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Belarus and Israel to become visa-free

updated on 12/09/2014

Visa-free regime deal between Israel and Belarus will be signed in Minsk on 19 September, Joseph Chagall, Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Israel was quoted as saying by BELTA in Vitebsk today. The embassador noted that this landmark event is to take place in the office of Minstry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

Visa-free regime between Israel and Belarus will work on the same basis as that between Israel and Ukraine and Russia. Citizens of both countries will be able to remain on the territory of Israel and respectively of Belarus without a visa for 180 days, explained Joseph Chagall. He noted that this policy does not apply to holders of dimplomatic and service passports.

The Ambassador noted that after the deal has been signed some time is required to conclude certain technical procedures. A separate announcement about the treaty becoming valid will be issued later though the general expectation is to start visa-free trips to Belarus on 19 December this year enabling Belarusians reach Israel for Christmas holidays.

Currently to visit Belarus an Israeli passport holder needs to apply for a tourist visa - click here to learn how. If you need a private guide in Minsk and Belarus don't hesitate to contact me)


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