US envoy Julie Fisher says she is unable to travel to Minsk due to lack of Belarusian visa
In an interview with Kera News, US diplomat Julie Fisher spoke about her plans to come to Belarus, discussed the feasibility of her meeting with opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and gave her opinion on Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s currently being in power.
MEPs urge European Commission to reduce EU visa fee for Belarusians ‘to symbolic amount’.
Twenty members of the European Parliament have addressed European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, seeking to bring his attention to the importance of ‘deepening people to people contacts between citizens of Belarus and the EU member states’.
Foreign Ministry warns Belarusians about responsibility when going abroad
Countries may impose new restrictions due to coronavirus.
Belarusian low-cost airline planned for Hrodna
The pandemic has intervened in negotiations with Wizz Air.
EU visa fee down to €35 but borders still closed
Since February, they’ve cost €80
Lukashenka: ‘You left for Poland? Stay there until the pandemic ends’.
On March 21, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka instructed officials to tackle the problems of Belarusian citizens returning from South Asian countries.
Russia to suspend Chinese citizens’ entry to country
Russia is suspending the entry of Chinese citizens to the country, state-run news agency TASS reports with reference to the secretariat of Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.
Coronavirus affects Belarusian businesses differently
Due to the spreading coronavirus, Belarusian travel agencies have to cancel tours to China, their representatives told Belsat.
Cost of Schengen visas for Belarusians rises to 80 euros
Since February 2, 2020, residents of countries that had not signed an agreement with the European Union on visa regime facilitation have had to pay not € 60, but € 80 for Schengen visas.
Sparkly Georgian indulges in Belarusian folk dance
Givi Kbilashvili has been living in Minsk for nearly three years. He is a dancer and choreographer of the Georgian ballet Lelo. To expand his repertoire, Givi goes to the Pyatrovitsa Traditional Culture Festival in Luban district. Our Georgian guest is a real pro, but will he be able to take over the Belarusian style of dancing?
Italian banker fascinated by Belarusian provincial life
Italian banker Roberto had always dreamed of feeling the atmosphere of Belarusian life in the province, as well as being at a village disco. To do this, the “Welcome to Belarus” team took him to the village of Zaversha, near Drahichyn, in Palessye. They stopped in the local hotel.
German tourist discovers Belarusian cuisine
Going on a gourmet trip to Belarus, vegetarian Anna Steinmann does not hesitate to try country-style sausage; if one wants to grasp the culture of a country, they need to have a bite of its cuisine, the German citizen believes. Watch another episode of Welcome To Belarus to know whether Belarusian chefs and cooks managed to surprise the foreign guest.
Latvian girl learns to be Winged Hussar
“My childhood ended when I broke my spine. I fell from a horse onto a concrete floor,” says Julija Troksne from Riga. But despite her serious injury, she opened her own equestrian club. In order to master the new elements of horseback riding, Julija came to Belarus, not knowing what trials await her during the master class.