There are few health risks associated with travel to Poland.
Those visiting forested areas are advised to seek medical advice
about inoculations for tick borne encephalitis, and tick bite
prevention measures due to the presence of Lyme disease. Bird flu
was first discovered in northern Poland in March 2006; there is
little risk to travellers, but close contact with live birds should
be avoided and all egg and poultry dishes well cooked as a
precaution. It is safest to drink bottled water to avoid stomach
upsets. There is a reciprocal health agreement with the UK and most
EU countries, whose citizens are entitled to low-cost emergency
medical treatment on presentation of a European Health Insurance
Card (EHIC), but full health insurance cover is still advised.
Medical facilities and standards of health care are good, but not
many nurses or doctors speak English.