Belarus introduces a five-day visa-free regime

  • Date Added: 24th January 2017 from ExportNZ

  • EMBASSY
    OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
    IN AUSTRALIA

    ПАСОЛЬСТВА
    РЭСПУБЛІКІ БЕЛАРУСЬ
    У АЎСТРАЛІI

    Belarus introduces a five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 states: 39 countries of Europe (including all EU members), Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and other countries.

    To benefit from visa-free regime travelers should enter and leave the country through Minsk National Airport only.

    A valid passport, medical insurance and funds to cover the stay will be needed for the visa-free entry. The migration card should be fulfilled upon arrival. No proof of accommodation is required.

    The visa-free stay is granted irrespective of the purpose of the visit. There are no limits on visa-free trips frequency, the total stay must not exceed 90 days per year.

    Beneficiaries of this visa-free stay don't need any registration in local Migration office.

    Arrival and departure days are considered as two full days. Ex.: if traveler arrives in Minsk on the 1st of March he has to leave on the 5th.

    In case of emergency (hospitalization or similar cases) it is possible to extend the 5-day visa-free stay upon the request lodged with a local Migration office. An exit visa should be issued and a traveler will be allowed to leave the country through any border checkpoint by road, railway or air.

    The visa-free regime does not apply:
    - to holders of diplomatic, service or special passports;
    - to travelers flying to Minsk from Russia or flying from Minsk to Russia (these flights are considered domestic because of the absence of border control between Belarus and Russia).

    The visa-free regime enters into force on 12 February 2017.

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