Visa-free programme for Poles in 2020 at the latest - US ambassador

US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher has declared she intends to bring Poland into the visa waiver programme before the end of her term of office, if not this year, definitely in 2020.

The ambassador encouraged Poles to take advantage of the possibility of receiving a visa and thus contributing to the reduction of the visa refusal rate to the necessary 3 percent.

Speaking to a private television news station on Thursday evening, the US ambassador saying she was aware that she is jumping the gun but added she intends to finalise this question before leaving Poland.

Georgette Mosbacher also expressed hope that this will happen this year. Certainly before I leave, if not this year, it will definitely be in 2020, she declared.