Travel to Poland

Where the Congress takes place?

We invite you to Krakow city in Poland for 20th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy. Venue chosen for the event is Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University - a modern conference and educational facility, nestled in the heart of Krakow, Poland. 

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Find out more about the City - check what Krakow can offer you




About Poland:

Capital: Warsaw

Population: 38 million

Area: 322,575 sq km (124,547 sq miles)

Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Climate: Temperate with mild summers and moderately severe winters

Government type: Republic, parliamentary democracy

Members of: EU, UN, NATO, OECD, WTO and many other

Country Code: PL

How to get here?

By plane: Krakow is perfectly connected with the capital - Warsaw, Europe, and worldwide. Direct connections are available from many European cities (Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Vienna, Paris, London, Brussels, etc.) from:

  • International Airport Kraków-Balice is approximately 15 km from the city centre). The international Kraków Airport is the country’s second in terms of both size and number of passengers,
  • International Airport Katowice-Pyrzowice (approximately 100 km from Krakow)

By car: Many national roads and motorways intersect in Krakow, among others the A4 running directly from the German border.

By train: The city also offers convenient direct railway connections with other cities in Poland (Warsaw, Wroclaw), and Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna and Žilina.

  • Electricity
    230V AC electricity. Power outlets are usually two-prong round sockets. To avoid the hassle we recommend picking up a Universal Travel Adaptor before you leave.
  • Currency
    The national currency in Poland is Złoty (PLN/zł). Many places may accept euro or dollars but ATM's and exchange cffices can be found throughout the country.
  • Language
    Polish is a native and the official language in Poland. Although not a native language, English is one of the most common languages that are learned and spoken in Poland.
  • Important telephone numbers
    112 is the European emergency phone number. In Poland 112 calls are answered by the Fire Brigade, Police and Ambulance.

Visa Requirements

Poland is a member of the European Union and participates in the Schengen Agreement, therefore citizens of countries within the Schengen Area and EU do not require visas. There are several other countries outside the EU and Schengen Area that do not require visa to Poland either due to the visa-free travel agreements. For more information please visit the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the web page of the European Commission

Participants that require visa to Poland should apply for it in the Polish Embassy or Polish Consulate located in their country.

Please note that the travel document (Passport) should be:

  • valid for at least three months after the planned date for leaving the Schengen Area,
  • contain at least two blank pages
  • was issued during the last ten years.

Be aware that the visa application procedure in some cases may take a few weeks. If you need a confirmation letter, please contact the conference office.