10 Days Visa-Free And Hospitable! Tourist Numbers To Grodno Double Since 2018

Ten days visa-free and hospitable Grodno and its district welcomed 20,000 visa-free tourists since the start of the year.

And it’s only the start of the tourist season.

The number of visitors to Grodno district almost doubled since January this year, BelTA reports.

Over the same period last year about 11,000 visa-free travelers visited the region.

20,000th passengers

A family from Germany, Andrei and Irina Chub with their daughter Anna, became the 20,000th passengers to come to Grodno district visa-free.

“It is a beautiful and clean city, with beautiful architecture. This is great news that it is possible to visit it visa-free now.

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I was born in Kazakhstan and have been living in Germany for about 20 years.

Such a trip is a wonderful opportunity to speak Russian, learn about the Belarusian culture,” said Andrei Chub.

He also added that he would recommend Belarus to his friends.

What to do in Grodno?

Two-day tours is the most popular option for tourists in Grodno district.

They usually include excursions, sightseeing and tasting of the national dishes.

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Medical tourism has been gaining momentum as well.

Since the beginning of the year more than 270 visa-free tourists visited local health resorts.

What is the reason?

Recall that starting 1 January the visa-free travel time for foreign citizens was extended up to ten days in several areas of Brest and Grodno districts.

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It also expanded the territories for temporary stay and increased the number of border checkpoints for visa free entry.

All you need to know about pecularities of visiting the area can be found in our FAQ and responses to them guide.