1. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard
  2. Health
  3. Money
  4. Tourist Info Fact Box (bottom of page)


Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.

In addition to this travel advice, view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

Around 500,000 British nationals visited Poland in 2016. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Poland, visit our Living in Poland guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you’re travelling to Poland to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Poland after EU Exit.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Poland call 112.

Terrorist attacks in Poland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism 

Driving in Poland can be hazardous. See Road travel

If you hold dual Polish and British nationality, the British Embassy may only be able to offer limited consular assistance.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card see Health.


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN)
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Dialling Code: 48
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 13,350,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Polish (official language) 96%

Capital City(s):
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Telephone Area Code: +48 22
Population: 1,708,491 (in 2011-12-31)
Latitude: 52.23 Longitude: 21.0108

This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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