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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Visa information

The list of countries whose citizens are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering Poland is available on the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Currency, Banks and Exchange Offices

The currency of Poland is Polish Złoty (zł, PLN). Currency subunit: Grosz 1/100 (100 groszy = 1 PLN).

Current exchange rates are available on the NBP (National Bank of Poland) website.

You may change your money in exchange offices or banks. You can find the exchange office at the airport, in the arrival hall. Most of the banks and hotels usually provide exchange services. There are also a lot of exchange offices in the city centre. Banks and exchange offices are usually open from 08:00 to at least 17:00, but in most tourist places the exchange offices operate until late hours. ATMs are available 24/7 at most banks.

Electricity

The voltage in Poland is 220-240 Volts. Primary socket type: Europlug, Schuko.

Emergency Numbers

In order to report information regarding an incident, it is necessary to:

  • speak English (if possible),
  • give your name and surname,
  • shortly describe the situation and indicate a place of the incident.

The most important alarm telephone numbers:

  • 112 – General Alarm
  • 999 – Ambulance Service
  • 997 – Police
  • 998 – Fire Service
  • 986 – the Municipal Police

Insurance

Organizers do not provide insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to have adequate personal travel insurance. No responsibility will be accepted by the Pre-Conference organizers.

Internet

Most of the restaurants, hotels and tourist centres have free WiFi for their guests.

Weather in August in Warsaw

Afternoons the average high temperature reaches 23°C (73.4°F). Overnight temperatures are with an average low of 12°C (53.6°F). The weather in August is rather dry with occasional rain.

Last update: 14 February 2017