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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.

Combined tour across ten-day visa-free territories in Belarus suggested
28 December, 15:33
The launch of the ten-day visa-free stay of foreign citizens in certain areas of Brest Oblast and Grodno Oblast is expected to lead to a significant increase in the number of tourists.
Grigory Karasin
Strong hope for Belarusian-Russian Schengen-like zone in foreseeable future
27 December, 19:45
Grigory Karasin noted that as the first step to create common visa space a draft Belarusian-Russian intergovernmental agreement is being developed to enable the mutual recognition of visas and regulate other matters concerning the arrival of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Union State of Belarus and Russia.
Belarus promises longer visa-free travel period to tourists
26 December, 19:58
For now tourists from 80 countries can stay in Belarus for five days without visas, provided they enter via the Minsk National Airport. According to Mikhail Portnoi, ways to improve the existing procedures and terms to bring more tourists to Belarus are being considered.
Hope for notable increase in tourist flows in Brest, Grodno
26 December, 17:14
Mikhail Portnoy noted that this is a long-awaited decision that will bring good economic benefits. Since the visa-free entry was introduced, the Augustow Canal and surrounding areas have hosted over 50,000 visa-free tourists. Prior to the introduction of the visa-free program it hosted around 4,700 tourists a year.
Grodno. An archive photo
Visa-free travel time up to ten days in parts of Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast as from 1 January
26 December, 13:24
Foreign tourists, who come to see the Augustow Canal Park, will be able to stay without visas in the entire Grodno District and the city. Visitors attracted by the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha will be able to travel to the tourism and recreation zone Brest without visas.
Anatoly Kalinin
Expansion of visa-free space under consideration in Belarus
22 December, 19:21
The official said: “The draft presidential decree regulating visa-free travel of foreign citizens is going through the final stage of the approval process. The visa-free travel program will be extended to ten days in Brest and Grodno as well as their surrounding territories.”
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.
An archive photo
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.
An archive photo
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.
An archive photo
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.
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