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Five-day visa-free travel to Belarus

Five-day visa-free travel to Belarus

The five-day visa-free regime of entry will come into force in Belarus on 12 February 2017.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's decree No. 8 “On the introduction of the visa-free entry and departure for foreign citizens” was officially published on the National Legal Internet Portal on 11 January. The citizens of 80 countries will be able to start using its benefits in the middle of February.

The decree introduces the visa-free entry through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport and the visa-free stay in Belarus for up to 5 days.

Working group in Belarus to deal with problems of foreign travelers in Belarus-Russia Union
2 October, 15:06
The working group has been entrusted with working out technical requirements and ways of sharing information about visas, residence permits, temporary residence permits and other permits to enter, leave, and stay in the Union State of Belarus and Russia in line with the draft agreement on the mutual recognition of visas.
An archive photo
Visa-free zone in Belarus' Braslav District under consideration
28 September, 17:57
The region is also developing sports tourism. “Russian athletes eagerly go to training camps in Belarus, we host world-class competitions. The recent kettlebell lifting championship has brought together representatives of over 30 countries,” Vasily Zakharevich noted.
Minsk National Airport. An archive photo
German, Polish tourists flock to Belarus thanks to visa-free regime
27 September, 17:23
"The load of Minsk National Airport has increased by 27%. Belarus welcomes most of its visa-free tourists from Germany, Poland, Italy, the United States and the UK. Large-scale marketing campaigns were held, including on the main targeted markets," he said.
An Italian visa-free visitor to Belarus
Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus reaches 52,000
25 September, 15:24
“Belarus has welcomed 52,000 tourists since the launch of the visa-free entry,” Mikhail Portnoi remarked. He said the country is now looking into extending the duration of visa-free stay to ten days.
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An archive photo
Refusal to issue Belarusian diplomatic visas to six Lithuanian MPs explained
8 September, 18:35
“The fact is that the embassy of Belarus has been unable to issue visas to Lithuanian MPs, including Mr Kasciunas, because the purpose of their visit had nothing to do with diplomacy,” said Dmitry Mironchik.
Photo courtesy of MTZ Company
Production of huge picture near Minsk National Airport explained
30 August, 19:37
The entire picture occupies 410x460 meters. It is visible from the aircraft, which are landing or taking off. MTZ's most powerful tractor Belarus-4522 (460hp) as well as a Belarus-82 and a Belarus-320 worked for two weeks on this high-precision project.
Visa-free stay in Belarus may be extended to ten days
11 August, 19:00
Vitaly Naumchik told the media that the Interior Ministry is busy working on the extension of visa-free stay together with the government bodies concerned.
No increase in crime rate in Belarus since launch of visa-free program
11 August, 18:01
There has been no increase in the crime rate in Belarus since the launch of the visa-free entry, First Deputy Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department at the Belarusian Interior Ministry Vitaly Naumchik told the media on 11 August.
Plans to extend registration-free stay in Belarus from five to ten days
11 August, 14:12
“The Interior Ministry has drafted a bill on amendments and additions to the law on the legal status of foreign citizens in Belarus. The bill will extend the period of registration-free stay in Belarus from five to ten days,” Vitaly Naumchik said.
Taleb Rifai
Opinion: Visa-free stay in Belarus should be extended
31 July, 11:48
Taleb Rifai noted that the five-day visa-free program has had a positive impact on the tourism image of Belarus. The results are obvious. Visitor numbers are growing at an impressive pace. This means that was the right decision to make, the expert said.
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