Blinken, Mayorkas officially announce Israel’s entry to visa-free program

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lauds Israel’s accession into the Visa Waiver Program on X, calling it an “important achievement [that] represents a critical step forward in our strategic partnership that will enhance freedom of movement for U.S. citizens.”

A joint statement from the US State Department and Department of Homeland Security also makes it official, an hour after the US lifted an embargo on the news.

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