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Podlaskie Voivodeship

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Coronavirus in Podlaskie Voivodeship

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Podlaskie Voivodeship

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in Poland. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Poland.

Money in Podlaskie Voivodeship

Currencie(s): Polish złoty

  • 1 Polish złoty = 0.22 €
  • 1 Polish złoty = 0.25 $
  • 1 Polish złoty = 0.2 £

Corruption: Poland has a corruption score of 40/100.
If your itinerary runs through Poland, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Poland is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Poland is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.65 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Podlaskie Voivodeship

Language(s): Polish

Food & Drinks in Podlaskie Voivodeship

5 National dishes: Bigos, Pierogi, Kotlet Schabowy, Żurek & Gołąbki.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Podlaskie Voivodeship is 18.

Religion in Podlaskie Voivodeship

Poland is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 75% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 89.8% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 8.3% (2002). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Podlaskie Voivodeship

Age of Consent: 15 years.
At the age of 15, an individual is considered mature enough in Poland to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Poland.

Poland scores a -1/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Poland are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Podlaskie Voivodeship

Timezone: UTC+01:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / E

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 20.88 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Poland. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

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