Passenger traffic at the National Airport "Minsk" increased by 14%
For 4 months, passenger traffic at the National Airport "Minsk" increased by 14% compared to the same period last year and amounted to almost 1.3 million people. Only in April of this year, more than 350 thousand passengers crossed the state border of the Republic of Belarus at the capital’s airport.
It is expected that on the eve of and during the II European Games passenger traffic will increase several times. Sport delegations and fans from more than 50 countries will come to our country. A significant number of sports delegations and fans will arrive in the country through the National Airport "Minsk".
Minsk Regional Customs is ready for such an influx of guests. At the customs post “National Airport Minsk”, the technical equipment has been modernized and improved: the technical means of customs control have been updated, the number of personal DVRs and radio stations has been increased. A new device, transmitted by the Chinese side within the framework of technical and economic assistance - a desktop detector for detecting traces of narcotic drugs and explosives, is currently being tested. For the period of the Games, the number of employees of the Minsk Regional Customs has increased, which will work at the National Airport "Minsk".
By the way, for participants of the II European Games, official representatives, organizers of the Games, other specialists, the visa-free regime will be established from May 20 to July 10, 2019.
The visa-free entry procedure in the period from June 10 to July 10, 2019 (regardless of the type of transport) will also apply to foreign fans who are citizens of 74 countries listed in the annex to Presidential Decree No. 8 of January 9, 2017. To do this, you must have valid documents for traveling abroad, as well as an original or electronic ticket to the competitions of the II European Games (including the opening, closing ceremonies).
Last year, the period of visa-free stay of foreign citizens in Belarus increased to 30 days, subject to their entry into the country and the subsequent exit through the checkpoint across the State Border at the National Airport Minsk.