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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.

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“Some 8,000 people have already taken advantage of the opportunity to visit Belarus visa-free. These figures show that Minsk has every reason to become a promising platform for the promotion of business tourism in Belarus,” the minister said.
Tourists from over 60 countries visit Belarus visa-free
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Alexander Shamko pointed out that the five-day visa-free travel gives reason to hope for a considerable increase in the export of tourism services.
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Today foreign nationals can visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Augustow Canal and Grodno without a visa. We see in which direction to move and what to do to promote the development of these regions, Alexander Shamko said.
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