The duration of visa-free stay for those coming in and out Belarus via Minsk National Airport may be extended to up to ten days in summer 2018, BelTA reports.
Most likely in July or August!
The news was made public by Belarusian Vice Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin at a bottom-line session of the Transport Ministry in Minsk.
“As for visa-free travel, the duration of stay is ten days for foreign visitors to Brest and Grodno and five days for those flying in and out Minsk National Airport.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be working to extend it to ten days this year, probably in July or August,” the official said.
Anatoly Kalinin ordered the managemant of Minsk National Airport and Belavia-Belarusian Airlines to provide the necessary conditions for foreign visitors.
“The airport is major gates for tourists,” he stressed out.
Last year Belarus launched visa-free regime for tourists from 80 countries who can enter Belarus through Minsk National Airport and stay in the country for up to five days.
Mind that for Minsk, Brest and Grodno regions different rules of entry and stay are applied.
More than 83,000 foreign tourists visited Belarus via the visa-free entry regime last year, vice prime minister noted.
Meanwhile, a mutual visa abolition agreement between Belarus and Hong Kong will come into force on 13 February.
The citizens of both countries will be allowed to enter, leave, remain within, or transit through Hong Kong and Belarus without visas for the period of up to 14 days.