Poland vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a flight to Poland? Our travel advice tells you how to best prepare for your trip. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended when you visit Poland, although these are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require, is dependent on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.

Poland is located in Central Europe. It borders Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries. Due to this strategic position, Poland forms the link between Western and Eastern Europe. The climate in Poland varies from a temperate climate in the north and west to a dry continental climate in the south and east. Winters can be very cold, and summers quite wet. This leaves spring and autumn as the best periods to travel to Poland. The country offers a lot of culture and is home to fourteen UNESCO World Heritage sites. Among the cultural highlights are the wooden churches of Malopolska, the Malbork castle and the Gothic Wawel Castle in Cracow. The lively university city of Cracow – with its young inhabitants and historic buildings and museums – is widely seen as the cultural capital of Poland but Gdansk and Poland’s capital Warsaw are well worth a visit too. Poland also offers beautiful nature: vast lowlands, numerous rivers and lakes, mountainous areas and virgin forests – perfect for a hiking or cycling holiday.

Regardless of your holiday plans for Poland, please be aware of diseases to which you may not be resistant. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on what else you can do to minimise health risks. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Poland vaccinations: the most common risks

In Poland, you run a small risk of catching diseases to which you may not be resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Poland and instantly know which specific vaccinations you require.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

In this country Tick-borne encephalitisis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

A healthy trip to Poland: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Poland as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey. 

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips. 

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Poland? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Poland vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Poland? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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