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Belarus cancels visa for citizens of 80 countries!

09.01.2017 at 16:22

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Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks with journalists during presidential elections at a polling station in Minsk on October 11, 2015. Belarus holds an election that is likely to see authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko claim a fifth term, with the EU possibly lifting sanctions against him if the polls take place without incident. AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MALINOVSKY

The press service of president of Belarus just announced that citizens of 80 countries can enter Belarus visa-free for up to 5 days through Minsk National Airport!

Visa-free entry will apply to citizens of 39 European states, including all EU countries, as well as to Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Japan and other states.

These are, first of all, countries without migration problems, strategic partners of Belarus and the states that have unilaterally lifted visas for Belarusian citizens.

The new rules also cover such categories of travelers as non-citizens of Latvia and persons without citizenship from Estonia.

To enter Belarus visa-free, foreigners need to have a valid passport or other travel document, a certain sum of money (equivalent of 2 basic amounts, or 42 Belarusian rubles, for each day of stay) and a medical insurance valid in Belarus.

Citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa must also have a valid multiple visa to any EU member state or Schengen country with a mark about the entry into their territory, as well as tickets confirming leave from Minsk National airport within 5 days from the date of entry.

Visa-free travel does not apply to persons coming to Belarus with flights from Russia and intending to fly to Russia.

The decree will come into force one month after its official publication.

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