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Currency of Poland is Polish Zloty (PLN) = 100 groszy.
The course of Polish zloty on 27.07.09
1 USD = 3.2024 PLN
1 EUR = 4.5430 PLN
1 GBP = 5.2933 PLN
It is allowed to import no more than $ 5000 in Poland. Goods can be imported duty-free for up to $ 100.
The schedule of banks working day in Poland: 8.00 - 16.00 Monday to Friday and 9.00 - 13.00 on Saturday.
Foreign currency in Poland can be exchanged in checkpoints on the border, in hotels, as well as in exchange offices in the cities. The most advantageous course is in the private exchange offices. In Poland are accepted credit cards American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners Club. You can withdraw money from the card at any ATM, but in banks are also accepted travel checks.

In Polish cities there is bus, tram and trolley-bus transport, as well as the underground in Warsaw. Buses are divided into ordinary, express and night. Tickets for transportation can be purchased in newsstands, shops or from the drivers, but at a higher price. The cost of tickets in various cities of Poland is different and one ticket does not operate in other cities. On each large luggage is also required a separate ticket. You will also have to pay for transportation of animals.
Prices for the taxi in Poland, at day (6.00-22.00) and at night (22.00, 6.00), are different. If you go out from the city you will have to make double payment.

Phones of emergency services Poland:
Police - 997
Fire brigade - 998
Ambulance - 999

In restaurants of Poland people usually leave for the tips no more than 10% of the account’s cost, and for the taxi drivers tips can be not given at all.
VAT in Poland is at 7% (for alcoholic drinks - 22%). By buying more than for 200 zloty you can return VAT. It can be made with the help of the "Global Refund" company.
In Poland, photo and video shooting is allowed only in the areas without prohibiting signs.

All Churches in Poland are opened to the visitors. Shooting here is allowed, except the museums where you should pay for that. Some of the most famous religious buildings are the Church of the Holy Cross and the Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw and Marjatska church in Krakow.

Medical care in Poland is paid, and the majority of drugs are sold only with the prescription. Therefore, it is desirable to have insurance with you.

Also in Poland there are several international service networks: Mc Donald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut and others. Polish cuisine can be enjoyed in restaurants in the old buildings with well-equipped interior.

In Poland there are a lot of supermarkets, working seven days a week from early morning until late evening. Here are practically all products and prices are lower than in the stores. In addition to Polish supermarkets there are some foreign supermarkets represented here, such as Hit, Ledert, Billa, Carrefour and others.

Any information in Poland can be found in the information offices, on the rail and bus terminals, airports and other offices located in the cities.

News

Madonna's concert in Warsaw can be cancelled
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Poland has translated Communist monopoly into Russian
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Entertaining tourist tram and omnibus appeared in Warsaw
Unique tourist program has been launched in the Polish capital of Warsaw. Entertaining historical tram line organized by the club "Friends of the public transport" will carry tourists along the most famous sights in Warsaw.