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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.

Grodno Oblast to open two hotels, three hostels in 2019
27 March 2019, 18:36
Grodno and the Augustow Canal posted an 87.7% increase in tourist arrivals in 2018.
Pavel Pustovoi and Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Spain
World Tourism Organization praises Belarus' tourism efforts
26 March 2019, 12:46
Pavel Pustovoi mentioned the 30-day visa waiver, liberalization of the visa policy, visa-free entry for participants and fans of the 2nd European Games.
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Tourism in focus of Brest 2019 forum
22 March 2019, 10:47
The international forum of business contacts Brest 2019 will take place in Brest on 11-12 April. One of the objectives of the forum is to increase awareness of tourism offerings of Brest Oblast.
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Belavia's new promo tickets on offer on 14 March
14 March 2019, 10:04
A one-way ticket costs €10 plus taxes and charges. A return ticket costs €20 plus taxes and charges. The tickets can be used for flights from 15 March to 14 April (the return flight).
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Positive effects of visa-free travel program in Belarus noted
27 February 2019, 12:38
Over 100,000 foreigners availed themselves of the opportunity to visit Belarus without visas in 2018. This year's number is expected to grow larger since Minsk will host the 2nd European Games in June and a Europe vs United States athletics match in September.
Plans to present Belarus' tourism potential at international forum in Bishkek
26 February 2019, 19:48
More information about trends in tourism development in the country, new directions, joint tourism projects with other countries, and results achieved by the visa-free travel program will be made available during the forum in Bishkek.
Foreigners can claim Tax Free cash refund at 27 Belarusbank offices at road checkpoints
25 February 2019, 17:35
Foreigners will not be charged a commission for claiming the cash refund at the Belarusbank offices located at these checkpoints. The refund makes up 15% of a purchase amount (VAT not included).
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Belavia to launch regular flights to Tallinn
22 February 2019, 10:31
A one-way ticket will cost from €93, including taxes and charges; a return ticket will cost from €178. These flights will be operated four times a week. The flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes.
Photo courtesy of the Brest city newspaper Vecherny Brest
Brest eager to welcome over 50,000 visa-free tourists in 2019
15 February 2019, 19:54
The mayor said: “Thanks to the visa-free travel program more and more people come to Brest and explore it anew. The fact that we saw 18,500 visa-free tourists in 2018 confirms it. Grodno is a good reference point we should strive to match."
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Belavia announces mega sale on 14 February
14 February 2019, 10:35
The tickets can be used from 15 February to 31 March. The discounted tickets are available for direct flights from/to Minsk. The promo is not available for one-way flights.
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