Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018
Alexander Lukashenka, Belarusian President, on 26 December signed a new contract on a 10-days visa-free entry regime for all international travelers. It has got bigger upon the decree of last year on 5-day visa-free entrance to the Augustow zone in the Hrodna region.
The alterations are alongside each other with a February 2017 decree that allows visitors a Belarus-wide, five-day visa provided they fly into Minsk airport.
To note, the newly imposed visa-free rules are valid from 2018. It allows citizens of approximately 77 nations to spend 10 days with no visa in the Hrodna and Brest regions.
However, no additional alterations have been made for those travelers who enter the country without a visa into Minsk airport, and can still spend around five days in Belarus. However, they are not able to travel anywhere in the country.
The new visa-free regime looks to be quite a logical carry forward of the process of visa liberalization. Nevertheless, the territorial and administrative limitations on visa-free travel to Belarus still create problem for travelers. Anxiety of the KGB and the Internal Affairs Ministry establish added obstructions for the execution for simple and longer visa-free regimes.