The Secretary of Homeland Security, designated Poland into the Visa Waiver Program after determining it met all program requirements. Poland’s participation in VWP goes into effect on November 11, 2019. Polish nationals can now apply to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a U.S. visa. Prospective travelers will have to obtain an approved travel authorization prior to their travel to the United States. Applications should be made at least 72 hours in advance of travel through the Department of Homeland Security Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).