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.