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Poland Travel Insurance:make the most of your stay in Europe
If you live in a country outside the Schengen area, you will need a visa for your stay in Poland. A welcoming country situated next to Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Slovakia, among others. Poland will offer you the opportunity to discover beautiful landscapes. In order to obtain your visa and to be well protected during your stay, do not forget to take out a travel insurance policy for Poland.
Discover Poland with your Schengen visa!
In order to obtain a Schengen visa, which allows you to travel freely within Poland, and in the whole Schengen area, you must contact the first country you enter. You will find further useful information via this link: http://www.ambafrance-pl.org/.
A travel insurance policy for Poland is a mandatory requirement for the issuing of your visa
Your travel insurance policy for Poland must cover both repatriation and emergency medical expenses for a minimum amount of 30,000 Euros. You can take out a basic insurance policy or add additional protection.
For instance, by choosing to add extra coverage, such as the repatriation of other insured individuals accompanying the policyholder or the urgent early return of an insured person, your travel insurance policy for Poland will protect you effectively and you will leave without worries.
How to get to Poland
By plane: most European capitals and major cities offer flights to Poland. You can find reasonably cheap tickets by comparing offers from Lufthansa, Czech Airlines or LOT Polish Airlines. There are daily connections to Warsaw. You can depart from Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris or Prague, as an example.
By bus: it is possible to travel by bus from several European capitals. However, travelling and waiting time at borders, especially from Eastern European countries, can be quite long.
Advice on health and vaccinations
There are no compulsory vaccinations.
It is, however, recommended to be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus and polio, viral Hepatitis A, as well as tick-borne encephalitis if you are visiting rural areas during the spring or summer.
Consult your doctor for advice. You may also consider getting vaccinated against rabies if you plan to travel to remote areas.
To put it mildly, Poland has a variable climate. Winter is relatively cold (it can be as cold as -15°C) and snow is very common, especially if you go up in altitude.
It can be very hot in summer, up to 30°C, and it is not uncommon to see thunderstorms burst.
Poland is an enchanting country that you will find it hard to leave. Be sure to visit both Warsaw and Krakow, but also other smaller typical cities.
-Kraków: If you love architecture, you will love this city. You will have the sensation of being in a theatrical setting as the facades and monuments are impressive. Be sure not to miss the Market Square, the cathedral, the castle and the famous and absolutely incredible mine: 30 kilometers of galleries, a cathedral, furnished rooms and much more.
-Warsaw: the capital of Poland will not disappoint you. You will love its architecture, which will take you through its history and the warm welcome of its inhabitants. The main attractions are Warsaw's Saint John's Cathedral, the memorial monuments and a variety of examples of modern architecture.
-There are many typical cities such as Gdañsk, Poznań, Wrocław and Lublin, to mention a few.
-You can't travel to Poland without visiting the Carpathians: you will see splendid landscapes and you can also enjoy great ski tours in winter.
-Some of the most popular nature destinations are Pomerania and Mazuria. Remember your hiking boots, during your hikes you might encounter wildlife.
Poland is a safe country with a low terrorist risk. Nevertheless, it is recommended to be aware of pickpockets in tourist areas, railway stations, restaurants, buses and trains.
The currency in Poland is the złoty (shortened Zl). You will find several bureaux de change and banks throughout the cities. Exchange rates are often less attractive at the airport.
Consider carrying a phrasebook with you because many Polish people do not speak English.