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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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Belarus drafts 2019 events calendar for tourists
7 January 2019, 21:04
The calendar features over 90 events catering to every taste. These are sports competitions, concerts, culinary events, film festivals, theatrical forums, medieval tournaments and many more.
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Belarus offers online registration for foreign travelers
3 January 2019, 10:30
Since 2 January 2019 foreign nationals and stateless persons who are temporarily staying in Belarus will be able to register at portal.gov.by without having to visit a local police office.
Belarus-Russia visa agreement to provide greater freedom to third-country nationals
18 December 2018, 15:06
Russia has already posted the official version of the draft agreement on its information website to show its commitment to the single migration space and demonstrate the benefits that the agreement will provide to citizens of third countries on the territory of the Union State.
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Brest Oblast health resorts to work directly with visa-free tourists
17 December 2018, 17:08
Since the start of the year, 55 foreigners took advantage of the visa-free entry to the Brest tourist zone for rehabilitation and spa treatment. Their average period of stay was 7-8 days.
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Bjorndalen: Minsk is a fantastic tourist city
17 December 2018, 12:38
“I think Belarus and Minsk should advertise themselves in a better way. The advertisement should be really good because the country is underexposed,” the athlete said.
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Grodno attracts crowds of Lithuanian tourists
11 December 2018, 18:18
Participants of the meeting discussed cooperation in social affairs, the development of education and healthcare systems, and broader use of the tourism potential of the neighboring countries.
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Plans to expand Belarusian visa-free travel program onto regional airports, Russia
11 December 2018, 14:26
The official said: “We intend to enable visa-free arrivals in the airports in Brest and Grodno just like in the Minsk National Airport. We are going to discuss this matter when next amendments to the presidential decree are introduced.”
Proposal to extend non-registration period of stay for foreigners in Belarus to 30 days
11 December 2018, 12:39
We suggest extending the non-registration period of stay for foreigners in Belarus up to 30 days. At present visitors can stay in the country without registration for five days, Alexander Ganevich said.
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Belarus to advertise its tourism services in Netherlands
3 December 2018, 12:18
Belarus' tourism industry will be presented at the international tourism and leisure fair Vakantiebeurs that will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 9-13 January 2019.
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Tourists invited to see ancient settlement in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
23 November 2018, 15:16
Tourists will be able not only to see how an ancient settlement looked like, but also feel like one of its residents by engaging in pottery or weaving master classes.
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