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29 July 2021, 16:54

Around 200 foreign nationals get first COVID vaccine dose in Belarus

MINSK, 29 July (BelTA) – Around 200 foreign nationals have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.

"For the first several days since the decree was enacted, Belarus has vaccinated citizens of Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia on a paid basis," the press service said.

In accordance with the president's decree No. 251 of 1 July 2021, Belarus waived visa requirements for entry, temporary stay and departure from Belarus for foreign nationals seeking vaccination against COVID-19 during the period from 15 July 2021 to 31 December 2022

Belarus has designated 59 healthcare facilities to carry out vaccination of foreign citizens. In line with the president's decree No. 251 of 1 July 2021, Belarus has waived visa requirements for nationals of 73 countries traveling to Belarus for vaccination purposes for five days since 15 July 2021.

To enter Belarus for the purpose of vaccination against COVID-19 (both first and second jabs), foreign citizens must submit an application in the information system at https://vaccination.by/form/index.html and receive a letter confirming the date, time and place of vaccination (name of the healthcare institution).

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