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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.

Some 8,000 tourists visit Belarus visa-free since 12 February
3 April, 16:23
Alexander Shamko pointed out that the five-day visa-free travel gives reason to hope for a considerable increase in the export of tourism services.
Decision on including Brest in Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa-free area expected by year-end 2017
3 April, 15:33
Today foreign nationals can visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Augustow Canal and Grodno without a visa. We see in which direction to move and what to do to promote the development of these regions, Alexander Shamko said.
Belarus' Sports Ministry to present suggestions to amend decree on visa-free travel by year-end
3 April, 14:20
The suggestions may include increasing the allowed length of visa-free stay (today tourists can stay in Belarus without a visa for no more than five 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.
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