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Visa-free travel program

Visa-free travel program

Foreign citizens are allowed to stay in Belarus for up to 30 days without visas, provided they cross the border at the Minsk National Airport. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed the relevant decree on 24 July 2018. The first presidential decree to enable visa-free travel to Belarus came into effect on 12 February 2017. The document allowed foreign tourists to enter Belarus for up to 120 hours without visas, provided they crossed the border at the Minsk National Airport.

Photo courtesy of the Grodno Regional Customs
More tourists cross Belarusian-Polish border in Augustow Canal area
15 October, 19:24
The seasonal border checkpoint Lesnaya-Rudawka was opened from May till 1 October 2018. Over 3,000 people crossed the border via the checkpoint, 18% up from the year before. As many as 43% of them were riding a bicycle while another 12% were travelling by motorboat, by boat, and by canoe.
Wang Xiaowei
Chinese girl travels all over Belarus on bicycle
8 October, 19:19
Belarus is the second country after Russia the 24-year-old girl has visited. She has already been to the Belarusian cities of Vitebsk, Polotsk, Minsk, Mogilev, and Gomel. After Belarus the intrepid tourist intends to ride on to Ukraine, then Turkey, Iran, South African countries.
Brest. An archive photo
Brest tourist information centers to open in Polish towns
3 October, 17:48
Partners from the Polish towns of Bialystok and Wlodawa voiced their interest in opening such centers. Talks are underway with local authorities of Terespol and Biala Podlaska.
An archive photo
Minsk National Airport unveils most punctual airlines in August 2018
26 September, 15:12
AirBaltic had the best on-time records among the airlines with fewer than a hundred flights per month, with a punctuality rate of 88.89%.
An archive photo
Scientists develop virtual tour across Belarus' natural reserves
24 September, 15:53
This virtual tour contains images of landscapes and panoramic views of protected areas of our country. Potential tourists can choose a place they want to visit from the selection of natural reserves.
Chairman of the Grodno City Council of Deputies Boris Fyodorov welcomes the Norwegian tourist
Grodno welcomes 60,000th visa-free tourist
17 September, 11:41
The anniversary visitor came from Norway. The man arrived in Belarus upon the invitation of his Belarusian colleagues.
Warsaw. Photo courtesy of Travelask
Brest Oblast tourist info center to open in Warsaw
5 September, 18:25
This center is designed to inform Polish residents and nationals of other countries about tourist attractions of Brest Oblast and Belarus in general, the visa-free program and forthcoming events.
An archive photo
Germany named Belarus' most valuable visitor market
27 August, 17:28
The number of visits from other countries increased as well. Since the launch of the 30-day visa-free travel Belarus has welcomed almost 12,000 visits. There has been a 35% rise in the number of visa-free visits on the same period a year prior.
Tourists from Netherlands become 50,000th visa-free visitors of Grodno District
21 August, 10:04
On 20 August a Dutch family with a 15-year-old son crossed the Belarusian-Polish border in the Lesnaya-Rudawka checkpoint in the Augustow Canal.
Jonas Berto
Cycling tourist from France impressed by Brest Fortress
20 August, 19:58
The famous Normandie-Niemen Fighter Regiment, which fought together with Soviet pilots against the Nazi invaders, will turn 75 years this year. Fascinated by the history of the fighter regiment, Jonas Berto decided to visit places of military glory on his bike.
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