Belarus Opens Maldives For Tourists, Belarusians Are Still Not Allowed

Visa-free tourists will now have a unique chance to visit the Belarusian Maldives, also known as chalk pits near Volkovysk, the newspaper Nash Chas reports.

It’s funny that Belarusians are still not allowed to the site.

Starting 10 November, the Volkovysk region along other regions became a part of the expanded visa-free zone and is now available to foreign guests within a tour group.

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The management of the OJSC which owns this production facility has already confirmed its willingness to allow sightseers to places for photoshoots in front of chalk pits.

“The move will not affect those willing to visit the pits in a spontaneous manner,” said Tatyana Andrushkevich, the deputy chairman of the Volkovysk district executive committee.

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Recall that the chalk pits are officially closed to vacationers. The Belarusian Maldives are actually considered to be technical reservoirs – swimming here is extremely dangerous.

The depth of the pits may reach up to 25 meters, there are no organised beaches and water quality is poor since the number of bacteria exceeded the norm by almost a hundred times.