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Large country in northern Central Europe, with Warsaw as the capital.

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How to visit the Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ from Krakow?

I'd like to visit the Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ. Is it possible to visit both places the same day? How much time should I stay in each place? What trains/buses are there from central ...
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Zloty cash to Malaysian Ringgit

I have 5,000 zloty in cash. Can we convert it to Malaysian ringgit at any bank? I have asked the money exchanger, they don't buy and sell zloty. Thank you.
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Can I leave Poland before my student visa expires and come back into Poland without issue (after the visa has expired) to fly home to the US?

Similar questions have been asked, but my situation is a little different because I have a student visa that expires at the end of June. I wanted to travel in the Schengen area after this, and then ...
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First Entry Member State Schengen visa

I'm appying for a Schengen visa to go to Poland. I bought a flight with a stop in London UK, so it's not a selectable country in the online form as a "First Entry Member State". Will I have ...
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When you go for a multi day hike in the Tatras, where do you leave your car?

We will be doing a road trip through Czech republic, Slovakia and Poland. At some point we would like to do a multiday hike through the tatras. Since we won't be carrying all our camping gear and ...
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Travel to Ukraine

I will be in Warsaw for a few days and wondering about a side trip to Ukraine. Is it safe? This is not my question, I am willing to take the risk Is it reasonably easy? Google Maps shows a bus and ...
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Can I use an ÖBB ticket for an alternative international route?

I need to take a train from Vienna to Krakow. There is a direct train (EC 106) however it is reasonably likely that I will not arrive at the train station in time to catch it (for reasons beyond my ...
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Can you break your journey on trains in Poland?

As a general question, can you buy flexible tickets in Poland which allow you to get on and off on your route? For my specific case, is there a ticket I can get that will allow me to travel from ...
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Berlin to Szczecin with 49 euros ticket

I have read that Szczecin Hbf is not covered with the 49 euros ticket. This is the route I wanted to take from Berlin: Berlin -> Angermunde (in germany) Angermunde -> Szczecin Glowny (bus RB66) ...
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Can i come back to Poland if I leave Poland just before my visa expires and have already applied for TRC

My visa will expire soon but i have applied for TRC and have a stamp of the same.. I want to return back to India. Will there be any consequence in returning back to the country in the future..?? Will ...
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How to set up a virtual payment card on a phone that a child can use abroad (Poland) to withdraw cash and pay in shops?

I've got a bit of a situation at hand. As a result of a last-minute cancellation my daughter (14yo) has a chance to go on an organised trip to Poland (from Latvia where we live). They leave very early ...
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Public transport to the Brest-Hrodna visa free zone in Belarus

I might be travelling through eastern Poland this summer and would like to use the opportunity to visit one of the locations in the visa free zone in western Belarus, preferably the city of Brest, but ...
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How to get from Gdańsk ferry terminal to Gdańsk railway station?

I will take a ferry from Nynäshamn (Sweden) to Gdańsk (Poland), arriving at 13:00. I have a train from Gdańsk at 13:57. According to Google Maps, it's approximately 8 km from the ferry terminal to the ...
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Do I need visa for Poland with UK refugee travel documents?

I want make sure that I can go to Poland for holiday with out visa because I have UK refugee travel documents. I need help because I try to ask the Poland consulate but I didn’t find an answer please ...
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How can I get by train from Kaunas, Lithuania to Tallinn, Estonia?

I'm going to take a weekend regional-express train from Bialystok, Poland (a major railway station in northeastern Poland, just like two hours away from Warsaw) to Kaunas, Lithuania. Apparently, it's ...
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Restroom signs in Poland

I've recently noticed that restroom signs in Poland can be an inverted triangle and a circle for the men's room and the ladies' room, respectively. These signs are completely foreign to me and I was ...
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Has anyone ever run into issues re-entering Poland under the US/Polish bilateral agreement?

I am a US citizen residing in Poland under the US/Polish bilateral agreement. I've been flying to the UK every 90 days and flying back with no problems so far since November of last year. Has anyone ...
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Self Transfer flight From Baku to Budapest to Warsawa

I have a visa for Poland but not for Hungary. And I want to buy a cheap self transfer flight From Baku To Budapest Wizz Air, then wait for 17 hours to get in another Wizz Air flight from Budapest to ...
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Canadian of Polish descent travel to Poland with Canadian passport

I am a Polish-born Canadian travelling to Poland with my Canadian-born children who have Canadian passports. I’ve been told they may require Polish passports (I have one) They have never been to ...
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Do I need a PCR test for travelling from UK to Poland [closed]

I'm going to be travelling to Poland soon for a week but I can't work out if I need to get a PCR test for traveling? I'm fully vaccinated (with proof) Travelling via air (RyanAir) Filling in a ...
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Are there at present any passenger rail services between Poland and Belarus?

Are there at present any passenger rail services between Poland and Belarus? I'm mostly interested in the (Warsaw -) Terespol - Brest (- Minsk) services, but information about other railway border ...
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Australia transit visa

I am a third party country nationals residing with resident permit in Poland. I have a visa to NZ however I want to transit from Australia by flight. I need a transit visa. I should go to vfs for ...
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Do i need transit visa for 2 hour layover Transit via (warsaw poland) to UK from Delhi? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with a valid F1 visa of UK and I have a flight from Delhi to UK via warsaw poland a 2 hour layover on the same calendar day. However, my airline is doesnot know whether transit ...
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What is the social rule regarding eye-contact in Poland?

Do Polish people in Eastern (historic Russian) Poland avoid eye contact while talking to brown people, or, is it a social norm in Poland? If it is a social norm, is this also prevalent in Western (...
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Currently, is it possible to enter the Kaliningrad Region via Poland and exit via Lithuania?

