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Belarus approves visa-free travel to Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park

Belarus approves visa-free travel to National Park.
Belarus approves visa-free travel to national park. Image by J Aaron Farr / CC BY 2.0

The government of Belarus has approved a new visa regime for foreign visitors. Although the citizens of most countries still need a visa to travel to Belarus, they can now stay in the Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park visa-free for up to three days. Travellers need to bring their passport and fill in the permit form (found on the park’s website) in advance. To get to the national park, visitors must enter through a designated checkpoint. Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park is a Unesco World Heritage Site – shared with Poland (where it’s called Białowieża National Park) – and the oldest wildlife refuge in Europe. Read more: en.ctv.by