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<p>PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Flag bearer Zbigniew Brodka of Poland leads in his country during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)</p>
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda says that Poles will be able to travel to the U.S. without a visa starting next week, in a move by the Washington administration that has been long awaited by the Poles.
Duda said he was notified by the U.S. side that an official announcement would also be made Wednesday in Washington.
Standing alongside U.S. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Duda said that starting Nov. 11 — Poland's Independence Day — Poles will not require visas for tourist or business trips of up to 90 days.
Both expressed joy at the announcement.
The decision has been long awaited by a nation that has been a staunch U.S. ally and one of its closest partners in Europe.
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