Poland

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Poland
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Capital Warszawa
Language Polish
Currency Zloty (PLN)
Time zone UTC +1
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Poland extends across several geographical regions. Of particular interest to cruisers, the northwest is the Baltic seacoast, which extends from the Bay of Pomerania to the Gulf of Gdansk (coastline length 416 Nm, sea border length 238 Nm). This coast is marked by several spits, coastal lakes (former bays that have been cut off from the sea), and dunes. The largely straight coastline is indented by the Szczecin Lagoon, the Bay of Puck, and the Vistula Lagoon.

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Entrance

Arrival

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Departure

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Customs and Immigration

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Immigration

  • All countries of the Baltic area with the exception of Russia already are, or will be as of 1st January 2008, members of the Schengen group of countries. This means that there is a common visa regime for these countries and a Schengen visa issued for one country is valid also in another. Those who require visas (generally citizens of other countries than the EU, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland) must apply for the visa at the consulate of the first Schengen country to be visited PRIOR TO entering that country. More information regarding Schengen and the need for visas can be found on the Schengen Visas website.
  • Citizens from the following countries may travel to Poland for tourism and business purposes with a valid passport and without a visa if their planned stay does not exceed 90 days: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela. Citizens of all other countries must obtain a visa in order to enter and stay in Poland legally. Always check with the local Polish Embassy or on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for updates as this can change.
  • Regular visas are issued for travellers going to Poland for tourism and business purposes. Regular visas allow for one or multiple entries into Polish territory and stay in Poland for maximum up to 90 days and are issued for the definite period of stay. When applying for a visa, please indicate the number of days you plan to spend in Poland and a date of intended arrival. Holders of regular visas are not authorized to work.
  • Ukrainian citizens do not require a separate visa for transit through Poland if they hold a Schengen or UK visa.

Fees and Charges

Restrictions

Health and Security

Health

No serious risk of specific diseases, no protective inoculations are needed. Water from the faucet is safe to drink, but it is sugested to boil it first. Polish drugstores are equiped very well in all kinds of medicines.

The emergency phone number for integrated services is tel. 112, the police tel. 997, fire brigade tel. 998, and ambulance tel. 999-all three are toll-free.

Security

Poland is safe country, some even say, that safer than most European countries. Petty crime is pretty common. Foreign visitors most often fall victim to pickpockets, which is common all over the world. Serious crimes like murders, rapes etc. are rare. To avoid problems don't show, that you have much money - simply think.

Berthing

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Ports Inland Poland Waterways
Dziwnow Dziwnow /wiki/Dziwnow Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Gdansk Gdansk /wiki/Gdansk Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Gdynia Gdynia /wiki/Gdynia Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
Gorki Zachodnie Gorki Zachodnie /wiki/Gorki_Zachodnie Port of entry icon – port of entry |Needs data icon – needs data |
Hel Hel /wiki/Hel Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Jastarnia Jastarnia /wiki/Jastarnia Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Kolobrzeg Kolobrzeg /wiki/Kolobrzeg Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Leba Leba /wiki/Leba Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Nowe Warpno Nowe Warpno /wiki/Nowe_Warpno Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Puck Puck /wiki/Puck Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Swinoujscie Swinoujscie /wiki/Swinoujscie Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Szczecin Szczecin /wiki/Szczecin Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Trzebiez Trzebiez /wiki/Trzebiez Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Ustka Ustka /wiki/Ustka Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Wladyslawowo Wladyslawowo /wiki/Wladyslawowo Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
Osinow Dolny Osinow Dolny /wiki/Osinow_Dolny Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Widuchowa Widuchowa /wiki/Widuchowa Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Gryfino Gryfino /wiki/Gryfino Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |

Transportation

  • Most of Europe's major airlines fly to and from Poland. Poland's national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines. Besides them there are several low cost airlines that fly to Poland including WizzAir, EasyJet, Germanwings, Norwegian and Ryanair.
  • Apart from direct air connections from many European cities, there are also direct flights from the United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from Toronto, New York (city) and Chicago; however, tickets for those flights are far from cheap and most people with limited budgets fly with other airlines which stopover in major European airports.

Friends

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Forums

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References & Publications

  • Besides the official nautical publications, Polish sailors find the guides of Captain Jerzy Kulinski very valuable and hold his books in great esteem. The distinctive yellow & blue cover is a trademark of reliable information for sailors. Published only in Polish but thanks to many drawings and aerial photos can be helpful also for foreigners.

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