Lukashenko introduces visa-free travel to Belarus for citizens of US and EU

The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed a decree establishing a visa-free policy for citizens of 80 countries, including the U.S.A. and EU countries, for a maximum period of five days, as reported on the website of the President of Belarus.

The decree extends to 39 European countries including the whole European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, the U.S.A., Japan, and other countries. It is noted that the document is aimed at approving the visits of businessmen, tourists, and individuals, and will not extend to foreigners who visit the country on official business.

"To enter the country under a visa-free policy, it is necessary to have a valid passport or other approved document to travel abroad, as well as money, health insurance with a minimum coverage of 10,000 euro valid in Belarus," the statement of the press service of the President reads.

It is reported that the visa-free policy does not extend to individuals who come to Belarus by air from Russia and those who intend to fly into Russian airports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus posted on its Twitter feed the complete list of countries whose citizens are able to travel to Belarus under the five-day visa-free policy. The decree will become effective a month after the official publishing.

  Belarus, USA, EU, Visas