Rules when entering Poland

Rules when entering Poland
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To enter Poland, you'll need a valid passport and visa.

You'll also need to prove that you have the means to support yourself while in Poland. You may be required to show an investment or business plan if you're seeking residency or work permit. Finally, be aware that Polish law is strict about immigration violations, so make sure you know the rules before traveling.

What identity documents do I need to enter Poland?

You'll need a valid passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and a return or onward ticket. You can enter Poland for up to 90 days without a visa. If you're staying in Poland for more than 90 days, make sure you have enough funds to cover the duration of your stay and have the right to do so.

What can and cannot be brought into the country?

You cannot bring in any type of weapons, including pistols and rifles. Other types of weapons may be allowed into Poland under certain circumstances, so check with the Polish embassy or consulate before you travel.

How much money can I bring into Poland?

You can bring in up to €3,000 (or £2,500) in cash or cheques with you, and up to €10,000 (or £7,500) in foreign currency. The authorities will record or question the source of funds if any is over the limit.

Do I need a visa to enter Poland from the UK?

No, you don't need a visa to enter Poland, unless you plan to stay longer than 90 days.

Can I bring my pet to Poland?

Yes. You can bring your pet to Poland as long as it has a passport or certificate of vaccination (with up-to-date documentation).

When visiting Poland.

If you are planning to visit Poland, there are a few ground rules you should know. First and foremost, it is important to remember that Poland is a very proud country and its citizens are not accustomed to having tourists trampling all over their turf.

It is also important to be aware that some of the traditional tourist destinations in Poland are off limits to visitors without prior permission from the appropriate authorities. In some cases, you will need to visit these destinations with a verified tour guide.