Photo: The Belarusian air carrier Belavia now offers food on all flights. Passengers on flights lasting up to one and a half hours are entitled to sandwiches, or meat/fish starters and vegetables. Drinks selection includes tea, coffee, water and juice.
  50 thousand foreigners came to Belarus in 2016 to use medical services, which are significantly cheaper than in the US and EU. Will medical tourism become a solid revenue generating channel for this country? Find out more in this BelarusFeed report.
  Belarus and China's Special District Hong Kong have agreed to abolish visas to promote business and tourism exchanges between the two countries.  The agreement will come into force after the completion of internal procedures in Belarus and China, reports BelarusFeed quoting Belarusian Embassy in Beijing.
  Planning a trip to Belarus without a visa for five days? What happens if you decide to stay for six days? Will there be 'black lists' of personae non gratae? Check out this Euroradio story for more important details.
All movie theatres in Homiel, western Belarus, will soon have free Wi-Fi. Kalinina Cinema pioneered the service just a few days ago, with two more facilities in the important regional centre - Mir and Oktyabr to have introduced free wireless access to internet by the end of January 2017.
Belarus during Christmas and New Year holidays? Ok!
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus hosts 7th  International opera festival on 14-20 December 2016. The festival features world opera classics and season’s premieres.
“We are monitoring international media and have noted a heightened interest to Belarus due to the Championships, as well as a larger amount of articles about the country which are not connected with sport” said Yuliya Slutskaya, director of Solidarity with Belarus Information Office.
Freedom House The Civic Solidarity Platform