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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.

Augustow Canal. An archive photo
Grodno attracts crowds of Lithuanian tourists
11 December 2018, 18:18
Participants of the meeting discussed cooperation in social affairs, the development of education and healthcare systems, and broader use of the tourism potential of the neighboring countries.
An archive photo
Plans to expand Belarusian visa-free travel program onto regional airports, Russia
11 December 2018, 14:26
The official said: “We intend to enable visa-free arrivals in the airports in Brest and Grodno just like in the Minsk National Airport. We are going to discuss this matter when next amendments to the presidential decree are introduced.”
Proposal to extend non-registration period of stay for foreigners in Belarus to 30 days
11 December 2018, 12:39
We suggest extending the non-registration period of stay for foreigners in Belarus up to 30 days. At present visitors can stay in the country without registration for five days, Alexander Ganevich said.
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Belarus to advertise its tourism services in Netherlands
3 December 2018, 12:18
Belarus' tourism industry will be presented at the international tourism and leisure fair Vakantiebeurs that will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 9-13 January 2019.
Photos courtesy of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park
Tourists invited to see ancient settlement in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
23 November 2018, 15:16
Tourists will be able not only to see how an ancient settlement looked like, but also feel like one of its residents by engaging in pottery or weaving master classes.
The session in progress
No decisions made to set up checkpoints at Belarusian-Russian border
21 November 2018, 12:43
The official said: “No decisions have been made. Meticulous, rather intensive work is in progress to get the mutual visa recognition agreement approved. It is up to the ministries of foreign affairs and all the relevant agencies to decide what organizational measures this process will be accompanied with.”
Sergei Kovalchuk and Mario Giorgio Stefano Baldi. Photo courtesy of Belarus' Sport and Tourism Ministry
More Italians take advantage of Belarus' visa-free program
21 November 2018, 10:03
The Italian ambassador praised the initiative of the Belarusian authorities to increase visa-free stay in the country up to 30 days.
Belarusian border guard unaware of international border checkpoint at Russian border
15 November 2018, 13:47
The spokesman said: “Officially via channels established as part of cooperation between the Belarusian and Russian border services the State Border Committee has received no information that an international border crossing has been opened in Krasnaya Gorka."
Minsk
Minsk Card to feature over 1,000 facilities by new tourist season
14 November 2018, 15:08
By the start of the new tourist season, the Minsk Card will incorporate over 1,000 museums, galleries, retail outlets, rentals, and hotels of Belarus, The number of museums and galleries rose from 55 to over 90.
An archive photo
Brest Oblast tourism industry to be presented at TT Warsaw travel fair
14 November 2018, 09:09
The delegation of Brest Oblast will include representatives of the regional tourism authority, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, health resorts Nadzeya (Zhabinka District) and Ruzhansky (Pruzhany District), Hermitage Hotel.
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