Poland Health and Safety
There are very few health risks associated with travelling to Poland. Travellers are advised to get inoculated against tick-borne encephalitis before visiting forested areas. Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are also recommended. Bird Flu was discovered in the country in 2006; however, it does not pose any serious risks to travellers. Close contact with domestic, caged and wild birds should be avoided and all poultry and egg dishes should be well cooked. Water from the mains may cause abdominal upsets; hence, it is best to consume bottled water.
Citizens of UK and most EU countries are entitled to low-cost medical treatment.
Although Poland is a relatively safe country, travellers are advised to maintain a little caution. Tourists should be alert to the risk of robbery in tourist areas in large cities, particularly in the vicinity of hotels, markets, banks and railway stations. Avoid walking alone at night.