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Belize and Russia abolish visa requirement for entry

BELIZE CITY. Thurs. Jan. 13, 2022– Citizens of Belize will no longer need to get a visa to enter Russia. Neither will Russian citizens be required to get a visa to visit Belize. The governments of these countries have decided to remove those visa requirements that were in place, and thus Belizeans with a valid passport can enter Russia and stay for up to 90 days within any 180-day period and Russian citizens with valid passports can do the same when they enter Belize. However, citizens of either country who intend to reside in the other country for more than 90 days, or to work for remuneration or undergo training on its territory, still need to obtain a visa.

Russia’s Ambassador to Mexico is also that country’s Ambassador to Belize. The Ambassador of Belize to Russia (with a residence in Brussels) was accredited for the first time in the history of the countries’ bilateral relations in 2020.

Last year, 2021, marked 30 years of established diplomatic relations between Russia and Belize.

The agreement to remove the visa requirement came into force on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, and was signed between Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Hon. Eamon Courtenay, and Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in New York on September 23, 2021, when both representatives were attending the United Nations General Assembly.

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