Two Years Of Visa-Free Travel In Belarus In Infographics

Exactly two years ago Belarus opened visa-free entry to citizens of 80 countries via Minsk National Airport. The news came as a bombshell and spread like a wildfire. As early as 12 February, the first visa-free tourists landed in Minsk. They were heartily greeted with flowers and smiling journalists.  Officials called it a real breakthrough, predicting a 15–20% increase in tourist inflows. A year later visa-free stay was extended to up to 30 days.  Did Belarus see crowds of tourists? How did they arrive and where did they come from? Two years of visa-free travel via the airport brought the country 189,000 tourists or … Continue reading Two Years Of Visa-Free Travel In Belarus In Infographics