Fast Facts: Poland

What is the weather like in Poland?

The best time to visit is May-September. Summer days can be hot, but take a sweater for evenings. Winters are wet, cold, dreary and not a great time to visit unless you're interested in skiing (December-April). In May and June, the fields are overrun by wildflowers: poppies, cornflowers and daisies. October is also a good time to go, because the weather is mild and there are no crowds.

Check out the current weather conditions in Poland.

What is required for entry into Poland?

See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Poland.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health requirements or precautions.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

The currency in Poland is the Polish Zloty. Please review the current exchange rate for the Polish Zloty.

Tipping: Tip 10% in cabs, restaurants and bars if the tip is not already included in the bill. Tip luggage handlers 5 Zl per bag.

What are the best items to shop for in Poland?

In Poland, shop for local arts and crafts including dolls, peasant rugs, embroidery, lace, glass and crystal, wood carvings, amber (only if you know what to look for), chessboards, woven items, wooden plates, silver, wooden eggs, religious paraphernalia, native costumes, and antiques since 1945 (anything before cannot be exported).

What are the voltage requirements in Poland?

Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & E. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

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