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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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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.
An Italian visa-free tourist Ricardo Bianchi
Almost 80,000 tourist arrivals in Belarus under visa-free program in 2017
11 January, 17:23
The countries that sent the most visa-free tourists to Belarus in 2017 were Germany (12,700), Poland (nearly 7,600), and Italy (over 6,700).
Belarus may further ease visa requirements in 2018
11 January, 14:35
I do not rule out that this year, in the course of this year, relevant decisions may be adopted to further relax the visa requirements, Vladimir Makei said.
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
Strong hope for Belarus-Russia agreement on mutual recognition of visas in 2018
11 January, 14:02
Vladimir Makei said: “Negotiations with the Russian Federation on the mutual recognition of visas are in progress. The main approaches to this agreement were discussed today. Fundamental points of the document were worked out."
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