Belarusians to visit border area for free from January 2017

Belarusians to visit border area for free from January 2017

Belarusians and foreigners will be able to get to a border area much easier.

It is a territory adjacent to the state border and it stretches for 30 kilometers.

Thus, Belarusians will be able to visit the border area for free starting from January 1, 2017. To get there, people will need to have an identification document with them. Moreover, pass cards to the border area will be valid for 2 years instead of 1.

The validity of passes for foreigners will be also increased and will amount to 2 years. The procedure of getting the pass to the border area for foreigners will be the same as for Belarusians.