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Only two of them have 5 stars (hotels Europe and Crowne Plaza in Minsk) and three have 4 stars (hotels Minsk and Victoria in Minsk and hotel Luchesa in Vitebsk).
At the same time there are very few low-cost hostels anywherein the country (only in Minsk and Brest).
The Visa Wall Another Achilles heel of the Belarusian tourist industry is the “visa wall”.
Visa regimes considerably complicate both incoming and outgoing tourism.
Interestingly, nationals of only 19 states can enter Belarus without visas (however, there are specific regulations for each state).
Only 20 per cent of tourists (about 150,000) came from the rest of the world in 2011. According to the Belarusian Statistics Committee, in 2011 the highest numbers of western tourists were from Turkey, Lithuania, New Zealand and Poland.
Their absolute numbers were very small, varying between 2,000 and 3,000.