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Tourist visa for Belarus

Most foreign tourists need a visa to enter Belarus. Visa type depends on the timing and purpose of the visit. We'll tell you how to get a visa for Belarus, what documents you need and how much it will cost.

Rules of entry into Belarus for citizens of other countries

Since the end of July 2018, citizens of 80 countries can enter the Republic of Belarus without a visa.

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Also, Belarus has signed a special agreement with some countries, which allows foreign nationals to travel more than 30 days without a Belarusian visa. Such countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The holders of diplomatic passports from the following countries are also exceptions:

  • Bangladesh;
  • Bolivia;
  • Hungary;
  • Vietnam;
  • Egypt;
  • India;
  • Indonesia;
  • Iran;
  • Cambodia;
  • China;
  • Republic of Korea;
  • Laos;
  • Myanmar;
  • UAE;
  • Oman;
  • Peru;
  • Poland;
  • Romania;
  • Syria;
  • Slovakia;
  • Turkmenistan;
  • Thailand.

All other foreign citizens need a visa to visit Belarus.

When crossing the State Border of the Republic of Belarus, a foreigner must:

  • present a document to travel abroad with a valid visa of the Republic of Belarus;
  • have a contract of compulsory medical insurance or a contract of medical insurance concluded with a foreign insurance company (except for those who are not subject to compulsory insurance);
  • the driver of the vehicle must have the original insurance certificate valid in the Republic of Belarus and confirming the civil liability insurance in a Green Card Member State;
  • when entering Belarus for a period of less than one month, a foreign citizen must have an amount equivalent to at least 2 basic units (from 1 January 2020 1 basic unit = 27 BYN) for each day of stay in the country;
  • when entering Belarus for a period of more than one month, a foreign national must have an amount equivalent to at least 50 basic units.

Foreign nationals are not allowed at checkpoints:

  • leave money in the documents that are presented for inspection;
  • offer or transfer material values or provide benefits of a property nature to officials;
  • take photographs, video and mobile phone conversations;
  • engage in any activity that interferes with border and other controls.

In the territory between the State border and the border crossing point, it is prohibited:

  • parking of vehicles;
  • the boarding and drop-off of passengers;
  • carrying out loading and unloading operations;
  • the presence of natural persons not connected with crossing the state border.

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How to get a visa?

Depending on the time and purpose of the visit, a visa for Belarus may be:

  • transit visa;
  • short-term;
  • long-term;
  • single entry visa;
  • double entry visa;
  • multiple.

You should apply for a visa in the following places:

  • the Belarusian consular office in your country;
  • the diplomatic mission of Belarus in your country;
  • the Consular Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Minsk Airport.

Visa upon arrival

Every foreign citizen who arrived in Belarus through Minsk National Airport can get a visa at the airport.

To do so, you need to submit the documents to the Foreign Nationals Entry Department of the main consular office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, which is at the airport, in advance.

The documents must be submitted no later than the established deadline:

  • for short-term visas - 3 working days before the arrival date;
  • for long-term visa - 5 working days before the date of arrival.

You can submit the documents independently or by mail, taking into account the delivery time.

In case of serious illness or death of a close relative or family member, the documents can be submitted at the time of visa application.

At the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus abroad

A Belarusian visa can be issued upon application to the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus abroad.

There are Belarusian embassies in the following countries:

  • Argentina;
  • Brazil;
  • Canada;
  • Republic of Cuba;
  • USA;
  • Egypt;
  • Libya;
  • South Africa;
  • Armenia;
  • Vietnam;
  • India;
  • Kazakhstan;
  • China;
  • Korea;
  • Kirghizia;
  • Uzbekistan;
  • Japan;
  • UAE;
  • Israel;
  • Iraq;
  • Iran;
  • Syria;
  • Turkey;
  • Austria;
  • Belgium;
  • United Kingdom;
  • Germany;
  • Italy;
  • Netherlands;
  • Switzerland;
  • Sweden;
  • France;
  • Bulgaria;
  • Hungary;
  • Latvia;
  • Lithuania;
  • Poland;
  • Moldova;
  • Romania;
  • Slovakia;
  • Ukraine;
  • Czech Republic;
  • Estonia;
  • Yugoslavia;
  • Russia.

Documents

The following documents must be submitted in order to obtain a visa:

  • completed visa application form;
  • one passport photo;
  • accompanying documents;
  • depending on the purpose of the visit and visa type, other documents specified by the consular section;
  • passport with the date of expiry at least 90 days from the date of visa expiry.

Visa issuance period

If your visa is approved, you will be able to obtain it within 5 working days of your application.

Visa validity period

Short-term visas have a validity period of up to 90 days, while long-term visas are valid for one year and provide for multiple entry into the Republic of Belarus.

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Visa price

Visa type

Cost

Individual

60 euros

Group

10 euros per person

Long-term visa

60 euros

For the citizens of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Estonia with special status there are reduced consular fees:

Visa type

Cost

Transit visa

Single

10 euros

Double

15 euros

Group one-time

10 euros per person

Group double

18 euros per person

 

35 euros

Short-term visa

Single

25 euros

Double

35 euros

Group one-time

10 euros per person

Group double

18 euros per person

A multiple

60 euros

 

Do Russians need a visa?

Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need a visa to enter Belarus.

For tourists with children

Children under 16 receive a visa to Belarus for free. Exceptions are some Belarusian embassies, which charge a fee for visa costs.

Belarus is a country of picturesque landscapes and rich history that is why we recommend you to visit it. A Belarusian visa will take a maximum of 5 days to be issued and the experience for you and your children will last for many years.