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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.

Viktor Liskovich presents gifts to the Chmielewski family
Grodno reaches 50,000 visa-free tourists milestone
20 December, 19:00
A Belarus president decree went into force on 26 October 2016 to allow foreigners to visit Grodno, Augustow Canal, and some areas in Grodno District without visas for five days. Grodno Oblast has spoken in favor of extending the decree's duration.
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Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus exceeds 76,500
18 December, 18:12
As of 18 December, over 76,500 foreign citizens have visited Belarus using the visa-free entry. From 1,000 to 1,500 visa-free foreign tourists arrive in Belarus daily. The overwhelming majority of them comply with the terms of stay.
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Belarusian foreign minister mentions 90-day visa-free travel program as future possibility
11 December, 12:55
When asked about prospects of extending the current five-day visa-free travel option up to 90 days, Vladimir Makei said: “I cannot rule it out”. The official reminded that Belarus had signed a number of agreements on visa-free stay for 30 days.
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Belarus plans to extend visa-free program to 10 days in 2018
8 December, 16:52
Alexander Ganevich voiced the plans to extend the visa-free stay to 10 days for those arriving in Belarus via the Minsk National Airport, to 30 days for the duration of the 2019 European Games, and then to expand the program to cover all border checkpoints.
Over 54,000 visa-free tourists visit Belarus in 2017
28 November, 16:07
In 2017 over 54,000 foreign nationals from 67 countries took advantage of the five-day visa-free program and came to visit Belarus.
Fionna Gibb. An archive photo
British companies become increasingly interested in Belarus
3 November, 12:28
The ambassador noted that trade is one of the key engines of economic development. The UK is an important partner of Belarus, the third export market after Russia and Ukraine. The interest of British companies in Belarus is on the rise.
Grodno. An archive photo
Visa-free tourists generate over $10m in Belarus' Grodno over past year
26 October, 15:55
This day a year ago, a visa-free travel program was launched in Grodno and the Augustow Canal Park. Since then, over 43,000 tourists from 65 countries have visited the oblast center and surroundings.
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Makei does not rule out extension of visa-free stay in Belarus to 30 days
24 October, 16:38
The minister recalled that in 2017 a five-day visa-free travel program was launched in Belarus for citizens of 80 countries, including the EU member states.
Tourists from 68 countries visit Minsk visa-free
23 October, 13:26
The biggest numbers of tourists came from Germany, Poland, Italy, the United States and the UK.
No visa-free foreigners from Belarus deported from Russia yet
20 October, 19:08
Aleksei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Interior Ministry, underlined that together with colleagues from the Russian Federation they had established effective interaction and control with regard to the foreigners, who arrive in Belarus using the visa-free procedure.
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