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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.

Grigory Rapota. An archive photo
Belarusians', Russians' travel freedom unaffected by Russian measures at Belarusian-Russian border
31 March, 14:10
Grigory Rapota said: “The absence of borders, freedom of travels for citizens represent some of the key accomplishments of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. None of the actions currently being taken at the border has an effect on the freedom of movement for citizens of Belarus and Russia.”
An archive photo
Some 6,000 tourists visit Minsk visa-free
30 March, 18:15
Work is underway to develop new travel programs in addition to those offered by travel agencies today.
Belarus welcomes over 4,400 visa-exempt travelers
14 March, 12:08
The passenger traffic has been growing. We cannot say that this is mainly due to the visa-free entry. The passenger traffic increases from year to year, including through Minsk National Airport. But the new regulations have definitely had an impact, Anton Bychkovsky said.
Visa-free travel hailed as opportunity for foreigners to see 'true' Belarus
28 February, 18:05
Maksim Ryzhenkov noted that Belarus has recently launched five-day visa-free travel for citizens of 80 states. He stressed that this gives foreigners the opportunity to see the true Belarus.
Photo courtesy of Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
UNWTO welcomes Belarus' visa-free travel policy
27 February, 18:34
Taleb Rifai welcomed the efforts of the Belarusian government aimed at visa policy liberalization. He emphasized the importance of the recent decision to introduce visa-free entry for up to five days for citizens of 80 countries.
Minsk National Airport
Sanitary precautions beefed up in Minsk airport due to visa-free travel
27 February, 17:32
An action plan has been put together to prevent infectious diseases of international importance from penetrating the country. Personnel of the customs service, the border service, the veterinary and phytosanitary services, and travel agencies will receive additional training with regard to sanitary protection measures.
An archive photo
Grodno expects to welcome 5,000th visa-free visitor to Augustow Canal on 27 February
27 February, 17:18
As of the morning of 27 February, there were 4,998 vise-free visitors to the tourism and recreation park Augustow Canal and its surroundings.
An archive photo
Corporate weekends in Grodno growing in popularity with Lithuanians, Poles
23 February, 12:08
Travel agencies have launched a new product, namely tours for foreigners to the visa-free zone of Grodno Oblast. They organize corporate tours for companies wishing to celebrate some occasion with a trip to Belarus.
Belarus' visa-free visitors mostly German tourists
22 February, 17:36
The number of foreigners entering Belarus through Minsk National Airport has already exceeded 1,500 since the launch of visa-free entry. German tourists have made up the majority so far, followed by Polish, Italian and UK citizens.
About 170 five-day tours now available in Belarus
22 February, 17:32
The tours can be mixed and matched to satisfy the taste of visitors, who intend to stay in Belarus for three to five days. Any travel agency can use the list to put together a competitive product.
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