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Poland is located in Central Europe and is a parliamentary republic. It is a unitary state that is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions. The capital is Warsaw, and it’s Poland’s largest city.
Poland has history, peaceful mountain areas, and cities for travelers to explore. There are so many sites to see like Warsaw’s Museums and Palaces, Stowinski National Park and so much more.
Whether you love to explore, learn or taste cuisine, Poland has everything you need to have the time of your life.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Poland. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Poland: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Some European countries have recently had routine disease outbreaks. Make sure your MMR, TDaP and other routine vaccinations are up-to-date.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is not required for stays under 90 days. A valid passport with six months validity is required for entry.
The same rules apply for business travelers.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
It has a moderate continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. It is also one of the driest countries in Europe.
When there is precipitation, summer thunderstorms may occur. Temperatures are not easy to predict in Poland. In the wintertime temperatures may go down from around freezing to far below it. Winter may change to spring within 24 or 48 hours. This pattern is also seen during autumn.
The summers in Poland are warm with temperatures of 22-24 degrees Celsius but at night it may be cold. There’s a warm current that comes from Russia that makes the temperatures rise in Poland.
The southwest part of Poland is the wettest area. The Sudetes is a mountain range in Poland that gets 800-1,200 milliliters of rain annually. In the wintertime it becomes snow or glazed frost.
Terrorist groups may be plotting possible attacks in Europe. Action is being taken by the European government to prevent more attacks.
But, Europe is still vulnerable to attacks by terrorist organizations. U.S. citizens should stay away from all demonstrations. Travelers should be aware of what is happening in the media.
Crime in Poland is low, but there are some cities where there are higher rates of crime. You can protect yourself by keeping your belongings safe. Don’t leave valuables in plain sight.
Change money at banks and exchange kiosks that are legitimate. Stay away from adult entertainment venues and use a legitimate taxi driving company.
There are a lot of cool and unusual things to do in Poland. The Crooked Forest is one of those places. You can discover this unusual site in Gryfino, Poland. 400 trees are mysteriously bent in an abnormal way. They hover a few inches above the ground and have a j like shape that point to the sky. Although we don’t know for sure what makes the trees look so strange, the stores range from normal to weird.
Some people believe the trees were buried under a snowstorm in their infancy. Others believe that the reason for the trees’ appearance is due to gravitational pull in the area. The most unique explanation is that foresters in the local area manipulated the trees. They wanted to make furniture and left the trees in bent condition.
Despite their weird shapes, the trees have thrived in their environment. The site continues to bring awe to the people who travel to Poland today.
When you pack for Poland, there are some things you should take with you before you leave.
All Americans visiting Poland should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Poland, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw Poland
Tel.: +48 22 504 2000
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