Belarus may extend visa-free travel period up to 10 days in 2018


Belarus may extend the visa-free travel period up to ten days by the end of the year.

“I cannot give you a specific date but the matter can be resolved by the end of the year. Maybe even in summer but I am afraid of giving any certain dates,” Vitaly Hrytsevich, Deputy Head of the Tourism Department of the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry, said when asked when travelers, who enter the country via Minsk Airport, will be able to stay in Belarus for ten days without visas.

However, the visa-free travel period will be extended up to ten days after a number of ‘other matters’ are dealth with, he said.

In 2017, Belarus introduced a five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries entering the country through the national airport “Minsk”. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in less than a year the number of tourists increased by 12%. Since the beginning of the year, foreign tourists have been able to stay in separate areas of the Brest and Hrodna regions for up to 10 days.

belsat.eu , following BelTA

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