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Poland Currency
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Zloty (Zl) = 100 groszy

Polish notes are in denominations of Zl200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. New coins are in denominations of Zl5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 groszy.

Currency exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at hotels, all border crossing points and bureaux de change, some of which are open 24 hours. Cash can be obtained from Visa credit cards at banks.

Credit & debit cards

American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa are accepted in larger establishments. Check with your credit or debit card company for more details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques are readily exchanged. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers should take travellers cheques in Pounds Sterling.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Zloty against Sterling and the US Dollar:
Date Nov '07
£1.00=
5.20731
$1.00=
2.49810
Currency restrictions

Import of local currency is allowed up to the equivalent of €10,000. The import of foreign currencies exceeding €10,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible currency should be declared.

Non-residents and residents are allowed to export local currency up to the equivalent of €10,000. Residents are permitted to export foreign currencies up to the equivalent of €10,000. Higher amounts can be exported with permission of the Bank of Poland. The export of foreign currencies exceeding €10,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible currency by non-residents should be declared. Gold and platinum, metal and articles of gold, are subject to special regulations.

Banking hours

Monday-Friday 0900-1600, Saturday 0900-1300 in main cities. In smaller towns, banking hours are limited.
Useful travel links
MasterCard ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts MasterCard
Oanda International Currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards