Poland expected to join U.S. visa waiver program

Getting even a tourist visa to the U.S. can be a long and lengthy process, but for most citizens or nationals of countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), all it takes is a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval before traveling to the U.S.

Citizens of Japan, South Korea, and the U.K., among others, are able to apply for ESTA and enter the U.S. for tourism or business up to 90 days without the need for a visa.

And soon, Poland is expected to be added to the list of VWP participating countries. According to a Reuters news report, President Trump told Poland’s President Duda that he expects to announce Poland’s entry into the program in “a couple of weeks.”

(As always, U.S. Customs and Border Protection strongly recommends that any traveler to the United States check their ESTA status prior to making any travel reservations or travelling to the United States. It’s also recommended that travelers apply for ESTA more than 72 hours before their trip at the latest, just in case.)