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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.

An archive photo
Minsk, Tashkent might become twin towns
15 April 2019, 18:55
The Minsk City Hall has plans to expand cooperation with Tashkent across all the areas and to sign a twin-town agreement, Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Hall Artem Tsuran told reporters as he met with a delegation of the Tashkent municipal administration.
Details of Belarus-Russia mutual visa recognition agreement revealed
11 April 2019, 13:25
It allows fully opening the Belarusian-Russian border to foreigners and removing the barriers standing in the way of those willing to reach Russia via Belarus. At the same time the Russian side will keep control functions in its own territory near the border.
Augustow Canal. Archive photo
Number of visa-free tourist arrivals in Grodno more than doubles in January-March 2019
3 April 2019, 18:06
More than 22,000 travelers visited the city of Grodno and Grodno District in January-March 2019 using the visa-free travel program, which was up by 130% over the same period in 2018.
At the exhibition
Opinion: Leisure exhibition contributes to growth of Belarus' tourism industry
3 April 2019, 16:26
The Leisure exhibition makes its contribution to the growth of Belarus' tourism industry, Belarus' Sports and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk said as he attended the opening of the 22nd international spring fair of tourism services Leisure 2019.
Photo exhibition about European Games in Minsk opens in UN headquarters
3 April 2019, 15:55
The presentation sought to introduce visitors to the upcoming 2nd European Games, Belarus' tourism offerings and economic capacities, and the visa waiver for participants and fans of the 2nd European Games.
An archive photo
Belavia switches to summer schedule
1 April 2019, 11:58
On 31 March the Belavia national air carrier switched to the summer schedule that will be in place till 26 October. Belavia will fly more often to 15 destinations and will launch flights to 2 new destinations.
Photo courtesy of Lev Gelfand, Association "Moscow", Israel
Good prospects for Belarus-Israel cooperation in tourism
29 March 2019, 15:04
The most popular types of tourism among Israelis travelling to Belarus are diaspora tourism and religious tourism. Belarus is the birthplace of many prominent political figures of the State of Israel.
Grodno Oblast seeks to draw in diaspora tourists from USA
29 March 2019, 14:13
The United States is home to many people whose ancestors lived in this area. The region can become an interesting travel destination for diaspora tourists, Vladimir Kravtsov said.
Mikhail Portnoi
Legislation in development to merge visa-free travel zones in Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast
27 March 2019, 19:48
There are plans to establish a common visa-free travel territory, which will include the Augustow Canal Park and adjacent areas, the tourism and recreation zone Brest, the main part of which is represented by the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha, as well as some other territories.
Mikhail Portnoi
More foreigners coming to Belarus thanks to 30-day visa-free travel program
27 March 2019, 19:17
The period of time foreigners can stay in Belarus without visas was increased up to 30 days in July 2018, provided they enter and leave the country via the Minsk National Airport.
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