Good To Know


Poland is a member of the European Union and a signatory of the Schengen Agreement. Citizens of EU or EEA countries do not require a visa to enter Poland.

Additionally, citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter when staying in Poland for less than 90 days: Albania (biometric passports), Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina (biometric passports), Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Georgia (biometric passports), Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong-Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, South Korea, North Macedonia (biometric passports), Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova (biometric passports), Monaco, Montenegro (biometric passports), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia (biometric passports), Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan (passports with ID card number), East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine (biometric passports), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela.

If you need an invitation to process your visa at a Polish embassy, please let us know.

The official currency is Polish złoty (PLN). Most shops accept credit cards denominated in foreign currency. Euros are accepted in tourist areas, but the exchange rate is usually poor so it’s better to avoid it.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at numerous money exchange points ("kantor") or in banks. Check the official exchange rates here. Usually no extra fee is charged for an exchange at a kantor. Check the official exchange rates here.

ATTENTION! In Poland, most Sundays are non-trade days. This means that shops remain closed on these days. The exceptions are small grocery shops, such as Carrefour Express and Żabka.

We use a standard European double plug and the voltage is 230V (50 Hz).

The average temperature in July is very comfortable and fluctuates around 24°C (74.5°F) during the daytime. However, July is also the wettest month in Warsaw (14 rainy days, 73 mm of rainfall), so don’t forget your umbrella.

Warsaw possess a free, municipal Internet network, which is labelled 'HOT SPOT UM-Warsaw'. Detailed information:
COVID recommendations from the Health Authorities will be strictly enforced. In particular, a COVID certificate will be required to participate in the gala dinner and excursion as well as to enter the ISNA conference venue!

No smoking or drinking alcohol
in public places such as parks, squares, streets, transport stops, etc. is permitted. You also can’t drink alcohol outside the summer gardens of restaurants or smoke in clubs, pubs and restaurants (unless there are separate rooms for smokers).

Breaking these rules can result in a fine!

  • EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR TOURISTS +48 608 599 999 (from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, information in Polish and English)
  • City Contact Centre – 19115 (Looking for information? Want to report a problem? Detailed information:
  • Emergency - 112

The best place where you can pick up free maps and guides as well as find out what to visit in Warsaw!

  • The Palace of Culture and Science pl. Defilad 1 (entrance from Emilii Plater street) opened daily, 9:00-19:00
  • The Old Market Square Rynek Starego Miasta 19/21/21a opened daily 9:00-20:00
  • Praga Koneser Centre pl. Konesera (entrance from Ząbkowska street), opened daily 10:00-19:00
  • Warsaw Tourist Information Centre – the MUFA Agency, Plac Zamkowy 1/13, opened daily 9:00-18:00

Consider purchasing a WARSAW PASS (available at Warsaw Tourist Information Points), which gives you free admission to the most important tourist attractions for 24h, 48h or 72h.

Don’t forget about the WARSAWTOUR APP (it also works offline).

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