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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.

Augustow Canal reports 17,000 visa-free tourists from 60 countries
1 June, 13:15
Around 17,000 tourists from 60 countries have taken advantage of the opportunity to visit the recreation park Augustow Canal visa-free since 26 October 2016. The number is projected to reach 50,000 by the year-end 2017.
Mir Castle
Belarus' top tourist destinations identified
25 May, 19:21
According to the source, the towns of Mir and Nesvizh top the list. “It is only natural. Mir and Nesvizh are stars of Belarusian tourism. Even despite complaints about excessive restoration they represent rich museums and, no doubt, the most vivid and important places of interest in Belarus,” she stressed.
Website for booking Belarusian travel services presented in Minsk
25 May, 18:07
The project is supposed to help foreigners rediscover Belarus as a hospitable and friendly country. It will tell visitors about the country's tourism opportunities and will help develop the Belarusian hospitality industry using modern information technologies. The website is available in Belarusian, Russian, and English.
Decision on extending visa-free travel area onto Grodno railway terminal soon
19 May, 19:36
The railway border checkpoint was not covered by the presidential decree, which introduced the visa-free travel regulations, because communication with Poland by rail was not available when the decree was put together. However, communication by rail was resumed later on. Now many tourists arrive on board the Grodno-Krakow train.
Five hotels to open in Grodno's historic center
12 May, 19:32
Two of the five hotels are supposed to open by the end of the year. In particular, the hotel in Kalyuchinskaya Street will be located in an old building near Sovetskaya Square.
Plans to open Belarusian-Polish border checkpoints Peschatka, Domachevo to bicyclists
11 May, 19:26
During the meeting the sides decided to recommend working out a common stance on allowing bicycle traffic via the automobile border checkpoints Peschatka and Domachevo. The measure could contribute to the development of tourism potential of the bordering areas of Belarus and Poland.
Opinion: Visa-free travel in Brest and surroundings will attract more tourists from Poland
11 May, 18:20
Jerzy Leszczynski said that the relations between the near-border regions of Belarus and Poland are rapidly growing stronger.
YouTube video explains visa-free travel to Belarus
4 May, 12:43
According to the source, the video is meant to raise the awareness of foreign citizens about Belarusian visa-free entry rules. The video is available in English and Russian. The video is designed to explain peculiarities of visa-free entry to Belarus as simply as possible.
Free Wi-Fi time in Minsk airport extended to three hours
3 May, 19:10
In the past users outside the MSQcatering network (VIP and business lounges, the auxiliary premises, the Liner restaurant, and a public catering outlet) could enjoy only 15 minutes of free Internet access from Beltelecom.
Grodno welcomes record high number of foreign tourists
2 May, 18:11
Last weekend Grodno and the suburbs welcomed about 3,000 foreign tourists, including about 2,000 tourists, who opted to visit the Augustow Canal Park without visas. The oblast capital is part of the park's visa-free travel area.
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