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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of August 7, 2019 No. 300

About establishment of visa-free procedure for entrance and departure of foreign citizens

For the purpose of increase in efficiency of use of objects of tourist infrastructure and further development of cross-border tourism:

1. Establish visa-free procedure for entry into the Republic of Belarus and departure from the Republic of Belarus for citizens of the states specified in appendix 1 (further - citizens), at the check points through Frontier of the Republic of Belarus determined in appendix 2 (further - check points), and temporary stay in the tourist purposes for a period of up to fifteen days (further - temporary stay):

in the visa-free territory Brest-Grodno;

in case of group visit by citizens of the visa-free territory Brest-Grodno, and also the territories of districts of the Brest and Grodno regions which are not part of this territory when following along route of tourist travel.

2. The visa-free territory Brest-Grodno is constituted by the territories of Brest, the Brest, Zhabinkovsky, Kamenetsky, Pruzhansky districts of the Brest region, Grodno, Berestovitsky, Volkovyssky, Voronovsky, Grodno, Lidsky, Svislochsky, Shchuchinsky districts of the Grodno region.

3. The term of stay of citizens in case of visa-free procedure for entry into the Republic of Belarus and departure from the Republic of Belarus at check points constitutes the term of the tour realized by the subject of tourist activities rendering services in the territory determined in Item 1 of this Decree.

In case of acquisition by citizens of additional tourist services * the term of stay is prolonged. Tour term, including in case of its prolongation, shall not exceed the term of temporary stay.

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* Additional tourist services are understood as tourist services which acquisition within the tour realized by the subject of tourist activities rendering services in the territory determined in Item 1 of this Decree attracts increase in term of stay of citizens (additional excursions, services of transfer, medical and other services with obligatory inclusion of additional hotel accommodation or similar means of placement, and also in the agroecoestate).

4. The basis for visa-free procedure for entry into the Republic of Belarus and departure from the Republic of Belarus at check points and temporary stay in the territory determined in Item 1 of this Decree including within border area and borderland, are the documents granting to citizens the right on:

individual visit of the visa-free territory Brest-Grodno;

group visit of the visa-free territory Brest-Grodno, and also the territories of districts of the Brest and Grodno regions which are not part of this territory.

Document forms, provided in parts one of this Item, procedure for visit by citizens of the visa-free territory Brest-Grodno, and also the territories of districts of the Brest and Grodno regions which are not part of this territory are established by Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

5. The citizens intending to visit the territory determined in Item 1 of this Decree in case of visa-free procedure for entry into the Republic of Belarus and departure from the Republic of Belarus at check points shall show the following documents:

the valid document for trip abroad;

the document granting the right to individual visit of the visa-free territory Brest-Grodno or group visit of this territory, and also the territories of districts of the Brest and Grodno regions which are not part of this territory.

6. For the purpose of implementation of this Decree provision, collection, processing of personal data of citizens are performed without their written consent with observance of the requirements determined by legal acts for information security, distribution and (or) provision of which is limited.

7. Declare invalid the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of December 26, 2017 No. 462 "About establishment of visa-free procedure for entrance and departure of foreign citizens".

8. To Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in three-months time to take measures for implementation of this Decree.

9. This Decree becomes effective in the following procedure:

Items 1-7 - in three months after official publication of this Decree;

other provisions of this Decree - after its official publication.

President of the Republic of Belarus

A. Lukashenko

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