The Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travel enters into force on 10 August.
Belarus is among the few European countries enjoying a visa-free regime with China.
С 10 августа 2018 года вступает в силу соглашение о взаимном 30-дневном безвизовом режиме между Беларусью и Китаем. pic.twitter.com/qx3dFG5oAT
— Кирилл Рудый (@kvrudy) July 5, 2018
“The agreement on 30-day visa-free travel between Belarus and China enters into force on 10 August 2018,” he wrote in his Twitter account.
The news was made public by Belarusian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Kirill Rudy.
Both sides have already ratified the agreement on visa-free travel for holders of ordinary passports.
What does that mean?
Belarusians can stay in China visa free for up to 30 days during one trip, but not more than 90 days a year.
The same approach applies to Chinese citizens. Visa-free travel covers private, business and tourist trips.
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For those who want to stay in the country for more than 30 days or engage in educational or professional activities, a special visa is needed.
The intergovernmental agreement on mutual visa-free travel for citizens of Belarus and China was signed in Qingdao in June this year.
Changes and prospects
Meanwhile, Belarus is working hard to develop a comfortable infrastructure for the Chinese guests.
Whether the same steps were taken in a partner state for the Belarusian tourists remains unknown.