Travel Security in Poland

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
There are no requirements concerning vaccinations for international travel. Vaccination against Tick borne encephalitis (Ticovac) is recommended for outdoor stays (hiking, camping) and for professionals in rural areas especially in the North and the North-East of Poland (Russian and Byelorussian borders). To guard against traveler's diarrhea (Turista), it is advisable to avoid the highest risk foods: prepared dishes which are later eaten cold; seafood, meat, fish which are undercooked or badly cooked, and raw vegetables as well as fruits you have not peeled yourself.
For Further Information
Consult the WHO website
Consult the Institut Pasteur website
Consult the Guide du Routard website

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Safety Conditions

The main problem visitors come up against in Poland is theft. Pickpockets, theft in hotels or cars are common, particularly in tourist areas. Visitors are advised to pay attention to their personal belongings when moving around in an airport or station. However, the violent crime rate in Poland is generally low.
Terrorist Risk
Low; nevertheless, police presence can sometimes be noticeable in airports, railway stations, metro stations, outside embassies, schools, government establishments, etc.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Not very high. But the country does sometimes have serious flooding.
Traveling Women Conditions
Conditions are the same for a man as for a woman.
For Further Information
The advice of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Current Travel Warmings of the American State Department
Information sheet on the website of the Swiss Confederation Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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