PRACTICAL INFORMATION

On this page you will find relevant infomation about:

 

Official Language

Polish

Time

Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of Europe and a few North African countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead (UTC+01:00) of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Credit Cards

Visa, Maestro, Mater Card and American Express are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find a cash dispenser on nearly every corner.

Electrical Appliances

The voltage in Poland is 220 volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

The Climate

Typical of Warsaw and the surrounding area, the temperate transitional climate is characterised by frequent changes in weather, because over Poland the dry air masses from the Eurasian continent and the moist from the clash. The average annual temperature in Warsaw is 8–9°C. The lowest temperatures on thermometers usually appear from mid-January to mid-February (average January temperature is -3°C). The warmest and most sunny months of the year are July and August (average temperature in July is 18°C).

Currency

Polish zloty PLN (1€ approx. 4,5 PLN)

Important telephone numbers

Country code for calling Poland +48
Emergency number 112 is your life-saving number!
112 is the European emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free of charge. You can call 112 from fixed and mobile phones to contact any emergency service: an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police. In Poland 112 calls are answered by the Fire Brigade and Police.
www.112.gov.pl
Ambulance Service: 999
Fire Brigade: 998
Police: 997

COVID-19 News

Poland remains a green zone in comparison to many countries. Over 22 mln people are fully vaccinated in Poland (59% of the total population) and active cases remain low (below 1000 daily). It is worth noting that in Warsaw percentage of vaccinated people is 76%. Considering COVID restrictions in Poland, from 28 March 2022 onwards, all restrictions are lifted. For more information, please visit the website https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

Shuttle bus service

During the conference there will be a shuttle bus service from the city center to the venue of the Congress. You can find a time table here.

Getting around Warsaw

Warsaw boasts a quick, safe and efficient public transport system of metro, trams, buses, night buses and the system of urban bikes.

The second line of Warsaw’s metro system opened in 2015 and connects the two banks of the Vistula River. Metro runs until midnight on weekdays and to 3.00 am at weekends. Night buses are marked with the letter “N”, which run from 11.15 pm to 04.45 pm.

All public transportation tickets can be purchased at ZTM points, in some newspaper kiosks and at ticket machines located in the metro stations, bus stops, as well as on some buses and trams.

You can pay either with cash or by card. Tickets can be used for all means of transport.

You can select from 20-, 75- and 90-minute tickets. Longer-term options include one-day and weekend tickets.

If you use public transportation without a valid ticket, you risk a fine. People over 70 and children up to 7th year of age are entitled to free travel.

Tickets

Ticket prices – zone 1:

Ticket prices – zone 1 and 2: