a safe country for visitors but
be ware of pick pockets while you are traveling by public transport. Ï
Don't get dressed like a tourist. Try to blend with the Polish natives. Ï
Kindly follow the speed limit while driving your own vehicle in Poland.
Spped limit is 50km/h in built up areas, 110km/h on express ways and 130
km/h on the motor ways.