Visa requirements and Invitation letters

Please note that a visa-regime may be applied to Visitors from selected countries from around the world who wish to enter Poland. In many cases a Schengen-Visa is issued. As a rule Visitors from non-EU contries must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date they enter the Country. ID card allows to enter of the citizens of EU member states. Individuals from countries which require an entry visa to Poland should contact the Polish Embassy/Consulate in their home country to obtain a visa. For a list of Polish offices abroad and for more information about Polish visa requirements, please refer to the website of the Polish Ministry of Foreing Affairs at:

Personal invitations (Invitation letter) will be supplied by the Conference Secretariat, upon request, to participants from countries that require an entry visa to Poland. All requests for personal invitations should be sent on the official letterhead of the applicants’ company/organization to e-mail address:

Please note that passport and visa requirements may change on short notice. 

Travelers are advised to check entry requirements with the Polish Embassy/Consulate.

For any question relating to visas, please contact us via the website form.

Important info

Entering Poland: Entering Poland: Visitors may enter Warsaw using either a passport or (for EU citizens only) their national identity document.

Health Regulation: No international immunization is needed when entering Poland. However, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of all countries through which you may have to pass on your way to Poland. 

Climate: May experiences the typical spring weather in Warsaw. The average minimum temperature (usually noted during the night) is 8.0°C (46.4°F). The average maximum temperature lies around 18.0°C (64.4°F). The amount of rain in May is normal with an average of 58 mm (2.3in).

VAT: There is a variable value added tax (VAT) applied to most items and services, but most prices you see will include it. When it is not included, this should be clearly indicated.

Shopping: Normal trading hours are Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 21.00; in the city center and shopping malls many shops stay open all day from 10.00 to 21.00.

Warsaw Chopin Airport: Warsaw Chopin Airport is equipped with the following services and facilities: ATMs, banks (Bank Pekao, Plus Bank), currency exchange (open from 05:00 am), shops, postal services, lounges, chapel, areas for children, free Wi-Fi, duty free stores

Taxi: There are many TAXI corporations in Warsaw (e.g. Eko Texi, ELE Taxi, Grosik Taxi, Halo Taxi, Korpo Taxi, MPT Taxi, Sawa Taxi, Wawa Taxi). Order a taxi in the way most comfortable for you: by phone, text message, online, by downloading the application for Android or for iOS. Choose the cab suitable for your needs: transportation of a child in a child seat, of a dog on a blanket.

If you would like us to arrange an airport pick-up from the Warsaw Chopin Airport, the Modlin Airport  – contact us. Please be careful. Unregulated taxi drivers operate at Warsaw airports and elsewhere. They often overcharge. Only use official taxis, which have the name and telephone number of the taxi company on the side of the door and on the top of the taxi. They will also show a rate card on the window of the vehicle. Taxis with a crest but no company name are not official taxis

Car rental: You can rent a car in Warsaw Chopin Airport. For detail please visit

Credit Cards, Currency and Exchange: AII major international credit cards are accepted. Foreign currency can be exchanged in Kantor Banacha Akcent (Grójecka Street 95) or Kantor Wymiany Walut (1 Sierpnia Street 46). Cash-point machines accepting major international credit cards and charge cards are available at our university (Żwirki i Wigury Street 61) or Stefana Banacha Street 1a and other streets/ all metro stations/most banks. The Polish currency is Polish zloty (PLN).

Duty Free: There are no restrictions on visitors entering Poland with goods bought in another European Union member country, as long as they are for their own use and not to sell.

Banks: Banks are usually open from 10 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday.

Liability and Insurance: The Conference organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries, loss or damage to property belonging to Conference participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the Conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Mobile phones: When you travel from another EU country, you don’t have to pay any additional charges to use your mobile phone. Your calls (to mobile and fixed phones), text messages (SMS) and data services are charged at domestic rates. Update rates for international calls and SMSs from Poland to European Union countries cannot be higher than 0.81 PLN net / 1 PLN gross per minute of connection; 0.25 PLN net / PLN 0.31 gross for the text message sent. The introduced maximum prices include only international call services and SMS messages, i.e. the services we use in Poland while contacting the user who uses a foreign number and do not refer to roaming services. There are four main mobile providers in Poland: T-Mobile, Orange Polska S.A., Play (P4 Sp. z o.o.), Plus (Polkomtel S.A.). There are many ways to buy SIM cards and packages: in supermarkets, street kiosks, gas (petrol) stations, and official company stores.  Registering with your passport or national ID card is now mandatory when buying a SIM card in Poland. Be sure that your mobile phone works at the GSM frequency of 900/1800 available in Poland and is unlock.

