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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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Belavia announces flash sale flights to all destinations
16 October 2019, 09:52
The sale kicked off on the company's website www.belavia.by at 8.30 on 16 October and will be over at 8.30 on 17 October. The flights will start from €20 plus taxes and charges for return tickets.
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Expanded visa-free zone in Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast to open on 10 November
16 October 2019, 09:00
Foreigners will be able to visit the Brest-Grodno visa-free area for the period of up to 15 days if they travel on their own, as well as the western regions of the country if they travel as part of tourist groups and their itinerary includes the Brest-Grodno visa-free area.
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Belarusian castles hailed as great tourist destinations
11 October 2019, 16:49
Old castles and castle complexes in Belarus are as attractive to tourists as the Alps in the Austrian Tyrol, Austrian Ambassador to Belarus Aloisia Woergetter said.
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Number of visa-free tourists in Belarus via Minsk National Airport at 300,000
10 October 2019, 15:38
Over 172,600 people have visited Belarus after the visa-free entry period was extended to 30 days (since 24 July 2018). Belarus' most valuable visitor markets include Germany, Italy, Poland, the US, and the UK.
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Growing interest in Belarus' rural tourism noted
10 October 2019, 13:41
“We focus on creativity, because tourists search for new experience and want to see something unique. Owners of estates let their imagination fly,” Head of the Belarusian Association of Rural and Ecotourism “Country Escape” Valeria Klitsunova said.
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Opinion: International forum will help promote Belarus as tourist destination
10 October 2019, 11:27
The forum was discussed with UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili during the 2nd European Games in Minsk. However, the date has not been set yet. The parties considered holding the forum in April-May.
Over million people on Belarus' travel ban blacklist
10 October 2019, 10:57
The blacklist includes 1,142,000 people whose entry into Belarus is prohibited or undesirable, Ivan Podgursky said. He specified that most of the entries have been made by Russia, with more than 138,000 banned by Belarus.
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Opinion: Belarus has all grounds for visa-free regime with EU
3 October 2019, 12:47
“Signing a visa waiver agreement with the EU would show that the European Union is willing to enhance cooperation with our country," Valery Voronetsky, Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives, said.
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Belarus-EU readmission agreement unlikely to pose major migration risk for country
23 September 2019, 15:50
The agreement on facilitating visa procedures is supposed to come into force simultaneously with the agreement on readmitting the persons who are staying without permission. Both documents contain no unilateral obligations. All the obligations are mutual, the source pointed out.
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Belarus, Uruguay to negotiate draft visa waiver agreement
18 September 2019, 18:02
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been authorized to hold the negotiations on the draft document and to sign it.
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