MINSK, 11 January (BelTA) – The five-day visa-free regime of entry will come into force in Belarus on 12 February 2017, BelTA learned from the Twitter account of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's decree No. 8 “On the introduction of the visa-free entry and departure for foreign citizens” was officially published on the National Legal Internet Portal on 11 January. The citizens of 80 countries will be able to start using its benefits in the middle of February.
The decree introduces the visa-free entry through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport and the visa-free stay in Belarus for up to 5 days.
Representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Border Committee, the Interior Ministry, the Sport and Tourism Ministry, the National Investment and Privatization Agency spoke about the details and conditions of implementation of the decree at a press briefing at BelTA's press center on 10 January. The decree applies to 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Japan, and other states.