Visa Free travel to Belarus
[Edited Nov 23th, 2018]
From July 27th, 2018, travelers of 74 countries can enter Belarus for up to 30 days (including dates of arrival and departure) and exit from the territory of Belarus only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus “Minsk National Airport”.
The given order of visa-free movement through the airport does not extend to persons coming to Belarus by plane from the Russian Federation, as well as to those who intend to fly to the airports of the Russian Federation (such flights are considered as internal ones and do not have border control).
The term of visa-free stay is calculated in calendar days; the first day corresponds to the date of arrival, the last day coincides with the date of departure (regardless of the time of arrival and/or departure).
Visa-free regime does not extend to holders of diplomatic, service, special and other passports equivalent to them.
The trip is carried out for private, business, tourist or other purposes not related to employment, commercial activity and education, if the term of education exceeds 30 days.
To enter the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free regime via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”, travelers should have the following documents:
- a valid ordinary passport. The passport must be valid at least 90 days beyond intended date of departure from the Republic of Belarus;
- financial means: amount equivalent to not less than 2 base rates for each day of stay or 50 base rates if the stay is full 30 days, in Belarusian rubles or foreign currency;
- a medical insurance policy with coverage for at least 10 000 euros, valid in Belarus during the whole duration of stay.
For citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, India, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa a valid multiple visa of the EU member states or Schengen zone with a mark in passport on crossing the border of these states and tickets with confirmation of departure from “Minsk National Airport” within 30 days from the date of entry is a compulsory additional requirement.
When staying in Belarus for more than 5 working days, travelers need to register with the divisions on citizenship and migration of the territorial bodies of internal affairs. When staying in hotels, hostels, sanatoriums and other collective accommodation facilities the registration of travelers is carried out by the administrations of such facilities by default upon check-in.
For this registration travelers must be accompanied by the owner/manager of the place where he is staying. The authorities will require the insurance policy to be translated into Belorussian or Russian. In alternative the traveler may also buy an insurance in Belarus, for example, upon arrival at the airport.
This registration will be done electronically from January 2019 onward, as announced by BelarusFeed.
The term of visa-free stay can not be extended beyond the established 30 days.
This content is only for informational purposes. Travelers should always check the information given by the Republic of Belarus authorities, here.