Translated by: John Agrafiotis
p style=”text-align:justify;”>Currency: Zloty (PLN), 1€=4.58 PLN. Euro (€) is usually accepted.
Driving license: Driver’s licences issued by other EU member states are recognized in Poland and remain valid until the expiry date indicated on the document. Driver’s licences from outside the EU must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Visa – Passport: Citizens of EU countries and citizens of Citizens of the following countries can travel to Poland without a visa: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (special administrative region), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (special administrative region), Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, the Vatican, Venezuela. More info can be found here.
Border Crossings: Borders with Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Czech Republic are open. Controls are made in borders with Russia (Kaliningrad), Ukraine and Belarus.
Insurance: Green cards accepted. Third party insurance compulsory.
Time Zone: GMT +1
Banks: There a lot of ATMs and most credit cards are accepted.
Fuel: Unleader 95: 1,01€ (12/2020). Most fuel stations ib big cities, stay open overnight. In small cities, stations are open until 18:00. Credit cards are widely accepted. Fuel stations are self service.
Lights: All vehicles are required to use headlights at all times (night or day).
Equipment: Drivers and passengers must wear crash helmets.
Maximum Allowed Blood Alcohol Level: 0,02%
Speed Limits: 50km/hour in built-up areas or 60km/hour between 11pm and 5am, 90km/hour outside built-up areas,
100km/hour on A-class roads with single lane which is marked with a white car on blue background sign, 110 km/hour on A-class Road with two lanes which is marked with a white car on blue background sign and 130km/hour on motorways.
Fines: Speeding fines varies form 50 to 500 PLN (~15-125€) and must be paid on spot.
Tolls: There are two motorway toll charging systems in use: The open system: A toll is collected at booths situated on motorways, and the closed system: A toll is collected at the booths situated on all access roads, junctions and additionally on the final sections of motorways. The charge depends on the distance covered. As of October 1, the e-TOLL system is the only system enabling the payment of electronic tolls on toll roads in Poland. More info can be found here.
Tolls are charged on the following roads:
A4 Katowice – Krakow (61 km)
A2 Nowy Tomysl – Poznan / Komorniki (50 km)
A2 Krzesiny – Wrzesnia (37.5 km)
A2 Wrzesnia – Konin (48 km)
A2 Konin – Strykow (103 km)
Signs: Motorways are marked with blue background signs and all other roads with green.
Usefull Phone Numbers:
European Emergency Number: 112
Municipal Police : 986
Fire Department: 998
Road assistance: 981 or (022) 9637 ( fees are charged for the services depend on the type of repair required and the towing distance)
From Northern Latitudes (In Greek language only)
On the way to North Cape (In Greek language only)
At the northern edge of Europe (in Greek language only)
Time Machines (in Greek language only)
* If you are from Poland or have been recently in Poland and you would like to add some information or correct some of the above listed, do not hesitate to contact us.