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13 Feb 2017

About 100 foreigners visit Belarus visa-free as new rules come into effect

About 100 foreigners visit Belarus visa-free as new rules come into effectMINSK, 13 February (BelTA) – Nearly 100 foreigners have already used the opportunity to visit Belarus visa-free, BelTA learned from official representative of the State Border Committee Anton Bychkovsky.

As of 9.00 on 13 February, 93 foreign visa-free travelers were registered at the border checkpoint in Minsk National Airport, Anton Bychkovsky noted.

As BelTA reported, the five-day visa-free entry to Belarus was launched on 12 February. The new regulations apply to citizens of 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, as well as Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Canada, Japan, and other countries. First of all, these are the countries without migration problems, Belarus’ strategic partners, the countries that unilaterally apply visa-free entry regulations for Belarusian citizens.

Citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, and Samoa must have a valid document for traveling abroad with a valid multiple-entry visa of one of the European Union member states or the Schengen Area member states bearing a European Union or Schengen Area entry stamp, and also tickets with a return date from Minsk National Airport.

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