How to come to Belarus visa-free (updated)
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)
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)
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.
- 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.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
St Vincent and the Grenadines
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.
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.
Photos by palasatka