Belarus and UAE Sign Visa Waiver Agreement

On June 24, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates signed a mutual visa waiver agreement, establishing a visa–free regime between the countries. Signed at the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the new document is an amendment to the existing agreement on the mutual abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.

In accordance with the new agreement, Belarusian citizens who hold valid national passports will be able to visit the United Arab Emirates visa–free. The protocol will come into force in 30 days following its signing.

At the moment, Belarusian citizens can visit more than 40 countries, including China, Qatar, Israel, and Brazil, without a visa. In addition, in 2018, Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, signed a decree extending visa–free entry to Belarus from 5 to 30 days for citizens of 80 countries. All tourists must arrive in Belarus and depart the country via Minsk National Airport.

To enter Belarus visa–free, foreign visitors should have a valid passport or other travel documents, at least 25 Euro or an equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles for each day of stay, and a medical insurance for 10,000 euros or more. The insurance must be valid in Belarus.

Belarus and the United Arab Emirates signed a mutual visa waiver agreement, establishing a visa-free regime between the countries