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Belarus Visa-free regime

Nationals of approximately 80 states may visit Belarus for up to 30 days without a visa. Visitors wishing to use the visa free regime should enter and exit Belarus through Minsk International (MSQ) airport and support their visit with the documents listed below.

List of “visa free” Countries

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Argentina
  5. Australia
  6. Austria
  7. Bahrain
  8. Barbados
  9. Belgium
  10. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  11. Brazil
  12. Bulgaria
  13. Canada
  14. Chile
  15. Croatia
  16. Cyprus
  17. Czech Republic
  1. Denmark
  2. Dominica
  3. El Salvador
  4. Estonia*
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Greece
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Hungary
  11. Iceland
  12. Indonesia
  13. Ireland
  14. Italy
  15. Japan
  16. Kuwait
  17. Latvia*
  18. Liechtenstein
  19. Lithuania
  20. Luxembourg
  1. Macau
  2. Macedonia
  3. Malaysia
  4. Malta
  5. Mexico
  6. Micronesia
  7. Monaco
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Nicaragua
  11. Norway
  12. Oman
  13. Panama
  14. Peru
  15. Poland
  16. Portugal
  17. Republic of Korea
  18. Romania
  19. San Marino
  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Seychelles
  3. Singapore
  4. Slovak Republic
  5. Slovenia
  6. Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  7. Spain
  8. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  9. Sweden
  10. Switzerland
  11. United Kingdom
  12. Uruguay
  13. USA
  14. Vanuatu
  15. Vatican City

*Including persons with non-citizen status of Latvia and persons without citizenship, permanently residing in Estonia.

Additional “Visa Free” Countries

Nationals of China, Gambia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa, Vietnam are also eligible for visa-free entry to Belarus.

In addition to the documents listed below nationals of these additional countries should also have:

  1. A valid multiple entry visa issued by an EU member state or Schengen country. The visa should have been previously used to enter the issuing state.
  2. Tickets confirming exit from Minsk International airport within five days from the date of entry.

Please note that due to the mutual visa-free agreement between China and Belarus, citizens of China may stay without a visa in Belarus for up to 30 days per visit, but not for more than 90 days in total during each calendar year.

Documents required

To enter Belarus “visa-free”, all visitors need to have:

  1. An original valid passport or travel document.
  2. Money equivalent of 46 Belarusian rubles (approximately 23 USD in early August 2018) for each day of stay.
  3. Current medical insurance valid in Belarus. Click here for information on insurance requirements.
  4. While not currently a requirement, it is advisable to have outbound tickets pre-booked showing exit from Belarus within 30 days of entry.

Important

Visa-free travel does not apply to visitors entering Belarus on flights from Russia nor visitors intending to exit Belarus and fly to Russia.

Visitors entering or leaving Belarus via Russia should consider either a Belarus Tourist or Transit visa depending upon their travel arrangements. Should you need any assistance with this, please contact visas@realrussia.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Do I need to register in Belarus?

If you are staying in Belarus for more than five working days then yes, you will need to register your migration card (which you will be given when you enter Belarus) and passport, just as you would if you were travelling to Belarus for more than five working days using a visa. 

The process of registration of your migration card and passport is the same as for registering a visa in Belarus; your place of accommodation will register you when you check in. They should put a registration stamp onto section "B" of your migration card.

Alternatively, if you are staying at a private apartment, you must go with the landlord of the apartment to register at the Passport and Visa Department in the town or city where you are staying.

More information on registration in Belarus can be found here, under the title "Do I need to register my visa in Belarus?" If you have any further questions on registration in Belarus, please contact our visa specialists, who will be happy to help.