POLAND TRAVEL GUIDE

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INTRODUCTION

Poland may not have the riches or the regalia to advertise its historical heritage, but if you look closely you will know that it possesses a historical legacy like few others. Ravaged by the onslaught of two World Wars and occupied by some of the most fearful armies of all times, Poland is a country that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of the destruction of Hitler’s army. From the war memorials of Krakow to the Gothic churches of Dachau, from the Nazi campgrounds in Auschwitz to the upscale nightclubs lining the streets of Warsaw, Poland is a country waiting to tell you a story …

 

Nowadays, Poland is a democratic parliamentary republic with a stable, robust economy, a member of NATO since 1999, and the European Union since 2004. Poland has also successfully joined the Schengen Agreement for an open border to Germany, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Slovakia, and is on track to adopt the Euro currency on a future (yet currently unspecified) date. Poland's dream of rejoining Europe as an independent nation at peace and in mutual respect of its neighbours has finally been achieved.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Poland has resumed flights into the country from countries in the EU, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as Georgia, Japan, Canada, Thailand, New Zealand, South Korea,, Tunisia, and Australia. All other flights remain suspended until at least July 14, except humanitarian and medical flights, flights to protect public order, emergency flights, flights at the order of the Prime Minister, and repatriation flights performed by foreign air carriers at the order of foreign states.Nationals of the EU, EEA and UK are no longer required to enter quarantine upon arrival. The list of countries whose residents may enter Poland is subject to review by the Polish government and is updated frequently on this page (in Polish). Travelers entering Poland from any other country outside of the EU/Schengen area/UK may be required to self-isolate for 14 days. There are exceptions, including for freight drivers, work permit holders, airline cabin crew, spouse and children of Polish citizens, train workers, agriculture workers, students and school pupils studying in Poland and members of diplomatic missions, Consulates or International Organizations and their families.

 

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Capital: Warsaw

Currency: Złoty (PLN)

Area: 312,685 km²

Population: 37,97 million (2019)

Electricity 230V/50Hz (European plug)

 

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Poland’s climate is mostly temperate throughout the country. The climate is oceanic in the north and west and becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east. Summers are generally warm, with average temperatures between 18°C and 30°C depending on the region. Winters are rather cold, with average temperatures around 3°C in the northwest and −6°C in the northeast. Precipitation falls throughout the year, although, especially in the east, winter is drier than summer.

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Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

The snow sports season in Poland starts in December and lasts until the end of March. The busiest period is from mid December through to February, with the lesser crowded times in the beginning of December and March.

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Poland is from July to October with September and October being the less busy months.

BEACH:

You can enjoy the beaches of Poland from June to September, with the months of July and August being the warmest and busiest.

WIND:

You can kitesurf in Poland from May to November with the best conditions usually between June and September.

SURFING:

While you may be able to catch a wave during Spring, Autumn and Winter in Poland, it will be a rather cold surf session!

 

LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Poland face legal challenges not faced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Poland, however, Poland does not legally recognise same-sex unions, either in the form of marriage or civil unions.

 

The vast majority of the Polish population is not tolerant of LBGTQ people despite the fact that the LGBT movement in Poland hosts the equality parade in Warsaw every year since 2001.

 

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