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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.

Visa-free travel expected to bring at least 15-20% more tourists to Minsk
22 February, 16:02
In addition to the conventional tours that travel agencies offer to foreigners today, new ideas are being developed in a bid to bring more tourists, introduce them to Belarus' traditions, national culture and customs.
Interest in Belarus soars after launch of visa-free travel
22 February, 15:39
Five days is enough for a regular radial route, the first acquaintance with the country, a flight stopover, Filip Guly believes.
Minsk travel agencies to offer more sightseeing tours in English
22 February, 14:22
Yelena Plis said: “Minsk travel agencies are now actively involved in the development of sightseeing programs for English-speaking tourists, including weekend tours.”
Yelena Plis
Belarusian travel agencies look forward to Minsk-Tallinn direct flights
22 February, 12:51
Yelena Plis said: “Minsk's tourism potential was presented for the first time in Tallinn two weeks ago. The strong interest in the country and the city was noted. The lack of a direct flight is the only deterring factor. We hope that Belavia will promptly get involved and flights between Minsk and Tallinn will be resumed.”
Diplomat: Hungary welcomes Belarus' new visa rules
22 February, 11:31
In his words, openness and hospitality of Belarusians attract foreign guests to the country. It is important that as many foreigners as possible come see Belarus with their own eyes, he added.
Belarus border authorities: No violations of visa-free travel rules by foreigners
21 February, 12:39
No violations of the visa-free travel regulations by foreigners have been registered since the commencement of the new regulations, Anton Bychkovsky said.
Belarus border authorities: Documents issued in DPR, LPR not acceptable for entry to Belarus
20 February, 14:48
People seeking entry to Belarus are granted entry if they produce the documents which give them the right to do so. This is formalized in international and bilateral treaties.
Alexander Shamko. An archive photo
Belarus to host European Para Taekwondo Championships 2017
16 February, 19:10
The agreement on hosting the European championship will be signed between the European Taekwondo Union and the Belarusian Taekwondo Federation in one of the Minsk hotels on 17 February.
Belarus continues working with EU partners to reduce Schengen visa fees
15 February, 14:14
The draft EU-Belarus agreement on visa-related matters is closely connected with the readmission agreement. The documents are under review and are expected to be signed as part of one set.
An archive photo
MFA: Visa-free stay in Belarus may be extended to two weeks
15 February, 13:02
If a decision is made to extend the period of visa-free stay in Belarus, it will most probably involve an extension of up to two weeks so that foreigners could, for instance, visit health improvement and wellness centers, Dmitry Mironchik said.
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