US ambassador: Introduction of visa against US could complicate current process

US Ambassador to Slovakia Rodolphe Vallee says that if the new EU member states decide to introduce a visa duty towards US citizens traveling to their countries, it would complicate the existing “road map”, which is a set of criteria that countries must fulfill in order to become part of the visa-free travel regime to the US.

"I think the path we have laid out is a good one. It includes concrete and specific steps towards helping Slovaks to travel to the United States without visas," Vallee said during a visit to Košice on September 27.

"However, the process is sometimes misunderstood. As many as 85 percent of Slovaks applying for visas to the United States get 10-year visas. Our goal is that Slovaks and Americans be able to travel without visas," Vallee said.

However, the ambassador was not able to say when the visa duty for Slovaks might be canceled.

Top stories

News digest: Schools across Slovakia are closing

Problems with regional buses in Bratislava persist. Meteorologists issue warnings against snow for Tuesday and Wednesday.


7 h
Illustrative stock photo

Regional hygienists starting to close schools

Schools in 11 districts have switched to remote learning so far.


8 h
Miroslava Sotáková

The great thing about Slovakia is the lack of crowds, says Slovak living in New York

Miroslava Sotáková works for Google and is bringing up three kids in New York.


17 h
Online shopping, illustrative stock photo.

Online scams spiked during Black Friday

Experts recommend double-checking discounts.


29. nov
Skryť Close ad