Belarus and Latvia abolish the visa regime on the border area
From February 1, there has started the local cross-border movement between Belarus and Latvia, which allows residents of border areas of both countries (the 30-kilometer zone) to cross the border in the visa-free regime.
The intergovernmental agreement was signed in Riga on August 23, 2010. December 1, 2011 in Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee held an exchange of notices on the implementation of the internal procedures, in Belarus and Latvia, required for the document coming into force.
From that day both governments started to form lists of residents of border areas, who are eligible for permits. Permission for a period of 1 to 5 years will be issued on the basis of lists of residents of border areas: for Belarus – Consulate General in Daugavpils, for Latvia – the Consulate in Vitebsk, says the press service of the State Border Committee.
In connection with the beginning of the small border traffic for operational awareness The State Border Committee of Belarus has created a special web site that contains the basic concepts on small border traffic, the list of administrative units included in the border areas, a list of documents required for crossing the border, and other materials.
Source: Visa-Free Europe