2017-02-05: Elevated levels of air pollution are affecting Poland since several days, due to a cold spell in connection with still air. Multiple people had to be treated for respiratory diseases.
Besides the health risk resulting from the fine dust pollution, smog may lead to travel disruptions. Travellers are advised to limit their outdoor activities and to inform themselves in local media and at environmental authorities about the worst-hit regions. This particularly applies to travellers with chronic respiratory diseases.