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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.

Portnoy: Launch of visa-free entry to Belarus is groundbreaking step
13 February, 11:17
The launch of the visa-free entry to Belarus for the citizens of 80 states is a groundbreaking step, Belarus' Deputy Sport and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoy said.
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Belarus introduces visa-free travel for 80 countries
13 February, 09:03
Citizens of 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, and also Brazil, Indonesia, the United States, Japan and other states now can visit Belarus visa-free.
Minsk National Airport Welcomes First Visa-Free Tourists
12 February, 18:14
Minsk National Airport started the day of 12 February with excitement as the presidential decree on visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries came into force.
Belarus' border authorities provide guidelines for visa-free travelers
10 February, 19:46
When crossing the state border in the border checkpoint in Minsk National Airport a visitor must have a valid passport or other valid document permitting travel abroad, and medical insurance. Insurance can be purchased on site, in the border checkpoint, Oleg Lyashuk said.
Belarus views decision to set up border zone as Russia's internal affair
2 February, 15:47
The decision of Russia's competent authorities to set up a border zone along the Russian-Belarusian border in Pskov Oblast, Smolensk Oblast and Bryansk Oblast is an internal affair of the Russian Federation, Anton Bychkovsky said.
Russia to enforce border zone regime at Belarusian-Russian border
1 February, 20:00
Border zone regulations will be enforced at the Belarusian-Russian border. Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia Alexander Bortnikov has issued the relevant order.
Belarus, Russia to work out joint migration policy recommendations
31 January, 18:24
We are preparing an international agreement that will help us resolve issues related to the efforts of the Russian Federation to protect its border. The document will entitle the two sides to enforce internal control on their common border should they want to, but only in certain circumstances, Aleksei Begun said.
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Visa-free foreigners arriving in Minsk airport to be checked against Belarusian, Russian databases
31 January, 15:47
“These people will be filtered by the relevant databases,” pointed out Alexander Tishchenko. “All the troublemakers in Belarusian and Russian databases will be checked. This is why claims that any troublemakers can enter Belarus and move on to Russia are far-fetched.”
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World Tourism Organization welcomes Belarus' visa-free policy
30 January, 15:10
Visa facilitation is among the most effective strategies to induce tourism development in a region or in a country, so we are sure that the tourism sector will experience a positive shift in Belarus, said UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai.
Relaxation of Belarus' visa rules expected to pose no problems to Russia
27 January, 17:13
We do not want to cause any trouble to the Russian side by the implementation of this decree, Yuri Yaroshevich said.
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