Precautions for travellers to Poland

Travelling to Poland is safe. General precautions are advisable, especially related to consumption of raw foods. As in other European countries, consumption of uncooked meet, vegetables and water, especially in the countryside, can be related with increased risk of gastrointestinal illness. Due to the increasing incidence of hepatitis A, vaccination against hepatitis A is also advised.

The vaccines recommended to persons visiting Poland depend on the length of stay in Poland, type of planned activities, and region visited. For shorts visits in large cities, no specific protection is needed. For those visiting rural areas and forests in North-Eastern and Southern part of Poland, it is advisable to use personal protection measures against tick bites and avoiding consumption of raw forest berries and mushrooms without cleaning or cooking them, when appropriate. It is possible to vaccinate against tick-borne encephalitis.

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Last updated: 15 October 2017
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