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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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National Airport Minsk to introduce self bag drop solutions
12 November 2018, 09:45
Passengers will not only be able to board a plane on their own, but also to use non-assisted back drop. These solutions will also be available in our regional airports in the future.
Photo courtesy of the Sports and Tourism Ministry
Belarus to present 2nd European Games, visa-free travel program in London
5 November 2018, 19:29
The national stand during WTM London will be represented by the National Tourism Agency and the travel agencies Vokrug Sveta, Viapol, ABT-TUR, and Prime Tour. Visitors will be able to learn detailed information about Belarus' nature, historical and cultural legacy, and tourism industry development.
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Belavia announces big winter sale: tickets from €35
2 November 2018, 10:48
A one-way flight from Minsk to Barcelona, Milan, Paris and London will cost €35, to Brussels €45. Promo tickets will be available only on the company's website www.belavia.by starting from 2 November.
Screenshot of the main page of the Augustow Canal website
Augustow Canal gets its own website
24 October 2018, 09:56
This resource is a one-stop-shop for tourists who want to explore the Augustow Canal and Grodno District. It offers exhaustive information about tours, recreation opportunities and all kinds of activities.
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Belarus among top 10 countries of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 ranking
23 October 2018, 12:35
Describing Minsk, the travel guide points to “its impeccably restored Old Town centered around the graceful town hall”, where travelers can visit fashionable cocktail bars and join summer street parties.
Photo courtesy of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus
Belarus eager to step up interparliamentary cooperation with Italy
22 October 2018, 19:59
Close attention was paid to the development of tourism between Belarus and Italy. The ambassador noted that Belarus' visa-free travel program had sparked interest in the country among foreigners, including among Italians.
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Minsk-Baku flights to be available four times a week
19 October 2018, 13:21
Flights from Minsk will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 23:15 local time with arrival in Baku on the next day at 03:35 local time.
Jutta Christensen (on the left)
Grodno welcomes 70,000th visa-free tourist year-to-date
18 October 2018, 14:06
The anniversary tourist who took advantage of the visa waiver program was a 74-year old Jutta Christensen from Denmark. She came to Grodno with a group of pensioners with whom she studies the Russian language at a hobby club.
Photo courtesy of the Grodno Regional Customs
More tourists cross Belarusian-Polish border in Augustow Canal area
15 October 2018, 19:24
The seasonal border checkpoint Lesnaya-Rudawka was opened from May till 1 October 2018. Over 3,000 people crossed the border via the checkpoint, 18% up from the year before. As many as 43% of them were riding a bicycle while another 12% were travelling by motorboat, by boat, and by canoe.
Wang Xiaowei
Chinese girl travels all over Belarus on bicycle
8 October 2018, 19:19
Belarus is the second country after Russia the 24-year-old girl has visited. She has already been to the Belarusian cities of Vitebsk, Polotsk, Minsk, Mogilev, and Gomel. After Belarus the intrepid tourist intends to ride on to Ukraine, then Turkey, Iran, South African countries.
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