The introduction of visa-free rules had a positive effect on the number of big sports events held in Belarus. This year the country will host more than 80 international sports events. All the guests of the 2019 European Games will be granted with a visa-free entry. So far, around 8,000 visa-free tourists have visited Belarus. The new rules encourage business activity as well. By the end of the year the decree on visa-free travel may be amended. The suggestions may include increasing the allowed length of stay, provided foreigners enter the country via Minsk National Airport. Moreover, the city of Brest may be included in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa-free area.