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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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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.
Valeria Klitsunova. Archive photo
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 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.
Valery Voronetsky. Archive photo
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.
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.
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