The alternative is the Orange Flex, a service in which you receive unlimited calls, SMSs, MMSs and Internet. You can choose from plans containing internet packages to be used in Poland with sizes from 6 to 100 GB. For example, paying PLN 40 a month, you have 20 GB of Internet to use in the country (3.34 GB in EU roaming). To use Orange Flex services, you need only to download the application, register in it and confirm your identity (no SIM card is required). You can do this with the help of an identity card, passport issued in the European Union, residence card and permanent residence card.

Tipping: In restaurants, hotels, taxis, hairdressers and so on, a gratuity is not included in the price. However, optional tips are readily accepted and a general guideline is between 5% and 10% of the bill, depending on the quality of the service.


For more information vist; for info on culture, activities and attractions in Warsaw, visit

Public transport in Warsaw

Available means of transport:

  • buses (autobus, /’AWt-oh-buhs’/)
  • trams (tramwaj, /’TRAHM-vai’/)
  • subway (metro, /’MEH-troh/)
  • trains (pociąg, /’POH-chohnk’/)
  • bicycle sharing system (check for more info).

Plan your trip using the website:
(also available as an app for Android, iOS, and Windows)

Bus and tram stops have specific names and numbers, verify the number before entering in order to travel in the right direction. Tickets are available for purchase in newsstands, post offices, ticket machines at the stops, ticket machines in particular vehicles, or from drivers. Holders of ISIC international students’ cards are entitled to a 50% reduced ticket price. Cardboard tickets should be validated immediately after boarding the vehicle (look for yellow devices). Some tickets purchased in vehicles are already validated, please check the information provided by the ticked machine software. All types of tickets are valid in buses, trams, subway lines (depending on the length of the journey), for local trains (operated by KM, SKM, and WKD) – only 24 h, 72 h, and weekend tickets. Before purchasing a ticket consult the abovementioned websites for information about the zones (1st zone is in general the same as Warsaw borders). For a detailed guide about types of tickets check .

How to reach the congress venue?

Direct connection with:

  • Chopin airport – buses 188 and 175, exit at Uniwersytet Medyczny;
  • Central railway station (Dworzec Centralny = Warszawa Centralna) – buses 175, 128, 504 (the latter stops on the Uniwersytet Medyczny on-demand only, press the stop button after Banacha Szpital bus stop).

Within walking distance from the following stops:

  • Banacha (10 min walk) – trams end stop and other buses available, check the abovementioned websites for details;
  • Bitwy Warszawskiej 1920 (15 min walk) – trams and other buses available, check the abovementioned websites for details;
  • Pole Mokotowskie (30 min walk through a park area) – metro station, trams, buses available, check the abovementioned websites for details.

Conference Venue – Banacha Campus

The Medical University of Warsaw is located in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. This region of Poland is called Mazovia.

MUW has two campuses: Banacha Campus and Lindleya Campus. MUW students have the advantage of attending classes at these two locations situated close to each other.

Situated in the Ochota district of Warsaw next to the Pole Mokotowskie park, Banacha Campus is enclosed by four streets: Banacha, Żwirki i Wigury, Księcia Trojdena and Pawińskiego.

Located at the Banacha Campus are:

  • Rectorate building of MUW including the offices of the University’s Authorities and all Faculty Deans
  • Didactic Center
  • Main Library
  • Center for Preclinical Research and Technology
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • University Clinical Center:
    • Central Teaching Clinical Hospital
    • Paediatric Teaching Clinical Hospital
  • Sports and Rehabilitation Center


Wi-Fi is available throughout the convention center. ACCORD 2022 is not responsible for any damages or loss of data caused by accessing this connection. Printing capabilities will not be provided.