Browse our Video Guides
Book your flights
Browse our Video Guides
Book your flights
|Passport required||Return ticket required||Visa Required|
All visitors must hold a passport valid for 90 days after the date of departure from Belarus and with at least two blank pages.
All foreign nationals must register their passports at the local police station within five working days of their arrival; if staying at a hotel, reception will do this automatically.
From 27 July 2018, citizens from 74 countries can visit Belarus without a visa for up to 30 days provided that:
• You must enter and exit Belarus through Minsk National Airport.
• You must not come from any airports in the Russian Federation.
• You must have a valid passport which must be valid at least 90 days beyond intended date of departure.
• You must show your financial means.
• You must have a medical insurance policy with coverage for at least 10,000 euros while in Belarus.
The 74 countries which their citizens can travel to Belarus without a visa for up to 30 days include: Australia, Austria, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China*, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Gambia*, Germany, Greece, Haiti*, India*, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon*, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Namibia*, Netherlands, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa*, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Vietnam*.
* For citizens of China, Haiti, India, Gambia, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa, and Vietnam going to Belarus – you don't need to apply for a Belarus visa for stay less than 30 days but you must have a valid multiple-entry visa of a EU member state or a Schengen visa showing an entry stamp to a EU member state. You must also have a return ticket within 30 days departing from Minsk National Airport.
For visitors who plan to visit Belarus for more than 5 working days, please make sure that your accommodation (hotels & hostels) has registered you with the divisions on citizenship and migration of territorial bodies of internal affairs.
For more information, please check with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
To apply for a tourist visa, you usually need to include a letter from your tour operator or travel agency or a scanned/faxed copy of your accommodation booking. You must also submit proof of travel insurance.
It's possible to visit the areas of Avgustov Canal and Grodno and Belovezhskaya Pushcha for short periods without a visa, but this must be done through a registered tour operator; the areas can't be visited on an independent basis.
Nationals of Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China*, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia***, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Gambia*, Germany, Greece, Haiti*, Hungary, Iceland, India*, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Kuwait, Latvia*, Lebanon*, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Namibia*, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa*, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Mexican States, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican and Vietnam* get a month-long visa-free stay from 10 June to 10 July 2019 if they are ticket holders to the European Games 2019 in Minsk.
*A traveller must carry a valid passport with a valid multiple-travel visa of one of the EU member states or the Schengen Area member states bearing an EU or Schengen Area entry stamp as well as tickets with a return date from Minsk National Airport
** Including persons with Latvia non-citizen status
*** Including stateless persons living permanently in Estonia
Please view the visa-free eligibility requirements on the minsk2019.by page.
Nationals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland: single-entry transit visa: €10; double-entry transit visa: €15; multiple-entry transit visa: €35; single-entry short-term visa: €25; double-entry short-term visa: €35; multiple-entry short-term visa: €60; long-term visa: €60.
All other nationals: individual visa: €60; group visa €10 per person.
Fees are double if you choose 48-hour processing.
Single- or double-entry short-term tourist visa: 30 days; single-, double- or multiple-entry short-term visitor visa (for visiting friends and relatives): 90 days; single-, double- or multiple-entry short-term business visa: 90 days; long-term visa: usually 90 days within a year.
Transit visas (single-, double- or multiple-entry) allow travel through Belarus for up to two days and are valid for up to a year.
Contact your nearest consulate (or consular section at embassy). If you live in a country where there is no Belarusian embassy or consulate, you can obtain a visa at Minsk National Airport, but must submit your documentation to the Foreign Admissions Division of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mfa.gov.by) in advance.
Allow at least seven days for visa processing. There is also a 48-hour express option.
You may be asked to provide proof of funds to cover your stay.
If you wish to extend your stay, you should contact the local office of the Citizenship and Migration Department.
If importing animals, you must provide a veterinary inspection certificate and vaccination certificate. These should be translated into Russian or Belarusian.
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 0930-1230.