As of the 20th December 2020, the government of Belarus introduced additional exit controls at its land borders. No one can leave Belarus by a land border unless they have a valid exemption as set out by the Council of Ministers. Flights continue to operate in and out of Minsk National Airport as normal.
Entering Belarus through a land border is only possible for those British Nationals who have temporary or permanent residency in Belarus.
All foreign arrivals, above the age of six, must have a medical certificate (PCR) showing a negative coronavirus test result, issued no later than 72 hours before entry. This requirement does not apply to holders of permanent or temporary residency in Belarus or for British Nationals who plan to transit Belarus within 24 hours and provide evidence they will exit within this time-frame.
All arrivals from the UK must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms.
You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements set by the Belarusian authorities and your airline in advance of your flight.
While it is still possible to enter Belarus by land, checks at the border may take longer than usual. If you are planning to enter or exit Belarus by land, we advise you to check the travel advice of the relevant neighbouring country, as coronavirus-related border restrictions may be put in place at short notice.
Belarus quarantine rules
Belarus currently requires foreign nationals of several countries to quarantine upon entry. This includes:
Hungary, Andorra, Spain, Malta, Ukraine, Montenegro, France, United Kingdom, Luxemburg, Sweden, Belgium, Moldova, Island, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Portugal, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ireland, Lithuania, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Germany, Albania.