The visa-free travel regime will be expanded in Brest and Grodno, BelTA reports referring to Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin.
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“The draft presidential decree regulating visa-free travel of foreign citizens is going through the final stage of the approval process.
The visa-free travel program will be extended to ten days in Brest and Grodno as well as their surrounding territories,” the official said.
The news was made public during the ceremony held to hand over a challenge pennant to Gomel as the best region capital at urban accomplishment on Friday, 22 December.
Later on the ten-day period may be extended, too, he added. According to Anatoly Kalinin, the measures are expected to increase the flow of foreign tourists to Belarus.
Recall that visa-free entry to the recreation park Augustow Canal in Grodno region started operating in October last year.
Now tourists can spend up to five days exploring the park and Grodno city as well, where tourists spent over $10 million during the last 12 months.
On 9 January this year Belarus opened visa-free entry to travelers from 80 countries who enter Belarus through Minsk National Airport and stay in the country for up to 5 days.
Meanwhile, Belarus authorities are considering a possibility to extend the visa free regime for 30 days and even 90 days were mentioned as future possibility.