Poland - Useful informationPoland is a country in Central - East Europe. There are 38 million people who live in it. It is one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe, comparing (in terms of area) to Italy or Germany. Since 2003 it has been part of the European Union. Poland is a country often visited by tourists and is on the 14th place on the list of most visited countries in the world! When travelling across Poland - Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, or Tatra Mountains, can't be overlooked.
Since the end of 2007, Poland belongs to the Schengen Agreement. Currently, the Schengen area countries are: Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Greece, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Iceland and Norway. In connection with the Polish accession to the Schengen area, citizens of countries can travel freely within the Schengen area.
Polish currency is the 'zloty' (zł, PLN). One PLN is divided into 100 cents (1 zł = 100 gr). In circulation are bank notes - 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zł and coins - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gr, and 1, 2, 5 zł. In Poland there are no problems with the exchange of foreign currency. Currency exchange can be done in numerous exchange offices or banks. Exchange points are typically located in city centers, near bus and railway stations, airports, even in some hotels, etc.
Poland has a very good base of hotels and accommodation. Their standard varies depending on the price. In Poland you can meet both the network of high standard hotels, for example: the Hilton Garden Inn, L'andels as well as independent hotels and hostels. Poland is a country frequently visited by tourists because hotels or hostels staff is prepared to operate in foreign languages, mostly in English, rather than in German, French or Spanish.
Polish land can be reached by air. There are airports in all major cities such as Warsaw, Cracow, Gdansk and Poznan. They all handle international flights. All major low - cost airlines such as Wizz Air, Ryanair and EasyJet fly to and from Poland.
Poland is trying to be a country friendly to the disabled people, because more and more infrastructure, especially in large cities is tailored to the needs of people with reduced mobility. On parking in city centers, shopping malls or neighborhoods specially designated parking spaces for disabled people can be found. Clinic possessing such facilities have been marked on the website.
In case of accident, injury, childbirth, sudden illness or sudden deterioration of health status a person should call an ambulance or go directly to the hospital, especially to a hospital emergency department (SOR). Medical transport is free of charge in such cases. All you need to do is show European Health Insurance Card in the hospital (or its equivalent). Emergency numbers: 999 - from landline, 112 - for mobile phones.