Citizens of the following countries are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering Poland for less than 90 days: Albania (only for holders of biometric passports), Andorra, Antigua Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina (only for holders of biometric passports), Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (only for holders of biometric passports), Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro (only for holders of biometric passports), Netherlands, New Zeland, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia (only for holders of biometric passports), Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (for holders of passports which include an identity card number), United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican (Holy See), Venezuela.
If a visa is necessary, please contact the nearest Polish Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible, since the Conference Secretariat is not in the position to assist in the visa application procedure. If a special invitation is needed to attend the conference, please send the Conference Secretariat following information: name, surname, affiliation of your institution, date of birth, passport number and address.
The official language in Poland is Polish but many Poles, particularly younger people, speak English.
Poland’s currency is the Polish złoty (PLN), which is divided into 100 groszy. USD 1 = ca. 3.93 PLN; €1 = ca. 4.40 PLN (rates as of May 20, 2016) Polish złoty bank notes are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zlotys, while coins are for 1, 2, 5 zlotys and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 groszy. The currency may be converted at exchange points, in banks and some hotels.
HEALTH & EMERGENCY
No vaccination certificates are required on entry except for those countries registered in epidemic areas.
In case of an emergency those dialling from a land line or public payphone should use the following numbers: 999 for an ambulance, 998 for the fire brigade and 997 for the police. Mobile phone users should call 112 to be forwarded to the relevant department.
In general, Polish cities are safe cities and welcoming to visitors. However, as in all burgeoning cities, it is recommended that you are on your guard against pickpockets in trains, buses and trams, as well as other crowded places, and avoid dimply lit areas and parks at night.
Poland is in the Central European (CET) time zone (GMT +1 hr). Polish summer time (GMT + 2 hrs) starts and ends on the last Sundays of March and October.
Electricity in Poland is 230V, 50HzAC. Plug sockets are round with two round pin sockets.
Internet access is typically free and widely available in Poland, with practically every café and restaurant offering wi-fi to customers. In the area of Old Marget Square, Kolegiacki Square and Freedom Square you can get Poznań Internet Free. At the conference venue WiFi access is provided with EduRoam and PUT-events-WiFi network.
ENTRY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
National Identity Card for citizens from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican.
Passport (valid up to 6 months) is required for all other visitors.
Poznań lies in the temperate zone characterized by significant temperature variations. Winters are generally wet with temperatures falling below zero, while summers tend to be warm. The hottest months are July and August (when temperatures exceed 20 C). January and February, on the other hand, are the coldest months with subzero temperatures (below 0 C).
Smoking is banned in government offices, schools, museums, theatres, airports, railway and bus stations and in public transport, stadiums, hospitals and playgrounds. It is also banned in one-room restaurants and bars. Failure to comply may result in fine. Smoking is allowed in restaurants, pubs and cafes with specially designated smoking rooms.