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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.

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Corporate weekends in Grodno growing in popularity with Lithuanians, Poles
23 February, 12:08
Travel agencies have launched a new product, namely tours for foreigners to the visa-free zone of Grodno Oblast. They organize corporate tours for companies wishing to celebrate some occasion with a trip to Belarus.
Belarus' visa-free visitors mostly German tourists
22 February, 17:36
The number of foreigners entering Belarus through Minsk National Airport has already exceeded 1,500 since the launch of visa-free entry. German tourists have made up the majority so far, followed by Polish, Italian and UK citizens.
About 170 five-day tours now available in Belarus
22 February, 17:32
The tours can be mixed and matched to satisfy the taste of visitors, who intend to stay in Belarus for three to five days. Any travel agency can use the list to put together a competitive product.
Filipp Guly
VIP tourism opportunities in Belarus unveiled
22 February, 17:29
“Belarusian hotels offer outstanding suites. Helicopter tours are available. Celebrations can be organized for kids using custom-made scenarios. This is why websites of some companies offer the full package of luxury products depending on the season,” noted Filipp Guly.
Minsk
Visa-free travel expected to bring at least 15-20% more tourists to Minsk
22 February, 16:02
In addition to the conventional tours that travel agencies offer to foreigners today, new ideas are being developed in a bid to bring more tourists, introduce them to Belarus' traditions, national culture and customs.
Interest in Belarus soars after launch of visa-free travel
22 February, 15:39
Five days is enough for a regular radial route, the first acquaintance with the country, a flight stopover, Filip Guly believes.
Minsk travel agencies to offer more sightseeing tours in English
22 February, 14:22
Yelena Plis said: “Minsk travel agencies are now actively involved in the development of sightseeing programs for English-speaking tourists, including weekend tours.”
Yelena Plis
Belarusian travel agencies look forward to Minsk-Tallinn direct flights
22 February, 12:51
Yelena Plis said: “Minsk's tourism potential was presented for the first time in Tallinn two weeks ago. The strong interest in the country and the city was noted. The lack of a direct flight is the only deterring factor. We hope that Belavia will promptly get involved and flights between Minsk and Tallinn will be resumed.”
Diplomat: Hungary welcomes Belarus' new visa rules
22 February, 11:31
In his words, openness and hospitality of Belarusians attract foreign guests to the country. It is important that as many foreigners as possible come see Belarus with their own eyes, he added.
Belarus border authorities: No violations of visa-free travel rules by foreigners
21 February, 12:39
No violations of the visa-free travel regulations by foreigners have been registered since the commencement of the new regulations, Anton Bychkovsky said.
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