Last updated on October 6, 2019
The United States has formally nominated Poland for entrance into its visa waiver program, which makes it easier for Poles to go to America.
President Donald Trump made the statement as he departed the White House on Friday. The program enables on-the-fly travelers from participating countries to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without getting a non-immigrant visitor visa.
The White House calls the move an”important step in continuing to improve economic, security, cultural, and people-to-people relations between our two countries.”
Poland was pushing to be included in the program for years, and Trump government officials had made clear that the decision was expected.
“It is the news we’ve been waiting for,” Poland’s U.S. Embassy said after the statement.
Trump said specifics of the program would be exercised” over the next couple of months.”
“They have been trying to find this for many, many decades. And, I got it for the people, in honor of the Polish people in the United States and Poland,” Trump said.