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Poland, located in central Europe, is bordered by Germany to the west, Belarus to the east, Ukraine to the southeast, Slovakia to the south and the Czech Republic to the southwest.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Poland
Visitors need a valid passport, a visa and a return or onward air ticket. US and Schengen area citizens may enter Poland without visas for tourist or business purposes for up to 90 days. Schengen area citizens do not require a study or work visas to work or study in Poland. All other nationals require valid visas to visit Poland if they do not qualify for a visa waiver program. Proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses while in Poland is mandatory when applying for a Polish visa.
Things/Items Allowed into Poland
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer. Medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 if aged under 15 years are also allowed.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (no more than 60 liters for sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Poland
• Dangerous Weapons
• Plants and Animals
Things/Items Forbidden into Poland
• Dangerous Weapons
• Plants and Animals
Voice of Travelers to Poland
Scholarship to study in Poland
I am Chandra from India, I won a Polish government scholarship to study Electrical Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. last year. I arrived in Poland last September to start my graduate studies. This was the first time to travel to Poland and i was excited by the prospect of experiencing Polish culture. A referral from a friend got me the cheapest ticket to Poland. I searched the referred site and the ticket to Poland was on a 5% off for any ticket bought. LOT Polish Airlines had the cheapest ticket compared to other airlines. I didn't need a visa, only a valid passport, air ticket and accommodation ticket were required by the immigration. Few days later, I was on Polish Airline flight to Poland. The travel experience was brilliant and i will be travelling to India for holidays and i will certainly purchase a Polish ticket.
Poland Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the weather like in Poland?
A. Poland experiences temperate climate with four seasons including warm summers and cold winters. The winter season is from December to February and visitors are advised to wear warm layers, winter coats, gloves and sturdy boots because of the harsh weather conditions. Summer is from June to September and it is the warmest and sunniest season in Poland. This is the best time to visit Poland to enjoy outdoor activities and explore urban areas.
Poland - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Warsaw Chopin Airport •London Gatwick International Airport (England)
•Charles de Gaulle Airport (France)
•Dubai International Airport(UAE)
Airports handling direct flights to John Paul II International Airport Krakow •Sofia International Airport (Bulgaria)
•Malta International Airport (Valleta, Malta)
•Prague International Airport(Prague, Czech Republic)
Airports handling direct flights to Copernicus Airport Wroclaw •Manchester International Airport (Manchester, United Kingdom)
•Thesaloniki International Airport (Barcelona, Spain)
•Adolfo Suarez International Airport(Madrid, Spain)
Flight Routes to Poland
Warsaw Chopin Airport is the busiest commercial service airport handling over 40% of international flights to and from Poland. Airlines like EnterAir, Lufthansa, KLM and Turkish Airlines offer direct flights to and from Poland to various international destinations.