Brest And Grodno Visa-Free Zone To Open For Tourists In November

Starting 10 November 2019, tourists will be able to visit the expanded visa-free zone of Grodno and Brest. The Council of Ministers’ resolution was made public on government.by

In line with the resolution, foreign visitors will be able to visit the Brest-Grodno visa-free area and some districts for the period of up to 15 days.

The rules will apply if they travel on their own, as well as a part of tourist groups and their itinerary includes the Brest-Grodno visa-free area.

Belarus Is To Extend Visa-Free Regime To Regional Airports

Foreigners should carry a passport or a substituting travel document and the permit to visit the visa-free area. This permit allows a single entry to and exit from Belarus.

The document will come into force on 10 November. Recall that previously separate  Brest and Grodno visa-free zones were combined into one by a presidential decree.

Five more Grodno districts — Berestovitsky, Volkovysky, Voronovsky, Lidsky and Schuchinsky — were also included in it. One can also enter Belarus via Bieniakoni and Berestovitsa checkpoints.

Foreign tourists will be able to travel without visas throughout the western regions provided they travel within a tourist group visiting the Brest-Grodno visa-free territory.