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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.

Tourists from Netherlands become 50,000th visa-free visitors of Grodno District
21 August 2018, 10:04
On 20 August a Dutch family with a 15-year-old son crossed the Belarusian-Polish border in the Lesnaya-Rudawka checkpoint in the Augustow Canal.
Jonas Berto
Cycling tourist from France impressed by Brest Fortress
20 August 2018, 19:58
The famous Normandie-Niemen Fighter Regiment, which fought together with Soviet pilots against the Nazi invaders, will turn 75 years this year. Fascinated by the history of the fighter regiment, Jonas Berto decided to visit places of military glory on his bike.
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Belavia announces big sale: tickets from €50 only on 16 August
15 August 2018, 17:10
The sale will start at 00:01am Minsk time on 16 August 2018 and will end at 11:59 pm the same day. Promo tickets can be bought only on the company's website belavia.by.
Brest Fortress to unveil new museum exposition in 2018
15 August 2018, 11:46
The Brest Fortress is among the most visited sites of Belarus and the CIS. In January-July 2018 it welcomed 390,000 tourists from over 30 countries.
Belarus welcomes first visa-free tourists from China
10 August 2018, 19:46
Xing Yu, a sales manager in a Beijing company, was the first Chinese tourist to step down from the aircraft ramp onto the Belarusian soil. He was gifted a certificate for a Minsk hotel suite as part of a VIP program.
An archive photo
China expects Belarus' visa waiver to boost tourism
9 August 2018, 17:53
The growing wealth in China fuels the travel bug and enables more Chinese people to explore other countries. Every year, outbound tourism in China grows by about 20-30%.
Photo courtesy of Alamy
Australia's Traveller posts exciting three-minute guide to Minsk
7 August 2018, 14:20
The article titled “Tips and things to do in Minsk, Belarus: The three-minute guide” believes that with the introduction of the visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries (including Australia), it is perfect time to visit Belarus.
An archive photo
Kiev-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga train to debut on 28 September
3 August 2018, 09:39
Train No. 31/32 Kiev-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga will depart from Kiev on 28 September. Tickets will be available 45 days prior to the trip.
An archive photo
Tourist arrivals in Grodno Oblast up by 20% in January-June
26 July 2018, 13:26
In H1 2018, the region welcomed over 132,000 tourists, including more than 45,000 foreign nationals.
No rise in crime expected in Belarus following new visa rules
25 July 2018, 19:16
Since Decree. No. 8 on the visa-free travel came into force, we have seen mostly law-abiding citizens coming to Belarus. There has been a small number of offences, but they were mainly associated with the violation of the immigration laws. We do not see or project any risks in connection with the extension of the visa-free travel, Vadim Zaboronok said.
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