Visa-free Belarus October 3rd 2017 Well, not entirely visa-free, you still need a visa/permit thing, but it takes 2-minutes to get online and costs 5 euros rather than £90 plus a visit to an embassy like a proper visa. One way in is to fly in and out of Minsk and get a 5-day visa on arrival but seeing as Easyjet, Ryanair and the other budget airlines do not fly to Minsk then this option would still be pricey.
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Europe » Belarus » Hrodna Voblast » Grodno After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a ... ... read more
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info