Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019

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Re: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019

Postby steven » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:47 pm

PS: I got out on the train to Moscow - no border check at all. Left Moscow via air: once again no problem that I did not have a Russian stamp in my passport: showed them my ticket, everyone understood. Molotsy!
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Re: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019

Postby Milad » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:24 pm

That's interesting, I was woken up on the Minsk - Saint Petersburg train this morning by a few Russian border guards, who checked my passport and ticket. As they went directly to me, I assume the provodniki told them so. BTW, the provodniki on this train didn't know that the ticket allows visa-free acces to Russia as well - it took all of my (awful) Russian skills to convince them to let me on the train. Tomorrow I'll leave Russia to Estonia, let's see how that will work...
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Re: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019

Postby Milad » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:54 pm

Leaving Russia to Estonia was no problem at all, I was obviously not the first one with a Games ticket at this border, the border guard knew how to handle it. 👍
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Re: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019

Postby olmo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:49 am

Anyone following this may also be interested in the new Free Visa for Kaliningrad: http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/klgd_home_en.html :)

We had a similar experience, entry to Brest by train was fine, thanks Steven for the heads up about the migration card, one of us would not have gotten one had we not asked for it.

Train Vitebsk to SPb, had some discussion with the provodnik who eventually just gave up and told us he didn't really think that we'd be ok but that'd be our problem. Border guards came directly to us, took them well over an hour to figure out what to do with us, though fortunately they just came to take and return our passports a couple times.

Leaving Russia from Pskov to Riga was also a lengthy process, though simply because no one seemed to know how to properly register our special case on their computers ...

Anyways, an interesting trip we wouldn't have made without the visa free option!
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