Poland Travel Insurance Plans

Familiarize yourself with Travel Guard’s most important travel tips and safety information to make sure you’re prepared for your vacation to Poland.

From the capitol city of Warsaw to the seaside town of Gdańsk, travelers can find plenty of places to explore in Poland. Whether your vacation takes you to the beaches of the Baltic coast, the historic Wieliczka salt mine or to the unique nature of the Crooked Forest, tourists are bound to create unforgettable memories in Poland. However you choose to spend your time, Travel Guard can help you plan.

Poland Travel Insurance Plans

Do I need a travel insurance plan to visit Poland?

Poland doesn’t require travel insurance plans for U.S. travelers visiting the country. However, many U.S. health insurance plans may not have international coverage. While healthcare in Poland can be more affordable than other European countries, we recommend a travel insurance plan with medical expense coverage in case of certain illnesses or accidents.

What is the best travel insurance plan for Poland?

Travel Guard has comprehensive travel insurance plans to help protect your travel investment to Poland. Our Preferred Plan is a great place to start as it includes coverage for trip delay, lost baggage and medical expense coverage. It also offers the most optional add-on coverages to tailor your Travel Guard travel insurance plan to your exact needs. 

How much is a travel insurance plan for a trip to Poland?

On average, a travel insurance plan costs between 5-7% of the total cost of your trip. There are several factors which come into play when pricing your plan, such as the product you select and the number of travelers in your party. For more details on pricing, check out our article on how much travel insurance costs.

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Poland Travel Tips and Safety Information


To ensure visitors to the Poland are as safe and informed as possible, Travel Guard compiled a few popular questions asked by tourists traveling the country.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions for U.S. visitors to Poland?

For the latest information related to COVID-19 travel requirements for Poland, please visit the official U.S. Embassy site.

Is Poland safe to visit?

Poland is an overall safe country to visit. Travelers who do not speak Polish may have difficulty getting around and interacting with locals, as most signs are in Polish and English is not widely spoken. Visitors should carefully plan their transportation in advance and should learn some key phrases in Polish, including how to ask for help in an emergency. Travelers should also always carry photo identification per local laws.

Crime risks in Poland are relatively low. Petty crime is a concern in cities, particularly near tourist sites, transportation hubs and on public transport. Travelers should be aware of their surroundings and keep money and valuables secure. Protests and demonstrations occur regularly, but most are peaceful. However, it is always best to avoid large gatherings as a general precaution.

Visit the U.S. Department of State website for up-to-date information on travel advisory levels and safety information for travelers to the Poland.

All U.S. travelers should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service offered to U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad. Enrolling in this program allows you to receive important information from the embassy as well as helps the embassy contact you in an emergency.

What currency is used in Poland?

The official currency in Poland is the zloty. Travelers can exchange currency at most U.S. banks before their departure, at a currency kiosk at the airport before or after arrival or at most banks in major cities in Poland. While debit and credit cards are widely accepted, be sure to inform your bank of your travels to avoid interruption. We recommend carrying a small amount of cash in case you visit a small or local market where cards may not be accepted.

What language is spoken in Poland?

The official language of Poland is Polish, and it is the primary language of its residents. However, other Lechitic languages are spoken throughout the country as well. It’s possible to run into an English-speaker on your trip, however, it’s best to learn local phrases, sayings and signage to make your travels easier. To ensure there is little miscommunication, we recommend downloading a translation app that works without Wi-Fi.

Do I need a visa or passport to travel to Poland?

Visas are not required for U.S. citizens who are traveling less than 90 days. Passports with at least six months of validity after your arrival date are also required.

For the latest information regarding visas and passports for Poland travel, please visit the State Department’s Poland country information page.

How do I contact the U.S. Embassy in Poland?

The U.S. Embassy in Poland is in Warsaw. Visit the official U.S. Embassy government website for a list of up-to-date phone numbers and addresses.

What is the weather like in Poland?

Poland has a continental climate, meaning it faces very cold winters and warm summers. Winters last from December to February, with low temperatures and little sunshine throughout the season. While snowfall is not necessarily frequent, the ground stays covered for most of the winter. Springtime lasts from March to May, with cold temperatures and possible snowfall in the beginning of the season and more pleasant temperatures in May. Summer lasts from June to August where the country has comfortable temperatures and long hours of sunshine. However, this is the country’s rainiest season and thunderstorms can happen at any time. Finally, Autumn is from September to November with comfortable temperatures in early temperature and rapidly decreasing cold temperatures later in the season.

When is the best time of year to visit Poland?

The best time of year to visit Poland will depend on the activities you hope to enjoy. Tourists can choose to celebrate Christmas, also known as Pierwszy Dzien Bozego Narodzenia, and experience unique cultural dishes and beautiful decorations for the Holiday season.

Consider visiting in February to take part in the Fat Tuesday celebrations before lent, where you can eat delicious cuisine before the fast of Lent begins. Or celebrate the end of winter in March with Marzanna, a festival in which a straw doll is carried through town and destroyed to symbolize the end of the season.

Take part in one of the country’s most popular harvest festivals -- the Jagiellonian Fair which takes place in Lublin. This festival is a display of the country’s theatrical performances, music and of course, food. Or enjoy the month of September with the Warsaw Contemporary Music Festival to celebrate more of Poland’s culture.

What is the dial code for phoning to and from Poland?

Poland’s dial code is +48 which is used to call landlines and mobile phones in the country. Remember to use the exit code of +11 when placing international calls from the U.S. and include the area code of the city or town you’re calling. Remember when calling internationally, landlines are typically more affordable than connecting to a cell phone so be sure to contact your phone provider for cost estimates and to let them know of your travel plans to best avoid unwanted interruption during your trip.

What kind of power adapter do I need for my electronics?

Poland uses a 230V voltage supply meaning your U.S. electronics will be able to operate without a power adapter, however; the outlets are type E, which are not the same prong type as the United States, for this reason, we recommend bringing a universal travel adaptor which can be used for other trips in the future.

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Other Poland FAQs

Can I travel Poland by train?

Rail travel is a popular way for tourists to travel across Poland. The country’s rail system is both convenient and comfortable for travelers, however, tickets need to be bought in advance.

Can I travel Poland with my dog?

Travel with dogs (and other pets) is possible in Poland so long as requirements are met, such as having the relevant vaccinations for your pet as well as tracking information to ensure you can find your dog on the off chance you get separated.

Visit the official U.S. Embassy government website for the latest information.

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