NEW ZEALANDER OR KIWI CITIZENS VISITING POLAND
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every New Zealander or Kiwi 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 New Zealand 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 New Zealander or Kiwi citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
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.
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 New Zealander Or Kiwi diplomatic offices in Poland
Embassy of New Zealand in Warsaw, Poland
List of Polish diplomatic offices in New Zealand
Consulate of the Republic of Poland, Auckland, New Zealand
Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Wellington
Address: Level 9, City Chambers, 142-144 Featherston Street, Wellington, PO Box 10 211, Wellington 6143
Phone: (04) 475 9453
Fax: (04) 475 9458
Office Hours: Office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri Additional Office hours: 10 a.m.-12p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Mon-Fri (Consular)
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- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Polish 96.2%;
- Polish and non-Polish 2%;
- non-Polish 0.5%;
- Unspecified 1.3%
Area: 312,685 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Zloty (PLN)
Calling Code: +48
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