For years, the name “Belarus” has not been on every tourist’s lips. Despite its pristine nature, rich Soviet legacy, developing agritourism and general safety for travelers, the country didn’t receive the attention it’s worth of. But things are going to change: the Republic of Belarus has opened its borders and is now visa-free for tourist from a number of states (including the UK), who travel by plane.
On February, 9 during a meeting in London AITO welcomed another associated member – the Republican union of tourism industry (RUTI), an organization that consolidates tour operators, DMCs, hotels and tourist attractions from Belarus.
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed Decree No. 300 “On Establishing a Visa-Free Procedure for Entry and Exit of Foreign Citizens”, the press service of the president reports.
The previously separate Brest and Grodno visa-free zones for tourist and recreation purposes are now combined into a unified Brest-Grodno visa-free territory. It includes five districts: Brest, Volkovysk, Grodno, Lida and Shchuchin.
In this region, the period of stay without a visa is increased to 15 days for citizens of 73 countries. In addition, it will be possible to enter the country through two additional checkpoints: Bieniakoni and Berestovitsa.
Foreigners will be able to travel without visas throughout the western regions, provided that they are part of organized tourist groups on routes that provide for a visit to the visa-free territory of Brest – Grodno.
The decree comes in force three months after its official publication.
At the same time, a visa-free entry procedure for citizens of 74 states to Belarus for up to 30 days via Minsk National Airport is maintained, which is provided for by decree of January 9, 2017 No. 8 (as amended, effective July 24, 2018).
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Let us invite you to take part in the presentation of the tourist opportunities of the Republic of Belarus to be held in Munich on July 18, 2019. The presentation will be organized by the Belarusian Touristic Union and the Belavia – Belarusian Airlines, supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Munich.
Belarusian Touristic Union is a non-government organization that consolidates tourist operators and travel agencies, hotels, agricultural tour destinations, transport organizations, guides, etc. It’s the largest tourism association of Belarus. We are interested in cooperation with tourist associations and outbound tour operators in your state to create favorable conditions to facilitate the stimulation of the bilateral exchange of information and professional resources in the field of tourism, to encourage and increase mutual tourist flows.
“BelAgroTravel” is a DMC and a co-founder of the Belarusian Touristic Union as well as a close-knit team of tourism professionals and enthusiastic specialists in history, cultural heritage and ecology.
At the presentation you will learn about Belarus as a tourist destination, about possibilities of a visa-free visit to the country, about popular tourist routes and sites.
Please, confirm your participation by contacting us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org