Not long now, but before you set off, check this list of top tips from the British Embassy in Poland.
Top Tips for Trouble-Free Travel to World Youth Day 2016
Looking after your stuff…
- Take care of your belongings and don’t leave your bag unattended.
- Be aware of pickpockets – especially in crowded areas.
- Keep your passport safe. You won’t be able to get home without it!
Watch out for the weather …
- Be prepared for all weather conditions – Krakow can get very hot in the summer but heavy rain is also possible.
- Don’t forget to pack your sun screen, an umbrella, waterproof and warm weather clothing.
Managing your money …
- Only carry around enough cash for the day. Consider having a money belt and avoid keeping credit cards and cash in the same place.
- Make sure you are able to use your credit/debit cards abroad. Check with your bank before you leave.
Insurance: are you covered?
- Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance.
- Bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you and check it has not expired.
Staying healthy …
- Take enough of your prescribed medicine with you as pharmacies may be closed during events and may not recognize UK prescriptions.
- If you drink alcohol, drink responsibly and be aware that alcoholic drinks may be stronger in Poland than in the UK.
Out and about …
- Try to travel in groups or in pairs while attending large events or at night. If heading out alone, make sure someone knows your plans.
- Make sure you have your WYD registration ID with you at all times and keep details of where you are staying at hand.
- Emergency services 112
- Police (with English-speaking operators) 997
- Fire 998
- Ambulance 999
- Official World Youth Day hotline +48 124 467 333
- British Embassy Consular Section +48 22 311 00 00
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Visit the UK Government page on WYD for more travel advice