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Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information
Who can enter Poland? Can American, Canadian and Australian citizens travel to Poland?
Yes. From June 19, 2021, American citizens and residents traveling via international air travel are authorized to enter Poland. The list of foreigners who can enter the territory of Poland includes citizens of countries within the Schengen area, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Israel and the U.S.A. 
Do I need to take a COVID-19 test to enter Poland or quarantine when I arrive?
Generally, all foreign travelers are subject to quarantine, but you can be exempted:

If you are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines that are approved by the European Union (i.e. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson), you will be exempted from quarantine and you won't have to take a test upon arrival. The European Union is currently working on a standardized vaccine certificate, but for the time being it is not fully implemented, so you need to show your vaccination card on arrival.

If you are not vaccinated yet, you will need to take a test. A negative test result will exempt travelers from the Schengen area from quarantine. You can take a quick antigen test on the airport. It costs 200 PLN and you get your results within 20 minutes. Unvaccinated travelers from outside the Schengen area can be exempted no sooner than after 7 days of quarantine, if they take a test and get a negative result.

You may need a test before boarding your flight home. All travelers returning to the U.S. (both vaccinated and not) need to take the test up to 72 hours before the flight. This can also be done at the airport. 
How is Poland doing in terms of dealing with COVID-19?
To a large extent, life in Poland seems to have come back to normal. Schools, shops, cinemas, theaters, hotels, restaurants and cafes are open. More and more people are getting vaccinated. Overall, the numbers of new cases are low. On July 16,  there have been only 93 new confirmed cases in Poland. 

