VisaFree Travel between Belarus and China Starts on Aug 10

On August 10, 2018 the bilateral agreement on a mutual visa–free regime between Belarus and China came into force. The agreement is valid for holders of ordinary passports and allows Belarusian citizens to stay in China for up to 30 days without applying for a Chinese visa. The total number of days spent in China throughout the year should not exceed 90. Visa–free travel covers private, business, and tourist trips.

Same law applies for the citizens of China. However, if they arrive in Belarus for work or study, they should obtain a special visa.

The document on mutual visa–free travel for citizens of Belarus and China was signed in Qingdao in June 2018. The Parliament of the Republic of Belarus ratified the agreement at the end of June, the president signed the law on June 30. The law was officially published on July 1.

As a result, Belarus has become one of the few countries in Europe that have a visa–free regime with China. By signing the agreement, Belarus expects to increase the number of Chinese tourists and develop tourism infrastructure.

In July 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.

Belarusian citizens can now stay in China for up to 30 days without applying for a Chinese visa