Frequently Asked Questions

What is the currency in Poland ?
The currency in Poland is the Polish Zloty (PLN). The 1 PLN is about 0,28 U.S Dollar, and about 0,25 Euro. To get an information about current exchange rate please visit the page of The National Bank of Poland. There is no limit on the amount of foreign currency one may bring into Poland, provided that it is declared upon arrival. Major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard,...) are accepted at most hotels, leading shops and restaurants.
Polish banks offer all the services provided in major financial centres. Currency exchange facilities are available at the airport 24 hours a day.

What are the electricity voltage and the electricity plugs in Poland ?
The electricity supply is 220-240 V, 50Hz. The plugs used in the Poland are almost the same like in most countries of Europe, except United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta. Please visit this page to get some informations about differencies between electricity plugs and sockets used in Your country and these used in Poland.

Do I need an entry visa ?
For participants from most countries a visa to Poland is not necessary, but we suggest you to ask your travel agent to check.

What is the official language ?
The official language of the Conference is English. No simultaneous translations will be provided. Oral presentation and discussion will be in English only.

What about Shopping ?
Most malls (like supermarkets) are open Monday-Saturday between 10:00 and 22:00 hrs. Some smaller shops open between 10:00 and 17:00 hrs.

Do I have to change the time in my watch ?
Poland time is Central European Time (CET) = GMT+1 (standard time) or GMT+2 (summer time) resp

What is the weather in Poland in September ?
In September, the daytime temperature in the Central Poland may run in the range 15-25°C. Both sweater and raincoat are recommended, as there is always unpredictable possibility of rain along with sunshine.