Of course, some restrictions still apply. There are limits on the number of people in cinemas, theaters, museums, at weddings etc., although those limits are not applicable to vaccinated people. Mask-wearing is mandatory in closed spaces. A full and up-to-date list of temporary restrictions and limitations can be found here.
Poland in general
What currency is used in Poland? Is it possible to pay in Euros or US Dollars?
The currency in Poland is Polish Zloty (PLN). It is possible to pay in Euros in some of the bigger shops and malls. US Dollars are not accepted.
Are Credit Cards accepted in Poland?
Yes, they are. You can use Visa, Mastercard or Amex (although these cards are not accepted everywhere, the same with Diners, so please ask first).
What are Polish tippin customs? Do you include tips for drivers/guides in the cost of the tour?
Tips are voluntary and of course depend on your satisfaction with the driver’s or guide’s service. We do not include them in the cost of the tour, but of course if they perform well, you are free to tip them and the amount is up to you. Most of the popular restaurants add 10% service fee to each bill, sometimes without a notice. If there is no service charge - 10-15% is the norm, depending of course on your satisfaction. Tips for porters and chambermaids are also quite common.
What weather can I expect in Poland?
It is hard to determine the best time to visit Poland. Everything depends on your preferences. The high tourist season starts in May and lasts till September. The hottest months are June and July, but they also have a chance of rain. In May, August and September the weather seems to be the kindest (not too hot, but you can still expect strong sun and it rains rarely). Starting from November, it gets progressively colder. Winters are quite snowy, especially in January and February. During this time the prices in the tourism industry are usually lower, so it’s good idea to take short city breaks, or visit Polish Mountains.
Do I need to apply for visa to enter Poland?
In the majority of cases a visa is not required to enter Poland. Poland is part of the Schengen Area – to enter the zone, citizens of USA, Canada or Australia only need a passport valid for six months beyond planned departure date. If you are not sure about the rules applying to your country, take a look at the list of visa-free countries on the Ministry of Foreign affairs website: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/
Can I use my mobile phone in Poland?
Yes – after you’ve turned on the roaming you should be able to make phone calls from your phone in Poland. However, please contact your service provider to find out about specific charges. Moreover, most of the hotels provide free wi-fi, so you will be able to be in touch with home via Skype or email.
Will I be able to charge my electronic devices?
Electricity in Poland is supplied at 220 to 240 volts – if your device doesn’t accept these parameters, you will need a voltage converter. Polish sockets are designed to accept two round prongs – we recommend you bring a travel adapter with you, in case your plug has a different shape.
Tours organized by RealPoland
Are you an established and licensed tour operator?
The currency in Poland is Polish Zloty (PLN). It is possible to pay in Euros in some of the bigger shops and malls. US Dollars are not accepted.
Are Credit Cards accepted in Poland?
Yes, they are. You can use Visa, Mastercard or Amex (although these cards are not accepted everywhere, the same with Diners, so please ask first).
What are Polish tippin customs? Do you include tips for drivers/guides in the cost of the tour?
Tips are voluntary and of course depend on your satisfaction with the driver’s or guide’s service. We do not include them in the cost of the tour, but of course if they perform well, you are free to tip them and the amount is up to you. Most of the popular restaurants add 10% service fee to each bill, sometimes without a notice. If there is no service charge - 10-15% is the norm, depending of course on your satisfaction. Tips for porters and chambermaids are also quite common.
What weather can I expect in Poland?
It is hard to determine the best time to visit Poland. Everything depends on your preferences. The high tourist season starts in May and lasts till September. The hottest months are June and July, but they also have a chance of rain. In May, August and September the weather seems to be the kindest (not too hot, but you can still expect strong sun and it rains rarely). Starting from November, it gets progressively colder. Winters are quite snowy, especially in January and February. During this time the prices in the tourism industry are usually lower, so it’s good idea to take short city breaks, or visit Polish Mountains.
Do I need to apply for visa to enter Poland?
In the majority of cases a visa is not required to enter Poland. Poland is part of the Schengen Area – to enter the zone, citizens of USA, Canada or Australia only need a passport valid for six months beyond planned departure date. If you are not sure about the rules applying to your country, take a look at the list of visa-free countries on the Ministry of Foreign affairs website: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/
Can I use my mobile phone in Poland?
Yes – after you’ve turned on the roaming you should be able to make phone calls from your phone in Poland. However, please contact your service provider to find out about specific charges. Moreover, most of the hotels provide free wi-fi, so you will be able to be in touch with home via Skype or email.
Will I be able to charge my electronic devices?
Electricity in Poland is supplied at 220 to 240 volts – if your device doesn’t accept these parameters, you will need a voltage converter. Polish sockets are designed to accept two round prongs – we recommend you bring a travel adapter with you, in case your plug has a different shape.
Will I be able to charge my electronic devices?
Electricity in Poland is supplied at 220 to 240 volts – if your device doesn’t accept these parameters, you will need a voltage converter. Polish sockets are designed to accept two round prongs – we recommend you bring a travel adapter with you, in case your plug has a different shape.
Will I be able to charge my electronic devices?
Electricity in Poland is supplied at 220 to 240 volts – if your device doesn’t accept these parameters, you will need a voltage converter. Polish sockets are designed to accept two round prongs – we recommend you bring a travel adapter with you, in case your plug has a different shape.
Will I be able to charge my electronic devices?
Electricity in Poland is supplied at 220 to 240 volts – if your device doesn’t accept these parameters, you will need a voltage converter. Polish sockets are designed to accept two round prongs – we recommend you bring a travel adapter with you, in case your plug has a different shape.
Will I be able to charge my electronic devices?
Electricity in Poland is supplied at 220 to 240 volts – if your device doesn’t accept these parameters, you will need a voltage converter. Polish sockets are designed to accept two round prongs – we recommend you bring a travel adapter with you, in case your plug has a different shape.
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We are an inbound Poland Tour Operator, located in Poland, specializing in group and private tours. Our aim is to make your stay here an unforgettable experience. We are experts in organizing unique, custom-made Polish holidays, suiting your personal needs. Our team consists of natives, fascinated by their homeland, licensed guides and touring agents with huge knowledge and energy to share. We will do our best to meet your highest expectations.

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