Post Eagle Newspaper


Sep 28, 2023

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Poles Began Visa-Free Travel
On Independence Day

Starting November 11th, Polish visitors began traveling to America without  applying and paying for US visas at consulates in Warsaw and Kraków. On the basis of their passport they are now able to spend up to 90 day in the USA as tourists or business people. The starting date was obviously chosen to coincide with the Independence Day holiday, the anniversary  of Poland’s 1918 re-emergence after 123 of foreign occupation. “The inclusion of Poland into the Visa Waiver Program is a testament to the special relationship that exists between our two countries,” noted Acting Homeland Security chief   Kevin McAleenan. “The primary goal of the program is to encourage travel while increasing security,”he added. Information on electronic travel authorization can be found here: