Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said the document provided for full mutual recognition of national visas and other documents relating to the entry and residence of foreigners. MINSK, October 28 (BelTA) – The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus in its seventh convening ratifies the agreement between the Belarusian and Russian governments on mutual recognition of visas and other issues relating to the entry of foreigners and stateless persons into the territory of the member states of the Treaty of the Union, BelTA has learned. During the video conference on the development of relations between Russia and Belarus, Andrei Rudenko said that the creation of a single migration area of the State of the Union was an important area. The agreement on mutual visa recognition as part of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov`s visit to Minsk on 19 June will be an important step. No visa is required for holders of diplomatic passports from Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia. Cambodia Chile, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Peru, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uruguay and Vietnam and holders of diplomatic passports in Poland. The agreement is expected to enter into force 30 days after ratification by the two states. Belarus will be the first to ratify the agreement. MOSCOW, July 1 (BelTA) – The Belarus-Russia Agreement on Mutual Visa Recognition will enter into force at the end of 2020 – early 2021, Belarus` Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko said at an online briefing on July 1 on the eve of Belarus Independence Day, BelTA. Citizens of the following 27 countries can travel to Belarus without a visa: In November 2017, a consensus was reached between Belarus and Uruguay on the reciprocal visa exemption.
 The agreement provides that persons with visas from one country may travel to the territory of the other country during the validity of the visa, travel there and remain there. If a foreigner has a Belarusian visa, he can enter the Russian Federation and remain there for the duration of the visa. Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said there were plans to sign an agreement in Minsk on mutual visa recognition between Russia and Belarus. In November 2019, Belarus announced plans to extend regional visa waiver rules to land border crossings and regional airports . We have good news for our customers. Once the Belarusian-Russian visa recognition agreement comes into force, foreigners will no longer need two visas to remain in Belarus and Russia. Under this agreement, foreign nationals holding a Belarusian visa can freely enter Russia and, conversely, Russian visa holders can enter Belarus. Foreign visitors would be able to travel by plane, train and car.
Moscow and Minsk had planned to sign an intergovernmental agreement on mutual visa recognition on 13 December 2018 in Brest at a meeting of the EU Council of Ministers.