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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 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.
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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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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.
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