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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.

Germans, Italians make up most of Belarus' visa-free visitors as new rules go online
14 February, 09:32
The first visa-free travelers to Belarus included mostly citizens of Germany (43 people) and Italy (32). Belarus welcomed 16 citizens from the UK and the Netherlands each and 14 Polish nationals.
About 100 foreigners visit Belarus visa-free as new rules come into effect
13 February, 11:45
As of 9.00 on 13 February, 93 foreign visa-free travelers were registered at the border checkpoint in Minsk National Airport, Anton Bychkovsky noted.
Portnoy: Launch of visa-free entry to Belarus is groundbreaking step
13 February, 11:17
The launch of the visa-free entry to Belarus for the citizens of 80 states is a groundbreaking step, Belarus' Deputy Sport and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoy said.
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Belarus introduces visa-free travel for 80 countries
13 February, 09:03
Citizens of 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, and also Brazil, Indonesia, the United States, Japan and other states now can visit Belarus visa-free.
Minsk National Airport Welcomes First Visa-Free Tourists
12 February, 18:14
Minsk National Airport started the day of 12 February with excitement as the presidential decree on visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries came into force.
Belarus' border authorities provide guidelines for visa-free travelers
10 February, 19:46
When crossing the state border in the border checkpoint in Minsk National Airport a visitor must have a valid passport or other valid document permitting travel abroad, and medical insurance. Insurance can be purchased on site, in the border checkpoint, Oleg Lyashuk said.
Belarus views decision to set up border zone as Russia's internal affair
2 February, 15:47
The decision of Russia's competent authorities to set up a border zone along the Russian-Belarusian border in Pskov Oblast, Smolensk Oblast and Bryansk Oblast is an internal affair of the Russian Federation, Anton Bychkovsky said.
Russia to enforce border zone regime at Belarusian-Russian border
1 February, 20:00
Border zone regulations will be enforced at the Belarusian-Russian border. Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia Alexander Bortnikov has issued the relevant order.
Belarus, Russia to work out joint migration policy recommendations
31 January, 18:24
We are preparing an international agreement that will help us resolve issues related to the efforts of the Russian Federation to protect its border. The document will entitle the two sides to enforce internal control on their common border should they want to, but only in certain circumstances, Aleksei Begun said.
An archive photo of the Minsk National Airport
Visa-free foreigners arriving in Minsk airport to be checked against Belarusian, Russian databases
31 January, 15:47
“These people will be filtered by the relevant databases,” pointed out Alexander Tishchenko. “All the troublemakers in Belarusian and Russian databases will be checked. This is why claims that any troublemakers can enter Belarus and move on to Russia are far-fetched.”
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