Poland Entry formalities
There are no frontier controls at the borders between 22 EU countries. This is thanks to the Schengen rules which are part of EU law. These rules remove all internal border controls but put in place effective controls at the external borders of the EU and introduce a common visa policy. All EU countries are full Schengen members except for Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom.
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are also Schengen members but are not in the EU.
To enter the territory of a Schengen State, third-country nationals must be in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required).
The only document that can confirms identity and nationality and therefore entitles a person to cross a border is a passport.
You will therefore need to present a valid passport or ID card when travelling to the five non-Schengen countries and when entering or leaving the EU at the external borders. Carry them when travelling in the EU because they may be required for identification or security purposes. Be aware that the only valid ID is the one obtained from national authorities.
No Visas are required for EU and US citizens. Visas will be required for participants of some countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Polish territory. For a list of those countries, please visit the following web page:
For the list of diplomatic and consular missions of Poland with their respective countries of jurisdiction, please visit http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/polands_missions_abroad/