British Embassy WYD Top Tips


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.

Key Contacts

  • 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

For more top tips and the latest updates from the British Embassy in Poland, follow them on Twitter and Facebook

Download this info as a pdf:

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Visit the UK Government page on WYD for more travel advice


Clare Lewis