Visa and Practical Information
Poland Entry formalities
Travel Documents & Visa Requirements
Poland is part of the Schengen zone and so there are no border controls if flying from another Schengen zone country.
Citizens of EU member states can enter Poland on the basis of a valid ID obtained from their national authorities. Non-EU passport holders must be in possession of a valid passport and a visa in order to enter the territory of a Schengen state (including Poland).
Please visit the following website for visa requirements:
For the list of diplomatic and consular missions of Poland with their respective countries of jurisdiction, please visit: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/polands_missions_abroad/
Due to European Union regulations, NO visas-on-arrival can be issued.
Participants are kindly requested to make the necessary arrangements to obtain their visas beforehand.
Supporting documents for visa applications can be obtained on request from the Conference Secretariat
Good to know before travelling
Foreign Consulates in Poznan
A list of foreign consulates in Poznan can be found here.
Electric power is 230 Volts, 50 Hertz AC. Outlets take plugs with two round pins. It is best to take adaptors for different plug types with you. Please make sure that your electrical devices (computers, mobile phone chargers, electric shavers, etc.) are suitable for this voltage, otherwise the use of transformers or batteries is advisable.
The official currency of Poland is the Zloty (PLN). The exchange rate is approximately 1 EUR to 4.30 PLN (1 USD to 3.80 PLN). Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00/10:00 to 18:00. Exchange offices can be found all around Poznan, and are clearly marked (‘Kantor’ – in Polish). ATMs are widely available around the city and shops accept major credit and debit cards.
The official language in Poland is Polish.
English is widely spoken, mostly among younger generations of Poles, and especially in the service sector.
In August Poznan usually enjoys pleasant days, with the average temperature range between 19 to 21ºC at day, around 15 ºC at night and occasional rain. However, since the weather worldwide has been more and more unpredictable, August in Poznan can be very hot and dry during this period (as happened last year, when it was regularly over 30ºC during the day).
current weather conditions in Poznan
Emergency, healthcare and security
Participants are expected to cover the costs of any medical expenses incurred in Poland. Therefore, it is highly recommended that participants have an insurance policy covering medical expenses in Poland and elsewhere during their travel. Participants requesting an entry visa will be required to submit proof of medical insurance. EU citizens should carry their European Health Insurance Card.
Poznan has a good network of health centres (primary care services) and hospitals.
In case of an emergency, injury, sudden disease or health deterioration, patients should either call an ambulance or go directly to an A&E department at a hospital where you must present your valid European Health Insurance Card or insurance.
Emergency service phone numbers
- 112 General emergency number – dial without any area code
- 997 Police
- 998 Fire Brigade
- 999 Ambulance
Note: Emergency calls are free of charge.