Around 8,000 foreign nationals visit festival in Vitebsk without visas

Around 8,000 foreign nationals attended the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus this year as part of the visa-free access program, the director of the festival Gleb Lapitsky told a press conference.

The festival featured more than 160 events which were attended by more than 300,000 people. We sold a total of 72,000 tickets, 10% more than last year. We really appreciated the visa-free access privilege. About 8,000 foreigners took advantage of it. In Latvia we debuted on the ticket sales platform. Last year we sold over 50 tickets in Latvia. This year it was nearly 1,300 tickets, thanks to the platform. This line of work holds a great promise. We already are negotiating with Estonia and Lithuania over access to their online sales markets, Gleb Lapitsky said.

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