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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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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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Belarus promises longer visa-free period to foreign travelers
6 October, 16:13
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs originally came up with the idea to attract foreign tourists and businessmen to Belarus by letting citizens of the European Union and other countries — 80 countries in total — to enter and stay in Belarus for five days without visas, provided they enter via the Minsk National Airport.
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Belarus, Latvia consider free tours for 2021 IIHF World Championship visitors
3 October, 18:08
Marianna Shchetkina remarked that the MPs touched upon the preparation of highways and put special focus on tourism as they discussed the upcoming event to be hosted by Riga and Minsk.
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.
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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.
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