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Visa-free travel program

Visa-free travel program

As of 12 February 2017 foreign citizens are allowed to stay in Belarus for up to five days without visas, provided they cross the border at the Minsk National Airport. The Belarus president signed decree No. 462 on 26 December 2017 to extend the visa-free travel time for foreign citizens up to ten days in several areas in Brest Oblast and Grodno Oblast as from 1 January.

Minsk. An archive photo
More information kiosks for tourists in Minsk in H1
12 February, 12:44
One information kiosk will be deployed in the Minsk National Airport (it is to open in the first quarter), the other at 11 Bogdanovicha Street where guests will be able to purchase Minsk Guest Cards.
An Italian tourist at Minsk National Airport. An archive photo
Around 83,000 tourist arrivals in Belarus under visa-free program
9 February, 17:07
Some 83,000 foreign nationals have taken advantage of the visa-free entry to Belarus. Needless to say, this is not enough, Anatoly Kalinin said and stressed the need to step up the promotional efforts.
Russia's State Duma
Russia's State Duma ratifies Belarusian-Russian protocol on uniform migration card
9 February, 12:40
When presenting the document the Russian MPs, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov said that the protocol expands the categories of foreign nationals exempted from filling out the migration card.
An archive photo
Belarus plans to extend visa-free program via Minsk Airport to 10 days in summer 2018
9 February, 12:26
Today, the duration of visa-free stay is ten days for foreign visitors to Brest and Grodno and five days for those flying in and out Minsk airport. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be working to extend it to ten days this year, Anatoly Kalinin said.
Belarus debuts at New York Times Travel Show 2018
29 January, 13:54
Belarus' Sport and Tourism Ministry and the National Tourism Agency made an emphasis on the five-day visa-free entry program.
Anatoly Kalinin during the meeting
Direct air service between Grodno, Warsaw under consideration
26 January, 19:24
A Grodno resident suggested establishing regular flights and noted it would be a good idea to develop the Grodno airport. It is particularly important because the city and its suburbs, including the airport, are now part of the visa-free zone where foreigners can stay without visas for up to ten days.
Belarus forwards refreshed mutual recognition agreement draft to Russia
18 January, 13:00
The official said: “Foreign citizens should not have problems with crossing the Belarusian-Russian border while naturally security interests of Belarus and Russia must be observed. As far as I know, a meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow.”
Belarusian Belinvestbank now accepts JCB cards
16 January, 19:18
JCB cards are issued in 23 countries and are used by over 105 million people. In Belarus JCB card holders will be able to get cash in 500 ATMs and make purchases in Belinvestbank's acquiring network, which comprises over 7,300 retailers and service providers.
Sergei Lavrov. An archive photo
Lavrov: Moscow is wholeheartedly against any borders between Belarus and Russia
15 January, 12:40
Sergei Lavrov said: “In order to have a transparent border, our actions should be synchronized. Actions concerning the life of people within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia as a whole should be synchronized, too.”
Aleksei Begun. An archive photo
Belarus, Russia to discuss travel regulations for foreigners during 2018 FIFA World Cup
12 January, 19:11
A Belarusian-Russian expert group will be created to discuss how foreign citizens will be able to reach the football venues and travel in transit via Belarus. Future plans also include arrangements for the 2019 European Games and the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Belarus.
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