Poland Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



The official language is Polish. German, Ukrainian or Belarusian is also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 National Day (Romania)/ Unity Day (Myanmar) (Tanzania)

05/03/2022 Constitution Day

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/11/2022 Independence Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Boxing Day

Source: Top-mba-universities.com

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Poland (when entering from non-EU countries): When entering by plane or ship: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); When entering by land: 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50 g of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of drinks with an alcohol content of no more than 22% (persons aged 17 and over); 4 l table wine (persons aged 17 and over); 16 liters of beer; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €175.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from Countryaah.com.

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 17s); 200 cigars (over 17s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Polish Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Consulate in Zurich.

Elfenstrasse 20 a
+41 (31) 358 02 02.

Mon-Fri 8.15 a.m. – 4.15 p.m. Consular section: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 09.00-13.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Honorary consulates in Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Klagenfurt and Salzburg.

The consular section is located at Auhofstrasse 19B (Parallelstrasse).

Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 42c
+43 (1) 870 15 100. Consular Section: +43 (1) 870 15 128.
http://www.wieden.msz. gov.pl/en

Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00. Consular section: Mon 12.00-17.00 and Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 08.30-13.30.

Consular Section of the Embassy
Richard-Strauss-Strasse 11
+49 (30) 22 31 30.

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tue 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Consulates General in Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. Honorary consulates in Leipzig and Schwerin.

Lassenstrasse 19-21
+49 (30) 22 31 30.

Office hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00. Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 09:00 – 14:00, Tue 13:00 – 18:00.


Business etiquette

Relatively formal, business trips should be arranged well in advance. Employees in government organizations and authorities do not take a lunch break and instead have their main meal after 3 p.m.

Opening hours

Business hours: Usually Mon-Fri 08.30-17.00. Authorities: Mon-Fri 08.30-16.30. Private shops are open on Saturday mornings.

Business contacts



According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code is 0048. Telephone cards for public telephones can be purchased at petrol stations and kiosks. Emergency numbers: police 997, emergency call 112 and fire brigade 998.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800 and 3G 2100. Mobile phone companies (all dual band 900/1800) include Plus, t-mobile and Orange. International roaming agreements exist. The network coverage is almost nationwide. Buying a local prepaid card may be worthwhile. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. It may still be worth buying a local prepaid card.


Internet providers include SuperMedia and T-Mobile Biznes Polska. Internet cafes can be found in larger cities. Many cafes, restaurants, hotels, airports, train stations and other public places offer free access to the Internet either wirelessly via Wi-Fi or at a fixed Internet terminal. In Kraków and all other major cities, wireless surfing is possible thanks to WiFi routers throughout the city. Some cities and resorts have sites with free Wi-Fi hotspots. Mobile surfing on the Internet is made possible by Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots, which are subject to a fee.

Post office

Letters within Europe (priority letter or standard letter) are between 3-7 days on the way. Poste restante items can be sent to all post offices in the country. Post office hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 9am-2pm. Some main post offices in larger cities are open 24 hours a day. Mailboxes are red.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received via Astra satellites or via the Internet in Poland, among other things.

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