Decree No. 8 “On the introduction of the visa-free entry and departure for foreign citizens” signed by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January was published at the national legal portal on 11 January.
The document will come into force one month after publication, on 12 February 2017, TUT.BY reports on Wednesday.
Starting this date, visa-free short-term trips to Belarus will be possible.
The decree introduces visa-free entry through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport and the visa-free stay in Belarus for up to 5 days for the citizens of 80 states.
These are 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Japan, and other countries, that are favorable in terms of migration, or are Belarus’ strategic partners which have introduced visa-free regimes for Belarusian citizens on a unilateral basis.
A valid passport or other document permitting foreign travels, money (equivalent to at least two base amounts for each day of stay in the foreign currency or Belarusian rubles), medical insurance in the amount of at least €10,000 operational in Belarus will be needed for the visa-free entry.