Foreign tourists welcome: Lukashenka announces further visa regime relaxation

The work on facilitating visa regulations for foreigners should be continued, Belarus president Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday.

“At the present time, we offer a wide range of recreation options and high-quality services for everybody. The interest in Belarus is increasing. In this regard, we have adopted a number of legal acts to facilitate the entry to Belarus. However, we need to continue this work,” he stated.

If tourists know they face no problems when crossing the border, Belarus will become a more attractive destination, Lukashenka believes.

At the same time, the Belarusian leader urged officials not to forget about security issue.

“For instance, the current migration policy of the European Union, i.e. the lack of real control over the movement of refugees, already has certain negative consequences. First of all, it leads to the growing terrorist treat in the region. Therefore, when making certain decisions we must keep the main thing in mind. It is the security of Belarusian citizens and of those coming to Belarus at any moment. Security is the main priority, it is more important than the money from tourism,” the presidential press service quotes him.


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