Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office and Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says Belarus and the European Union (EU) have completed all procedures for the agreements on visa facilitation and readmission.

Schengen Visa Info reports that both agreements will enter into force on 1 July.

Glaz said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received an official notification from the EU which informs that all necessary procedures have been completed.

The cost of a Schengen Visa for applicants of Belarus will drop from €80 to €35, while the decision regarding the visa will be made within ten days.

Through the agreement, Schengen Visa Info reports Belarusian citizens will be eligible to issue a visa on an urgent basis, and certain categories of applicants could be exempted from the visa fees.

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