Belarus president dispels fears over five-day visa-free travel rules

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said that the introduction of the five-day visa-free travel rules for citizens of 80 countries that enter Belarus via the Minsk National Airport poses no risks for Belarus and its neighboring countries, BelTA has learned.
“The document was in development for a year and a half. It was thoroughly reviewed by all the government agencies, first of all, in terms of the potential risks it may pose for Belarus, our partners and neighbors,” the head of state said.
Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the relevant information campaign that had unfolded in mass media. “The abolition of visas does not mean cancellation of border control. It will remain in place. The traveler’s identity will always be checked. Same as in Russia: you show your passport and have it checked with a computer. If everything is fine, you can enter the country for five days. If there are any problems, the computer will show it right away,” the Belarusian leader said.
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