Unified Brest And Grodno Visa-Free Zone May Appear In Belarus

Belarus may create a visa-free zone in Brest and Grodno Oblast in the near future.

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The information was made public by Vitaly Gritsevich, Deputy Chairman of the Tourism Department of Belarus’ Sports and Tourism Ministry,  on 22 March.

“In late 2016 the visa-free zone was introduced in the Augustow Canal. A year later this area was expanded.

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The visa-free zone was also expanded in Brest. Earlier, it was limited to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

Now, this zone included other regions. It is highly possible that the two zones will be united in one,” he said.

Brest And Grodno 10 Days Visa-Free Regime. All You Need To Know

However, the exact date when the changes of visa regulations may be approved or will come into force was not announced.

Meanwhile, the Sports and Tourism Ministry is considering the ways of expanding visa-free zone to ten days in Minsk.

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Recall that a five-day visa-free regime for tourists from 80 countries who can enter Belarus via Minsk National Airport was launched in Belarus last year.

Watch video to see what visa-free tourists liked or disliked most during their trips to various Belarusian cities.

Mind that for Minsk, Brest and Grodno regions (where free visa stay was extended to ten day) different rules are applied.

More than 83,000 foreign tourists visited Belarus last year, increasing the budget of Minsk by 35%.

Source: BelTA