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About 450k Belarusian visas were issued in 2012

updated on 16/01/2013

Foreign tourists are attracted into Belarus by low prices, European quality and national traditions. Last year about 450k Belarusian visas were issued to foreign visitors. What are their main reasons to visit Belarus?

According to the Public Relations Department of the Minstry of Foreign Affairs foreigners travel to Belarus on business and private purposes. For instance, German passport holders have established a trend of buying packages in Belarusian health resorts while hunting, fishing and medical tourists also draw a substantial number of visitors. Quite a lot of foreign business people come to Belarus to visit international scientific or industrial conferences or to see the High Technology Park of Belarus. However, most people still come on tourism - to see the local way of life and experience Belarusian culture.

Being one of the cheapest European capitals, Minsk offers comfortable hotels, developed transportation network and unique Soviet architecture. On average about 60 per cent of tourist limit their visit to Minsk. Grodno holds the second place while Nesvizh, Mir, Vetka and Pruzhany fill the gaps between.

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