Starting November 25, Belarusian citizens can stay in Brazil for tourist or business purposes without a visa for a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of the first entry. The same rules apply to Brazilian citizens travelling to Belarus.
Visitors will be able to make two 90 days trips a year.
A similar agreement between Belarus and Macau is to come into force on Sunday, the Belarusian TV reports. The duration of a continuous stay for Belarusian citizens will make up no more than 30 days from the date of the first entry.
Belarus continues steps in facilitating visa procedures for foreign tourists. In April it granted visa free entry for citizens of the UAE; in August to Chinese tourists arriving in groups.
In October, the Augustow Canal park in Hrodna region became visa-free for visits lasting up to 5 days. Last month Belarus also signed an intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travel for citizens with Argentina.
Visa facilitation talks with the EU are in progress. The sides have recently held technical consultations on the matter. According to the Deputy FM Alena Kupchyna, Belarus is, first of all, interested in discussing a readmission agreement.
“We are ready to undertake the corresponding obligations. However, there is a transition period issue which needs to be talked over,” she explained. Belarus is in favor of a three-year transition period.