Information on visa-free travel to Belarus11.01.2017
According to the Presidential Decree “On establishment of visa-free entry of foreign nationals”, starting from February 12, 2017 foreign citizens of 80 countries, including all EU countries may enter Belarus for up to 5 days without a visa provided they enter and leave through the border checkpoint at Minsk inernational airport.
The above rules of visa-free movement through the airport does not extend to persons coming to Belarus by planes from the Russian Federation, as well as to those who intend to fly to the airports of the Russian Federation (such flights are considered as internal ones and do not have border control).
The Decree also does not apply to foreigners paying official visits. Diplomatic, official, special and other passports equal to them are not covered by the above Decree.
To enter the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free regime via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”, foreign nationals must have the following documents:
- a valid passport;
- financial means: at least 25 Euro (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay;
- medical insurance with coverage for at least 10,000 Euros that covers the territory of Belarus.
For citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa a valid multiple visa of the EU member states or Schengen zone with a mark in passport on crossing the border of these states and tickets with confirmation of departure from “Minsk National Airport” within 5 days from the date of entry is a compulsory additional requirement.