Poland Local Currency

 

TRAVEL ADVICE

Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering Poland and it is..

Travel Health

Vaccinations recommended for travel to Poland are Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Rabies and..

Local Currency

The official currency in Poland is the Polish zloty. Notes are in denominations of..

Weather

Poland’s climate is temperate with warm summers, crisp and sunny autumns and cold..

Local Customs

The family is the centre of the social structure in Poland and are the first obligation..

Languages

Polish is the official language of Poland however most younger people know English fairly..

Transport Options

International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport however other..

Travel Tips

Driving in Poland can be hazardous and there are risks of robbery on rail and bus..

Local Food

Poles generally have a large lunch and a lighter breakfast and supper. Traditional..

Local Timezones

Poland is in the Central European Time Zone and is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time..

Dutyfree Limits

The following items may be imported into Poland by persons 17 years of age and over..


Local Currency

The official currency in Poland is the Polish zloty. Notes are in denominations of zl200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. The new coins are in denominations of zl5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 groszy. Foreign currency can be exchanged at all hotels, bureau de change and border crossing points. Large stores and most hotels generally expect payment to be made in Zloty.

All major credit cards are accepted in most larger establishments and ATM’s are widely available. Traveler’s cheques are easily exchanged but are generally more expensive than ATM withdrawals. To avoid additional exchange rate charges it is advised to take traveller’s cheques in Pounds Sterling. Banking hours are: Mon-Fri 0900-1600, Sat 0900-1300 in main cities and in smaller towns banking hours are more limited.

On most goods, you pay 16.38% taxes on the purchases you make. As a visitor residing outside the European Union you are entitled to claim back the tax if you spend more than 175.01 Euros per day in the same shop and export the goods in your home country. This is not allowed on goods such as food, drugs or tobacco. The goods have to be exported within three months of purchase and your refund cheque returned within six months of purchase.


Highlights of Poland

Warsaw Information

Slight to the east of the centre of Poland, Warsaw is the nations capital and largest city, with around 1.7 million..

Gdansk Information

North of Poland on the Baltic Sea. Has for centuries been one of the most important port cities in northern Europe...

Krakow Information

Krakow lies in the southern region of Poland only about 100 kilometres or 60 miles from the borders with the Chezch..

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