The new rules of entry in Belarus will be a pleasant bonus for the participants of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Delegations and guests of the contest do not have to obrtain a visa. Meanwhile, the forum in Minsk will have the highest number of participants in the entire history of the contest! 19 countries confirmed their participation. Wales and Kazakhstan will make their debut, and France will return after a break. Now active preparations for the show are underway: the draft of the stage design is being completed, artistic and technical concepts of the opening and closing ceremonies are under development. The final is going to be held on November 25th.