Entering Poland

Poland  is a member of the EU. If you are traveling to Poland as an EU national, all you need is a passport or equivalent personal identification document.

National currency – PLN (zloty)

The national currency is Polish złoty (PLN). You will easily change your money at the Kraków airport or in the city itself. In Zembrzyce it is NOT possible to find a currency exchange office so make sure you change your money beforehand. 

Cash machine

Cash machines are available at the airport and in Kraków train station. There is also one available in Zembrzyce here: https://goo.gl/maps/bvT5tXjmepH2Xide6

Credit Cards

Major credit cards including American Express, Mastercard and Visa are accepted in most places..

Rules of the Road

Minimum driving age is 18. Driving is on the right side of the road.

A valid US, Canadian, Australian, EU driver’s license is accepted in the EU.

Passengers in the front and the back seats of a car must always wear seatbelts. Children under 12 years of age must ride in the back seat. Children under 8 must be seated in a special child- or babysitter.

The speed limits are 50 km/h (31 mph) in build-up areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on main roads and 120 km/h (70 mph) on freeways and 140 (87 mph) on motorways unless posted otherwise.

The use of cellular phones while driving is prohibited and severely fined (only hands-free devices are allowed).

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense and penalties are severe. The police have the authority to stop vehicles at random and to perform preliminary breath alcohol tests.

In case of a car accident do not leave the site, call the police, and make sure that you get a copy of the Police Report. General emergency number is 112. 

Safety and insurance

Please ensure that you have the necessary insurance arrangements to cover you for any likely problems that you might experience whilst at the conference. We suggest that you bring a travel insurance covering any kind of problems with cancellations of flights or loss of luggage, covering health or medical needs that might occur, and for general activities outdoors (planned for pre-conference, might have some risks involved even if minimized). And of course, remember to bring your insurance documents with you!

COVID regulations

As from March 2022, in Poland, all measures have been abolished. If anything changes, we will communicate it. 

International Dinner

What to bring? Please bring your:

Special/local products you’d like other participants to get a taste of

– Some local/special drinks (alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic).

Weather

Weather in Poland  in mid-spring varies. It can be quite warm and sunny, or rainy and cold. Be prepared for all types of weather and keep posted with local weather information.

So, bring a wide range of clothing to cover all eventualities:

– Bring your mountain jacket, at night it does get cold,

– Rain gear & hiking boots,

– Sun lotion, hat & shades,

– Mosquitoes protection lotion,

– Bring your partywear to look smart at our dance night . 

Special needs

If you have any special needs, a certain diet, disabilities, or pregnancy, please let us know when signing in. We will do our best to help you out.