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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.

About 8,000 foreign nationals visit Vitebsk for Slavianski Bazaar without visas
30 July 2019, 18:21
About 8,000 foreign nationals attended the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk this year as part of the visa-free access program, the director of the festival Gleb Lapitsky told a press conference.
About 37,500 tourists visit Minsk during European Games
25 July 2019, 18:30
The European Games had a positive impact on the tourism industry, Mikhail Portnoi believes. For example, the export of tourism services in Minsk increased by 10%. Retail sales and hotel occupancy rate went up as well (by 20% compared to regular times).
Grodno reports surge in tourist arrivals amid visa waiver
22 July 2019, 19:06
Since the start of the year, Grodno welcomed visa-free tourists from 36 states, mostly from Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and Germany.
Minsk National Airport passenger numbers up 12.9% in H1 2019
12 July 2019, 11:22
In H1 2019 Minsk National Airport accommodated 2.2 million passengers. A total of 13,324 flights took off at the airport in H1, which was up 9.8% from the same period in 2018.
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Number of visa-free tourists in Belarus via Minsk National Airport at 244,000
18 June 2019, 16:21
According to Marina Mastashova, a consultant with the tourism department at the Belarusian Sport and Tourism Ministry, Belarus is becoming more recognizable abroad thanks to the visa-free stay which was extended from 5 to 30 days in 2018.
Belarus' Naroch Lake among most popular CIS resorts among Russians
13 June 2019, 18:25
Top 5 CIS resorts include Burabai (Borovoye) in Kazakhstan, Issyk-Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan, Naroch Lake in Belarus, Absheron on the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Lake Sevan in Armenia.
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Belarus in talks over direct flights from America, India to Minsk
14 May 2019, 14:26
When the second runway became operational, Minsk National Airport got an opportunity to handle all types of aircraft. Therefore, now Minsk can receive nonstop flights from long-haul destinations.
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International programs to bring kids from seven countries to Belarusian summer camp
14 May 2019, 12:34
The Belarusian children education and recreation center Zubrenok is widely known as an international children cooperation center. The center's work contributes to Belarus' stronger image in the international scene.
Grodno welcomes record number of visa-free tourists past week
10 May 2019, 14:14
From 29 April to 6 May the city of Grodno and Grodno District were visited by almost 3,900 visa-free tourists. This is a record number since the visa-free zone was launched. For example, in the same period of last year, the region welcomed about 2,500 visa-free visitors.
Number of visa-free tourist arrivals in Brest Oblast up 2.5 times in January-April 2019
3 May 2019, 10:17
About 7,500 travelers from 42 countries visited the region in January-April 2019 using the visa-free travel program. In January-April 2018 Brest and its surroundings were visited by nearly 3,000 visa-free foreign travelers.
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