Israelis with Polish citizenship can enter U.S. without visa

Just over a month ago, on October 4, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he nominated Poland for the Visa Waiver Program.

FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles lands at Reagan National Airport shortly after an announcement was made by the FAA that the planes were being grounded by the United States in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2019 (photo credit: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS/FILE PHOTO)
FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles lands at Reagan National Airport shortly after an announcement was made by the FAA that the planes were being grounded by the United States in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2019
(photo credit: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS/FILE PHOTO)
Today is the first day that Polish citizens can enter the United States without a visa.
Just over a month ago, on October 4, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he nominated Poland for the Visa Waiver Program.
"I have just officially nominated Poland for entry into the Visa Waiver Program. With this decades long-awaited announcement, we are in the final steps of the process which, when complete, would grant Polish nationals visa-free business and tourism travel to the U.S. & vice versa," Trump tweeted.

For the nearly 50,000 Israelis with Polish passports, this opens the door to the US and eliminates the need for lengthy visa applications. The process includes a $160 fee and a personal interview.
Those who have been previously denied visa applications or have issues preventing them from entering the US (such as a criminal investigation) will still need a visa, Ynet reported. This also applies to those who are citizens of countries that have agreements with America.


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