Poland travel tips

About Poland:

Capital: Warsaw

Language: Polish

Currency: Zloty (PLN, zł), 1 zloty = 100 groszy

Population: 38 million

Area: 322,575 sq km (124,547 sq miles)

Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)


Climate: Temperate with mild summers and moderately severe winters

Government type: Republic, parliamentary democracy

Members of: EU, UN, NATO, OECD, WTO and many other

Country Code: PL



Poland is a member of the European Union so citizens of EU countries do not require a visa. Poland is also part of the Schengen Agreement, therefore citizens of countries within the Schengen Area do not require visas either


230V AC electricity. Power outlets are usually two-prong round sockets. To avoid the hassle of having to buy new adaptors for everywhere you go, we recommend picking up a Universal Travel Adaptor before you leave.


The national currency in Poland is Złoty (PLN/zł) divided into 100 groszy. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 groszy, and 1, 2 and 5 złoty denominations; notes as 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 złoty. The odd hotels or restaurants may accept euro or dollars but ATM's and exchange counters can be found throughout the country so you will not have a problem getting local currency.


Polish is a native and the official language in Poland. Although not a native language, English is one of the most common languages that are learned and spoken in Poland. It's taught in schools and almost anyone working in the tourism industry of a big city speaks English.