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


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.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of UK - British DTC 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 British DTC 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.

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 British Dtc diplomatic offices in Poland

British Embassy in Warsaw, Poland

Address: ul. Kawalerii 12, 00-468 Warsaw, Mazowieckie PolandCheck on map

Phone: +48 22 311 00 00

Fax: +48 22 311 03 13



Details: We develop the important and longstanding relationship between the UK and Poland.

List of Polish diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Manchester

Address: 14th floor, Rodwell Tower, 111 Piccadilly, M1 2HY, Manchester

Phone: 00 44 (0) 161 245 4130

Fax: 00 44 (0) 161 236 8709



Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh

Address: 2 Kinnear Road, Edinburgh EH3 5PE

Phone: +44 131 552 0301

Fax: +44 131 552 0301



Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Address: 47 Portland Place, W1B 1JH, London W1B 1JH

Phone: 00 (44) 2072913520

Fax: 00 (44) 2072913575; 00 (44) 2072913576



Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Poland

Capital: Warsaw
  • 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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Travel info for Poland