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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.

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.
Dmitry Mironchik. An archive photo
MFA: Belarus' decision to introduce visa-free travel welcomed by foreign partners
15 February, 12:37
Dmitry Mironchik said that the first days since the launch of visa-free travel have seen quite positive results. German, Polish, Chinese, Italian and Lithuanian nationals have been among the most active users of the visa-free travel option.
Number of Belarus' visa-free visitors reaches 465
15 February, 11:12
The five-day visa-free entry to Belarus was launched on 12 February.
Germans, Italians make up most of Belarus' visa-free visitors as new rules go online
14 February, 09:32
The first visa-free travelers to Belarus included mostly citizens of Germany (43 people) and Italy (32). Belarus welcomed 16 citizens from the UK and the Netherlands each and 14 Polish nationals.
About 100 foreigners visit Belarus visa-free as new rules come into effect
13 February, 11:45
As of 9.00 on 13 February, 93 foreign visa-free travelers were registered at the border checkpoint in Minsk National Airport, Anton Bychkovsky noted.
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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