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The number of foreigners opting for visiting Belarus visa-free has already exceeded 1,000, BelTA learned from official representative of the State Border Committee Anton Bychkovsky.
Among the visa-free visitors are 176 citizens of Germany, 163 from Poland, 112 from Italy. A total of 1,108 people from 46 countries have visited the country visa-free so far.
As BelTA reported, the five-day visa-free entry to Belarus was launched on 12 February. The new regulations apply to citizens of 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, as well as Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Canada, Japan, and other countries. First of all, these are the countries without migration problems, Belarus' strategic partners, the countries that unilaterally apply visa-free entry regulations for Belarusian citizens. Citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, and Samoa must have a valid document for traveling abroad with a valid multiple-entry visa of one of the European Union member states or the Schengen Area member states bearing a European Union or Schengen Area entry stamp, and also tickets with a return date from Minsk National Airport.