Useful information

VISA
Citizens of the following countries are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering Poland for less than 90 days: Albania (only for holders of biometric passports), Andorra, Antigua Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina (only for holders of biometric passports), Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (only for holders of biometric passports), Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro (only for holders of biometric passports), Netherlands, New Zeland, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia (only for holders of biometric passports), Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (for holders of passports which include an identity card number), United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican (Holy See), Venezuela.

If a visa is necessary, please contact the nearest Polish Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible, since the Conference Secretariat is not in the position to assist in the visa application procedure. If a special invitation is needed to attend the conference, please send the Conference Secretariat following information: name, surname, affiliation of your institution, date of birth, passport number and address.

LANGUAGE
The official language in Poland is Polish but many Poles, particularly younger people, speak English.

MONEY
The standard unit of currency of Poland is złoty (PLN). Currency can be exchanged at banks and currency exchange offices (kantor). Usually, kantors offer better rates than banks. Exchange rates: 1 USD = 4.04 PLN (10/02/2017), 1 EURO = 4.29 PLN (10/02/2017). In hotels and most of markets only Polish currency (or credit cards) will be accepted.

HEALTH & EMERGENCY
No vaccination certificates are required on entry except for those countries registered in epidemic areas.

In case of an emergency those dialling from a land line or public payphone should use the following numbers: 999 for an ambulance, 998 for the fire brigade and 997 for the police. Mobile phone users should call 112 to be forwarded to the relevant department.

SAFETY
In general, Polish cities are safe cities and welcoming to visitors. However, as in all burgeoning cities, it is recommended that you are on your guard against pickpockets in trains, buses and trams, as well as other crowded places, and avoid dimply lit areas and parks at night.

LOCAL TIME
Poland is in the Central European (CET) time zone (GMT +1 hr). Polish summer time (GMT + 2 hrs) starts and ends on the last Sundays of March and October.

ELECTRICITY
Electricity in Poland is 230V, 50HzAC. Plug sockets are round with two round pin sockets.

WEATHER
Temperatures in Toruń in June may vary from 15 to 25˚C. Usually, the weather is mild and there is a lot of sunshine at this time of the year but rainy days are also possible.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The organiser of the mass public transport in Toruń is the City County of Toruń. All matters related to the issue of the public transport shall be handled by the Department for the Municipal Services of the City of Toruń, while the transport services for inhabitants is supplied by the Municipal Transport Authority in Toruń (Miejski Zakład Komunikacji w Toruniu Sp. z o.o.) which belongs to the City.

The network of the mass public transport consists of:

  • day and night tram lines,
  • day and night bus lines.

At the website you can find:

  • maps of public transport,
  • municipal public transport timetables,
  • fares,
  • general regulations,
  • ticket sales outlets.

ENTRY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
National Identity Card for citizens from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican.

Passport (valid up to 6 months) is required for all other visitors.