Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Poland. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers register your travel and contact details, before travelling, on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.

Health

General health advice when visiting Poland:

  • Avoid tap water – it is safer to drink bottled water
  • Medical and dental services are of a good standard
  • English is spoken in hospitals and private practices in major cities and many of these will accept credit cards
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medicines are readily available from chemists