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How to come to Belarus visa-free (updated)

Author: Maria Gulina

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Now you don’t have to get a visa to go for a walk around Hrodna, explore all the cultural treasures of Minsk or get lost in Biełaviežskaja pušča. This is what you need to know.

 

 

 

 

 No visa for short-term visits (usually up to 90 days) 

 

  Azerbaijan (90 days)

   Argentina (90 days)

   Armenia (90 days)

   Brazil (up to 90 days within each 180 days period)

   Chinа (up to 30 days, not more than 90 days a year)

   Cuba (30 days)

   Ecuador (30 days of one stay and 90 days within a year)

   Georgia (90 days)

   Israel (90 days)

   Kazakhstan (90 days)

   Kyrgyzstan (90 days)

   Macau (30 days)

   Macedonia (with an invitation or a tourist voucher)

  Moldova

   Mongolia (90 days)

   Montenegro (30 days with an invitation or a tourist voucher)

   Qatar (30 days)

   Russia (90 days)

   Serbia (30 days)

   Tajikistan (90 days)

   Turkey (30 days of one visit and up to 90 days within one year from the date of first entry)

   Ukraine (up to 90 days during each 180 days period)

   United Arab Emirates (30 days)

   Uzbekistan (90 days)

   Venezuela (90 days)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 30 days through Minsk National Airport

 

Travelers from 80 countries don’t need a visa if they arrive at the national airport in Minsk and stay in the country for no more than 30 days (the day of arrival and departure included). This includes all the counties of the European Union, USA, Japan, Indonesia and some others.

 

Necessary documents:

- passport (should be valid for more than 90 days after the day of your planned departure from Belarus);

- money (about € 24 per day or € 613 for 30 days);

- medical insurance valid in Belarus (for at least € 10000)

 

Additional rule for citizens of Vietnam, India, China, Lebanon, Gambia, Samoa, Honduras and some others: they will need to have a valid Shengen multi visa and tickets back.

 

 

List of the countries that can come to Belarus visa-free:

 

Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica

El Salvador

Estonia
Finland
France
Gambia
Germany
Greece
Haiti
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia

Lebanon
Liechtenstein

Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Micronesia
Monaco
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Oman
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania

Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Vatican
Vietnam


 

 

 

For 10 days to Brest and the Bielaviezhskaja Puscha National Park

 

Brest is a city with a cozy historical center, a powerful fortress, and its own cultural life. Biełaviežskaja pušča is the most ancient Belarusian forest – and you can visit both without a visa. You need to choose a travel agent, give them the scan of your passport, your contacts, the dates of your visit and tour payment. You’ll get the permission document via e-mail. Print that and put together with your passport and insurance – you have to show all the documents to border control.

You can get to Belarus through the following border crossing points:

- at the railway checkpoints of Brest (Terespol – checkpoint of the railway station "Brest-Central");

- at the road checkpoints Brest (Terespol), Damačava (Sławatycze), Piaščatka (Połowce);

- at the pedestrian checkpoint Pieraroŭ (Białowieza);

- at the Brest airport.

You can travel through the following districts:

- City of Brest and Brest district;

- Pružany district;

- Kamianec district;

- Žabinka district.

 

Don’t forget: if you stay for more than 5 days you need to register.

 

  Regulations About the procedure for foreign citizens visiting  Bielaviezhskaja puscha

Audioguide to Bielaviezhskaja Puscha   |   Brest City Guide

Information on visa-free entry to Brest   |   Guide to the Brest Hero-Fortress

 

 

 

 

 

For 10 days to Hrodna and Augustow Canal

 

Augustów Canal is a miracle of the late 19th century engineering and just a nice place to walk around, ride a kayak, boat or bike, see the manors and the museum. Hrodna is one of the most beautiful cities in Belarus with its old streets and fabulous cathedrals. You have to contact the tour operator, send your scanned passport, contact info and pay for the services to be able to enter the region visa-free. Of course, you need to bring your passport and insurance and the permission that the tour operator will send you via email. You also have to cross the border in the definite spots: border check points Liаsnaja (Rudaŭka) and Bruzhi (Kuznica Biełastockaja) if you come from Poland, and Pryvałka (Švendubrė) and Pryvałka (Rajgardas). You can stay in the park and surrounding area (Hrodna district, Svislach district) for 10 days, the map of the visa-free territory is here. A new bike route Avgust Velo will appear in 2018. It will continue the international route GREEN VELO

 

All the necessary information about the visa-free entrance To hrodna  |  City guide to Hrodna

 

 


 

Info

 

  Official information on visa-free travel from the Ministry of International Affairs 

  The rules of crossing the border for foreigners

  How to register foreigners in Belarus

 

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