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AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING POLAND


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Poland starting from 2021.

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Documents
A valid passport is required to enter Poland. All tourists entering Polish territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Polish authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.


Custom Regulations
Polish custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Polish territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

The export of items crafted before 9 May 1945 is prohibited without an export permit.


Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Poland with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.


Minors
Children aged up to 15 (included) years of age will be exempted from requiring a passport if traveling with companions (parents or grandparents) or guardian if:

  • Children have the same nationality as the companion
  • Children’s names are included in the passport of the companion.


List of American diplomatic offices in Poland


United States Embassy in Warsaw, Poland

Address: Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31, 00-540 Warsaw, PolandCheck on map


Phone: +48-22/504-2000


Website: https://pl.usembassy.gov/



List of Polish diplomatic offices in United States of America


Embassy of Poland

Address: 2640 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009Check on map


Phone: (202) 234 3800


Fax: (202) 328 6271


Email: waszyngton.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl


Website: http://www.washington.polemb.net/


Office Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm


Permanent Mission of Poland to The United Nations in New York

Address: 9 East 66th Street NY 10021Check on map


Phone: (212) 744 2506


Fax: (212) 517 6771


Email: nowyjork.onz.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl


Website: http://www.un.polemb.net


General Consulate of Poland in Chicago, United States of America

Address: 1530 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610Check on map


Phone: (312) 337-8166


Fax: (312) 337-7841


Email: chicago.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl


Website: http://www.polishconsulatechicago.org


Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles

Address: 12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 555, Los Angeles, California 90025Check on map


Phone: +01 646 237 2100


Fax: +01 646 237 2100


Email: consulplla@consulplla.org


Website: http://www.losangeleskg.polemb.net


Consulate General of the Republic of Poland New York

Address: 233 Madison Avenue, NY 10016Check on map


Phone: (646) 237-2100


Fax: (646) 237-2100


Email: info@polishconsulateny.org


Website: http://www.polishconsulateny.org


Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM Wednesday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM



Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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About Poland

Capital: Warsaw
Languages:
  • Polish 96.2%;
  • Polish and non-Polish 2%;
  • non-Polish 0.5%;
  • Unspecified 1.3%

Area: 312,685 KM2
Population: 38,500,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Zloty (PLN)
Calling Code: +48

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type E French 2-pin  E French 2-pin

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