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Visa-free travel program

Visa-free travel program

Foreign citizens are allowed to stay in Belarus for up to 30 days without visas, provided they cross the border at the Minsk National Airport. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed the relevant decree on 24 July 2018. The first presidential decree to enable visa-free travel to Belarus came into effect on 12 February 2017. The document allowed foreign tourists to enter Belarus for up to 120 hours without visas, provided they crossed the border at the Minsk National Airport.

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Belarus in talks over direct flights from America, India to Minsk
14 May 2019, 14:26
When the second runway became operational, Minsk National Airport got an opportunity to handle all types of aircraft. Therefore, now Minsk can receive nonstop flights from long-haul destinations.
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International programs to bring kids from seven countries to Belarusian summer camp
14 May 2019, 12:34
The Belarusian children education and recreation center Zubrenok is widely known as an international children cooperation center. The center's work contributes to Belarus' stronger image in the international scene.
Grodno welcomes record number of visa-free tourists past week
10 May 2019, 14:14
From 29 April to 6 May the city of Grodno and Grodno District were visited by almost 3,900 visa-free tourists. This is a record number since the visa-free zone was launched. For example, in the same period of last year, the region welcomed about 2,500 visa-free visitors.
Minsk Card. Cities&Regions of Belarus project will be launched in regions
17 April 2019, 18:35
The project features over 500 facilities all over Belarus. Several types and formats of such tourist passes are available. A special tourist card has been developed for the 2nd European Games.
Details of Belarus-Russia mutual visa recognition agreement revealed
11 April 2019, 13:25
It allows fully opening the Belarusian-Russian border to foreigners and removing the barriers standing in the way of those willing to reach Russia via Belarus. At the same time the Russian side will keep control functions in its own territory near the border.
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Belavia switches to summer schedule
1 April 2019, 11:58
On 31 March the Belavia national air carrier switched to the summer schedule that will be in place till 26 October. Belavia will fly more often to 15 destinations and will launch flights to 2 new destinations.
Grodno Oblast seeks to draw in diaspora tourists from USA
29 March 2019, 14:13
The United States is home to many people whose ancestors lived in this area. The region can become an interesting travel destination for diaspora tourists, Vladimir Kravtsov said.
Mikhail Portnoi
Legislation in development to merge visa-free travel zones in Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast
27 March 2019, 19:48
There are plans to establish a common visa-free travel territory, which will include the Augustow Canal Park and adjacent areas, the tourism and recreation zone Brest, the main part of which is represented by the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha, as well as some other territories.
Mikhail Portnoi
More foreigners coming to Belarus thanks to 30-day visa-free travel program
27 March 2019, 19:17
The period of time foreigners can stay in Belarus without visas was increased up to 30 days in July 2018, provided they enter and leave the country via the Minsk National Airport.
Grodno Oblast to open two hotels, three hostels in 2019
27 March 2019, 18:36
Grodno and the Augustow Canal posted an 87.7% increase in tourist arrivals in 2018.
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