Documents: For entry into Poland, the European citizen must have a passport or identity card valid for expatriation. Children and minors must have their own passport or their personal identity card. Citizens of some countries are required to apply for a visa.
Driving license: To drive in Poland it is sufficient to have your own national driving license.
Car insurance: European insurance is valid for driving with your car in Poland.
For the documents needed to travel in Poland we always recommend checking the official website of the country.
POLAND: HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare: Polish healthcare facilities have a fair level of efficiency. To take advantage of Polish healthcare, you must have the European Health Insurance Card with you. As in all trips abroad, it is advisable to take out additional travel and health insurance.
Pharmacies: To get the drugs that have been prescribed by a doctor, you need to buy them in a pharmacy (apteka). A wide range of pain relievers, vitamins and cold treatments can be purchased without a prescription in every supermarket, pharmacy or kiosk in Poland.
POLAND: MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: International dialing code to call Poland: 0048.
Mobile Phones: The standard mobile phone network in Poland is GSM 900/1800. Most Polish operators offer international roaming services. Network coverage is generally good, only in rural areas far from big cities there can be problems.
Mobile phone operators: Orange Polska, Plus GSM, T-Mobile, Play.
Internet: The easiest way for tourists to surf the internet in Poland is through Internet cafes. Some of these are open 24 hours a day. If you have a laptop or your mobile phone, things are even easier, it is in fact possible to get free Internet access in the Hot Spots present in the centers of big cities and in almost all hotels. Even the smallest structures like Bed & Breakfast often have free Wi-Fi.
POLAND: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity: In Poland the electric current is 220 volts, 50Hz.
Electrical outlets: In Poland, European standard type C power plugs and sockets are used. In addition to these outlets, E type power plugs and sockets identical to those used in France and Belgium are also used. So in Poland it is possible to use European electrical appliances without the need for universal sockets.
POLAND: CURRENCY AND BANKS
Banks and Currency: The Zloty (PLN) is the currency of Poland.
Bank Opening Hours: Banks in Poland are usually open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays and until 1pm on Saturdays.