This has nothing to do with visas. Taking into account the current war, are there any blockades from Russian, Polish and Lithuanian authorities regarding entrance to the Kaliningrad Region? I would ...
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Travelling to EU on Belarus or British passports and Polish permanent residence permit

I'm a citizen of both Belarus and UK and also hold Polish permanent residence permit (10-years "stały pobyt"). The permit card is attached to my Belarus passport (and has "Belarusian&...
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Rail Baltica, Warsaw-Kaunas segment

I can't understand the status of Rail Baltica on the "Warsaw-Kaunas" segment. In the past, it was several times announced "we are testing, open soon". What is the status right now? Are they going to ...
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Can I use my Schengen Visa legally to travel from Italy to Norway and back?

I am an Indian. At present (09/12/2022) I am in Florence, attending a Winter School. I have a single-entry visa issued by the Italian Embassy. I requested for a 21 day long visa (28th Nov - 19th Dec) ...
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What parts of Warsaw, Poland have more risk of robberies?

Is there any public place or neighborhood in Warsaw city, Poland known for robberies, that I should avoid after sunset?
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Can I take flight from India to Poland on German blue card?

I need to go to India urgently for some days and I live in Berlin, and hold a valid EU blue card. Have been working in Germany for 3+ years. My Niederlassungserlaubnis does not arrive yet, I applied a ...
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US Citizen in Poland more than 90 days in a 180 day period

From what I understand, it is legal for a US citizen to spend up to 90 days in Poland, leave for one day, and re-enter for another 90 day period. Sources I called the Polish embassy in New York and ...
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12 hours in Krakow, early morning on National Day

I'll have twelve hours to spend at or around Main Square, Kraków, but what concerns me is that I am arriving at early morning (7 AM) on National Day (November 11th). Will I be able to do anything at ...
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Salt mines in Poland -- differences between Wieliczka and Bochnia?

What are the differences between Wieliczka and Bochnia Salt Mines, from a tourist's perspective? I'm interested in their overall impressiveness and geological and historical significance. It looks ...
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How can I get information about bus lines between towns within Poland?

In the country I'm from (Switzerland), the standard way to travel between towns is by train, which is effective and fast. However, from my understanding, it seems that in Poland, aside with a few rare ...
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How can I look up buses (and other public transport) in Poland? [duplicate]

In Slovakia, we have this thing called Cestovné poriadky (Travel schedules), using which I can look up which scheduled buses I can use to go from some A to some B. Does something like this exists in ...
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How much have eastern Bieszczady Mountains changed over the last 30 years?

I used to trek across the eastern Bieszczady Mountains 30 years ago when visiting Poland. It was awesome. I am planning to be back (this time with my teen children) and would like to understand how ...
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leaving Poland on Canadian passport

I was born in Poland. I lived in Canada for around 30 years and am a citizen of both. I went back to Poland for the first time 3 years ago. I entered on my Canadian passport and only got a Polish ...
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Need advice on USA b1 b2 visa

Previously my UK and Poland visas got refused. The exhibition is coming up in the USA I want to apply for a visa with my dad. Will my USA visa get rejected?
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Effects of being denied entry to Poland

I was denied entry to Poland last February. The border guards told me this was because I didn't provide enough supporting documents like hotel reservations and travel plans. Will this affect my ...
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Do I need Passenger Locator Form for Krakow - Prague trip on bus?

I plan to go from Krakow to Prague on Flixbus. Do I need Passenger Locator Form? Or only EU Covid Certificate is enough?
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Luggage limit when travelling between Krakow and Warsaw by train

I am a student studying in Kraków for long time. My studies have now finished and I will be returning to my country. I have 4 big pieces of luggage (80 cm longest dimension). Is it permitted to use ...
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Bringing an Apple Airpod from Finland to Poland via flight

I am planning to bring an airpod that I bought in Finland to Poland for a friend as a gift. I have the bill and also the packaging is still intact. My question is Do I need to declare or pay any ...
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Can an Indian citizen get a Polish visa from Singapore?

As far as I know, all Indian citizens (and the citizens of the Indian vassal countries) are obliged to get a Polish visa from India. Can an Indian citizen get a Polish visa from Singapore if he is, ...
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Sending cash by Polish post

Recently I noticed that my 100 CHF cannot be exchanged since the Swiss National Bank assigned a rule. There was no way for me except sending by post. Does anybody have any experience. It is written in ...
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Do I need a Polish passport to travel to Poland from the U.S.A if I hold U.S and Polish citizenship

If I would want to travel to Poland from the U.S would I only need a U.S. passport or do I also need a Polish passport? I hold Polish and U.S. citizenship. If I can't go to Poland without a Polish ...
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Rules for entering Germany from Poland? [closed]

I recently reached Poland with D type visa. Now I want to go to Germany by train. I just need to fill out that form or I need to have the test also? I know there is quarantine for 10 days.
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Do I need to quarantine in Poland when I have a negative test after arriving from outside the Schengen area? [closed]

I have a question regarding required quarantine in Poland. There are two websites I do not get which one is correct? https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel Stated that Since 23 January, persons ...
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Is a person with an EU work permit considered a citizen of European Union Member States?

I'm planning to travel from the Netherlands to Poland during September and I'm not an EU citizen, I just have a work permit. When I checked the Poland Gov site for travel, It is allowed traveling for ...
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How to get from Gdynia or Gdansk to Leba

I was expecting a train to go. But, no matter where I look there is no train connecting the two cities. Nor a bus. I based my assumption on https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Gdynia/%C5%81eba which states ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I'm travelling from Krakow to Warsaw in October. I have two options, the bus costs $5 and the train costs around $15. I'm ready to spend $10 more in case the route is scenic. But, is it scenic?

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