Augustow Canal without visas: Tourist information center opens in Grodno

Augustow Canal without visas: Tourist information center opens in Grodno

Foreign tourists can come to the Augustow Canal in the Grodno district without visas.  Special road signs inform tourists about that.

To visit the tourist-recreational park foreign guests must have only a passport and a document confirming the right to visit this recreational area.

On October 26, the Augustow Canal was welcoming its first tourists from Poland. As it was promised, they didn’t need a visa to cross the border. Tourists are very happy that now they have an opportunity to explore and enjoy the beauty of Belarus without any additional documents.

The Augustow Canal is 102 km long, and it is located on the territory of Belarus and Poland.

Initially, the Augustow Canal was created for economic purposes. It was created to deliver goods.

There are only 3 such canals in the world – in Great Britain, Sweden and on the territory of Belarus and Poland. When the entry without visa became possible, it opened new horizons for the Grodno district.

Vladimir Kravtsov, head of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee:
We have time until the end of 2017 to make other offers related to the further development of not only existing checkpoints, but we need to think about the possibility of railroad and air communication.

Tourists can find all necessary information about the visa-free zone on a special website.

Specialists of tourist information centers will help with any questions. One of the Polish centers opened in Grodno, and soon the Belarusian center will open in Białystok.