Practical information


Poland is a member state of the European Union. Citizens of some non-EU countries may need a visa. Relevant information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. A letter of invitation can be provided upon request for the registered conference participants.

Currency and payments

The Polish currency is zloty (zl). Its international code is pln.
1 zloty = 100 groszy (gr). There are banknotes: 200 zl, 100 zl, 50 zl, 20 zl, 10 zl and coins: 5 zl, 2 zl, 1 zl, 50 gr, 20 gr, 10 gr, 5 gr, 2 gr, 1 gr (see Banknotes and coins).

Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airports, hotel receptions, banks and in small exchange offices called "kantor". The currency exchange rates are given in newspapers, internet portals and banks (see web page of The National Bank of Poland - available in Polish and English).

International credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Eurocard) are accepted in a majority of hotels, shops & restaurants, and can be used in most cash machines ("bankomat").


The general emergency telephone number in Poland is 112.


SOIPIX collaboration meeting, Krakow 2013
Created by Piotr Kwaśniewski, Szymon Kulis and Jakub Moroń
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