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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.

Bouchardy: 5-day visa-free entry will not increase refugee flow to Belarus
12 January, 16:29
All in all, 641 people requested asylum or subsidiary protection in Belarus in the period from January to October 2016. At the moment, there are 8,000 persons of UNHCR's concern living in Belarus.
Belarus, Russia to discourage visa-free entry abusers
11 January, 18:43
The official stressed: “Together with Russian colleagues we are going to take additional measures in order to suppress any attempts to exploit the visa-free entry procedures and to prevent such people from entering the Russian Federation.”
Foreign diplomats briefed on Belarus visa-free entry rules
11 January, 17:00
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that Belarus is interested in stepping up cooperation in political, trade, economic and other areas with these countries.
MFA: Great interest from foreign nationals to visa-free entry to Belarus
11 January, 14:14
For the first time in its history, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a consular day in social networks on 10 January to provide answers to questions from as many people as possible, Dmitry Mironchik said.
Five-day visa-free regime to enter into force in Belarus on 12 February 2017
11 January, 09:48
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.
Five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 states to be in force in Belarus in a month
11 January, 09:35
Given the decree enters into force in a month after its official publication, the citizens of 80 countries will be able to start using its benefits in the middle of February. BelTA reported earlier about the introduction of 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.
During the press briefing
Belarusian border service ready for more visa-free tourists in Minsk airport
10 January, 18:38
According to the source, the border checkpoint in the Minsk National Airport is ready for any increase in the number of foreign citizens willing to enter Belarus due to the new visa regulations. “If necessary, we are ready to hire more personnel,” said the official.
Belarus Interior Ministry: 5-day visa-free entry will pose no migration challenge
10 January, 17:48
The Interior Ministry will prepare the recommendations on the application of the president's decree for the territorial units, Alexei Begun added.
Belarus expects 20% increase in tourist arrivals after launch of visa-free travel
10 January, 17:41
First of all, our attention is focused on the countries of Europe, North America, and the Persian Gulf. We keep in mind the trade and economic cooperation that we have developed with these countries, Vitaly Gritsevich said.
Oleg Lyashuk
State Border Committee: No limit on number of visa-free entries to Belarus
10 January, 17:11
Foreign citizens can use this opportunity to visit our beautiful country as many times as they want, provided they follow the established rules, Oleg Lyashuk said.
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