The Belarusian government has approved guidelines for the sale and distribution of tickets to the 2019 European Games, the second edition of the multi-sport event.

Next year’s Games will take place in the Belarusian capital of Minsk from June 21-30 and the government has now passed a resolution relating to ticketing and other commercial matters.

The rules govern the sale of tickets for sporting events and the opening and closing ceremonies of Minsk 2019, along with the start and end dates for sales, how the process will be overseen and guidelines relating to purchase, use and return of tickets.

Ticket sales will commence on December 1 and run through to the final day of the Games. Ticketpro, the ticketing operator for the Games, will be authorised to sell tickets along with travel companies providing tourism services and tickets as one package.

The government has confirmed that the purchase of a ticket will grant a single entry to Belarus for foreign citizens. In July, Ticketpro, which was awarded the contract in February, said it would interact directly with Belarus’ border service to ensure smooth entrance for all ticketholders.

The event will see 4,082 athletes from all 50 European National Olympic Committees compete in 15 sports in Minsk. Ten of the 15 sports will act as qualifiers for the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the European Games also counting as the official European championships for four sports.

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