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25 July 2019, 15:15

Belarus MFA suggests introducing e-visas for nationals of third countries

MINSK, 25 July (BelTA) – Belarus' Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues the policy of liberalization and improving the conditions for visiting the country by nationals of other countries. Introducing e-visas may be the next step, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media, BelTA has learned.

“As you know, Belarus has launched a 30-day visa-free program for citizens of nearly 80 countries. We are not going to stop at this and are working on further steps. We have prepared the proposals for the government on electronic visas for nationals of third countries,” Vladimir Makei said. He expressed the hope that this project may be launched next year.

On 24-26 July Minsk is hosting Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics on a working visit. The foreign ministers of the two countries held a meeting on 25 July.

Vladimir Makei informed that since the visa-free program via Minsk National Airport was launched in 2017, approximately 9,000 Latvian citizens have taken advantage of it while residents of the frontier regions actively use the checkpoints with simplified border crossing rules.

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