Belarus extends visa-free stay up to 10 days in Grodno, Brest regions

Belarus extends visa-free stay up to 10 days in Grodno, Brest regions

Great news for foreigners planning to visit either Brest or Grodno region! Now they can visit some of the districts of these regions without a visa up to as many as 10 days.

Last week it was announced that the Belarusian authorities are planning to introduce a 10-day visa-free stay for certain areas of the Brest and Grodno regions, and a corresponding decree was signed by Alexander Lukashenko on December 26, 2017. The press office of the President has commented on the issue.

“According to the new decree, the number of checkpoints in Brest and the Brest region, in Grodno and the Grodno region for visa-free tourists will be increased by means of opening additional points at railway stations and airports”.

Besides the increase of the visa-free regime, the temporary stay territories for foreigners have also been expanded. The visitors of the Augustow Canal will now be able to visit Grodno and the Grodno district, and those visiting the Belovezhskaya Pushcha will have a chance to visit Brest and the Brest, Zhabinka, Kamentes, Pruzhany and Svisloch districts.

However, if a foreigner intends visiting the Augustow Canal or the tourist-recreation zone “Brest”, he should have a valid document, which gives the right to visit this territory individually or in a group.