Belarus may introduce simplified visa regime for foreign citizens. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is agreeing the text of the relevant presidential decree in cooperation with other state administration bodies.
Currently the authorities are working on the part of the document that will not allow illegal immigrants to take advantage of the visa regime relaxation.
Dmitry Mironchik, foreign ministry spokesperson:
We are agreeing a clear, exhaustive list of countries whose citizens will be eligible for a new preferential regime. We are determining conditions of simplified travels. We must not allow visa liberalization to lead to a decrease in stability and security in the country. In addition, we should not allow illegal migration. Therefore, we believe it is necessary to work out a draft decree in very careful and balanced way.