Travel advice for Poland.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Poland.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Zloty PLN

Currency exchange rate

PLN 1 = ~ CHF 0.20 ; CHF 1 = ~ PLN 4.88 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Currency
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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h

National language

Official language

Polish

Language capabilities

English, German and French

Capital

Warsaw (Warszawa)

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 (wait for reference tone) 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Valid passport or valid ID card for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Warschau, Aleje Ujazdowskie 27
Tel. +48 22 628 04 81 / +48 22 628 04 82

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 17.00/19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Stores

10.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
10.00 - 14.00/16.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • CH sticker, first-aid kit, bright signal jacket and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.2 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

Observe elementary safety precautions.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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