Estonia backs visa deal with Belarus

Estonian passports. (Piret Kooli)
4/14/2016 12:50 PM
Source: BNS
Category: News

The Estonian government endorsed an agreement with Belarus which will allow Estonians on Belarusian visas to remain in the Republic of Belarus for longer than before.

Citizens of Belarus currently have more favorable conditions for staying in Estonia than vice versa. According to government spokespeople, the new agreement will level the field between th two.

Once the agreement is signed, Estonian citizens traveling to Belarus on a visa will have the right to remain in the country for up to 180 days, which doubles the current limit of 90 days.

Under the new agreement, the requirement to register one’s stay will also only kick in on the 31st day in the country, rather than the fifth, as is currently required, and it will no longer be necessary to obtain an exit visa in the case of loss of travel documents.

The agreement is slated to be signed in Minsk on May 20.

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