Detailed information on the conditions to be fulfilled by foreigners wanting to enter Poland can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSZ) of the Republic of Poland: www.msz.gov.pl/en/p/msz_en/
The MSZ’s website features also a list of foreign consular offices of countries, which have their representatives in Poland, as well as other information important from guests from abroad visiting our country.
www.projectvisa.com is also a helpful link.
The autumn weather in Poland is changeable. We may have snow or rain in November, and the temperature may fall below zero. It may be as well that in November we still have a very pleasant, late Indian summer with sunny sky and more than 20 Celsius degrees in the shade. A current weather forecast for Wieliczka, Bochnia, Krakow and many more places in Poland can be found on the website: www.accuweather.com
The Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Bochnia Salt Mine – information for conference participants and visitors:
- The temperature in the mines is 14-16 Celsius degrees.
- You should have warm clothes with you when going underground. In the case of sightseeing, you should remember about comfortable shoes.
- Air humidity in the mines is 75% to 90%.
- Pressure is slightly higher than atmospheric.
- Contraindications to a ride down and stay in underground excavations: circulatory and respiratory insufficiency, claustrophobia.
- Sightseeing tourist routes, you should be prepared for the necessity of covering about 700 steps in the Bochnia mine and 800 in the Wieliczka mine.
- You will stay underground under the supervision of guides and authorised tourist service employees.
- Smoking and open flames are strictly forbidden in the mines.
- Those who want to go down the slide in the Bochnia mine must wear long trousers and covered shoes.
- Toilets are located on the surface next to shafts by which you can enter the mines and underground, in close proximity to the chambers in which the conference is going to take place.
In the event of emergency situations related to damages to health, first medical aid and an ambulance will be provided for the participants in the conference. All potential costs arising from a potential medical treatment, however, will have to be covered by the conference participants themselves.
Therefore, we recommend buying a tourist insurance before going to Poland, which will cover medical treatment expenses and accident insurance.
EU citizens should have the European Health Insurance Card.
Important telephone numbers:
General alarm number 112
The police 997
Fire service 998
Emergency medical treatment 999
Electric sockets in Poland are essentially of the so-called E Type.
It is a socket with two wholes (for phase and neutral cords), compliant with type C, and one bolt placed between them (but not on the same axis) for the protection earth (PE) cord. It is used in France, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia. It is adjusted for the power load up to 16 A.