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Visa on arrival to Belarus

It is not always possible for a person to make a visa to visit Belarus. Situations are different: an urgent business trip or a serious illness of relatives (we hope this is not your case). Or maybe it was just a couple of free days, and you've always dreamed of looking at the National Library, of eating potato pancakes, as well as of finding out what kind of people Belarusians are. And if tomorrow you want to fly to Belarus, but you do not have a visa, then we'll tell you what to do in such situation, how to get a visa on arrival in Belarus and what are the rules.

Do you need a travel passport to travel to Belarus?

You do not need a travel passport to enter Belarus.

If you've lost your internal passport, you can take a travel one - you will also be allowed to enter the country with it. Citizens of countries with which Belarus has not signed international agreements need a visa.

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Visa-free entry to Belarus: list of countries

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

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.

Who needs a Belarusian visa?

All foreign nationals, whose countries are not on the list above, need a Belarusian visa.

Rules for entry into Belarus without a visa

Entry for 30 days without a visa is allowed only through the airport of Minsk. Arrival in the visa-free zone "Brest-Grodno" for 15 days is possible through the airport or through ground control points on the border with Poland and Lithuania.

The countdown of the time of stay in Belarus starts from the date of stamp in your passport. That is, if you arrived at 23.50, you will already be counted as one day of stay in the country.

It is necessary for a foreign citizen to have it with him:

  • passport;
  • health insurance for at least 10,000 euros;
  • money in the amount of 2 basic units for each day of stay (1 basic unit from January 1, 2020 is 27 BYN, which is equal to $ 12.3), and if you arrived for more than a month, then at least 50 basic units;
  • migration card.

To visit for 30 days, a foreigner must have air tickets for the return flight from the National Airport "Minsk".

To visit the tourist zone "Brest-Grodno" for 15 days, a foreign guest must show a permit for group visits to the tourist zone, which he received from the tour operator.

Do Russians need a visa?

Russian citizens do not need a visa to enter Belarus.

Rules of entry into Belarus for citizens of other countries

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.

Customs rules

At the customs border there are also rules according to which foreign nationals can carry with them:

  • no more than 2 liters of wine;
  • no more than 200 grams of tobacco products;
  • up to 50 kilograms of personal belongings, if their total value does not exceed 1.5 thousand dollars.

It is forbidden to bring in:

  • any kind of drugs;
  • explosives;
  • representatives of the Red Book flora and fauna;
  • photo and video materials that threaten the security of the state;
  • firearms.

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.

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.

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Visa on arrival

Visa on arrival can be made only at the National airport "Minsk" in the consular center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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;
  • a notarized copy of the passport with expiry date not less than 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.

If you send your documents to Minsk National Airport, your visa will be ready for your arrival.

Visa price

Visa type



60 euros


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


Transit visa


10 euros


15 euros

Group one-time

10 euros per person

Group double

18 euros per person


35 euros

Short-term visa


25 euros


35 euros

Group one-time

10 euros per person

Group double

18 euros per person

A multiple

60 euros


We have told you about all the nuances of the visa on arrival, so if you urgently need to fly to Belarus, send your documents to the address: Territory of the National Airport "Minsk" YVV GKY of the State Customs Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus 220054 Minsk and with a calm mind book tickets.