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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.

The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An archive photo
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.
Aloisia Worgetter (left) and Sergei Kovalchuk. Photos courtesy of the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry
Belarus to tailor tourist routes for Austrian visitors
13 September 2019, 15:46
According to Ambassador Aloisia Worgetter, Austria and Belarus should step up cooperation in tourism. Launching the 30-day visa-free travel program in Belarus was a positive step but she believes that Belarus tourism industry needs more exposure among Austrian tourists.
Alemayehu Tegenu and Andrei Dapkiunas. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Belarus, Ethiopia to sign agreement on visa matters
12 September 2019, 12:38
The agreements were in focus of a meeting between Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Russia with concurrent accreditation to Belarus Alemayehu Tegenu on 12 September.
Patricia Crosby from Canada becomes Grodno's 80,000th visa-free visitor in 2019
30 August 2019, 18:22
Patricia has been to Grodno before. Her boyfriend lives there. She met Vladimir in Tanzania where both worked. Today Patricia works in London and tries to visit her boyfriend more often.
Image courtesy of minskpass.by
Plans to rebrand Minsk Card project
30 August 2019, 14:15
The name of the project (Guest Card in Russian, Minsk Card in English) may be changed soon because Mingorspravka is intent on catering not only to foreign tourists but Belarusians as well.
Belarus' visa-free entry rules for athletics fans explained
29 August 2019, 09:26
The ministry says that online registration is available for foreigners entering Belarus temporarily. The main condition is to enter the country via any checkpoint on the Belarusian state border. The service is exempted from state duties.
Brest
Brest welcomes visa-free tourists from almost 60 countries in 2019
26 August 2019, 18:31
According to the operational data, some 19,300 visa-free tourists visited the city. The number doubled in comparison with the data from the previous year. Poland accounted for 75% of Brest's foreign visitors.
Number of visa-free tourists to Brest Oblast almost doubles
22 August 2019, 18:32
The governor connected an increase in the number of tourists with Brest's 1,000th anniversary celebrations. In his words, foreigners are mostly attracted by event tourism (sports competitions and festivals).
An archive photo
International visitation to Belarus up 62% on the back of visa waiver
22 August 2019, 09:00
For the seven months this year about 174,000 travelers came to Belarus via Minsk National Airport and the visa-free zones around Brest and Grodno. This is 62% higher than in the seven months of 2018.
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