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8/1/2018

Visiting Belarus without visas

Citizens of dozens of countries can take advantage of the 30-day visa-free travel to Belarus (to see the full list of countries, please click here).

Foreign nationals may visit any place in Belarus within five days of their visa-free stay. However, they must arrive and leave the country only through Minsk National Airport. The visa-free entry rules do not extend to any other international border checkpoints or airports of the country.

Belarus’ visa-free travel rules for foreign visitors do not apply to people flying to Belarus from or to Russia (these flights are considered internal and are not subject to border control).

Visa-free entry does not apply to foreigners coming to Belarus to work, do business, or study, if the period of activity exceeds 30 days.

To enter Belarus for 30 days visa-free foreign nationals must have the following documents:

With respect to Chinese citizens, these visa rules will apply till 10 August 2018 when Belarus-China agreement on mutual visa abolition for holders of regular passports comes into force.

Attention! 30-day visa-free stay in Belarus starts on the date the passport is stamped. If you arrive late in the evening and go through customs clearance before 24.00, this will be considered your first day of the visa-free stay.

Foreign citizens who plan to spend more than five business days in Belarus must register with the police indicating the address they are staying. If foreign visitors stay in a hotel, hostel, health resort or another facility of collective accommodation, the management of the above-mentioned facilities shall be responsible for the registration with the police.