Visa policy of Belarus

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Belarus visa

Visitors to Belarus must obtain a visa from one of the Belarusian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Belarus

Visa policy[edit]

Entry stamp
Exit stamp
Entry and exit stamps.

Citizens of the following 17 countries can enter Belarus without visas:[1][2]

Indefinite stay
90 days
30 days
30 days, provided that there is a private invitation or tourist document

Citizens of  China do not require a visa when traveling as part of a tourist group through an authorized agency. Since August 22, 2015 a visa is not required for transit up to 3 days if flying from China to Belarus and in possession of a valid Schengen / EU visa.[5]

All visitors are required to have adequate health insurance.[6]

Visa-free agreements were signed with  Brazil (November 2013) and  Israel (September 2014) but they are yet to be ratified.[7][8] Agreement with Israel is expected to come into effect in September 2015.[9]

No visa is required for Belarus for holders of either diplomatic or other official passports of Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Peru, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Syria, Uruguay and Vietnam and for holders of diplomatic passports of Poland.

Visa on arrival[edit]

The Foreign Admissions Division at the Minsk International Airport of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues visas on arrival if the support documents were submitted not later than 3 business days before expected date of arrival.[10] If the reason for arrival is serious illness or death of a close relative or family member visa support documents can be submitted at the moment of application for an entry visa. Fees are significantly higher than at the consulates.[11]

In February 2014 fees for visa on arrival were as follows:

Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park[edit]

In June 2015, Belarus established a visa-free regime for foreign hikers and cyclists, coming to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park through the border checkpoint Pererov-Białowieża for a period of up to three days. A pass for a visa-free visit is obtained electronically and is valid only for the territory of the national park.[12][13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The procedure for obtaining visas to enter the Republic of Belarus
  2. ^ "Visa Information - Belarus". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Belarus ratifies visa abolition agreement with Mongolia
  4. ^ http://mvd.gov.by/main.aspx?guid=245453
  5. ^ Грамадзяне КНР змогуць да трох сутак знаходзіцца ў Беларусі без віз
  6. ^ Visa Information - Additional information, Timatic
  7. ^ On Signing the Agreement on Visa-Free Travels with Brazil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
  8. ^ Belarus and Israel introduce visa-free regime
  9. ^ Israel Ambassador expects visa agreement with Belarus to take effect in September
  10. ^ Particulars of issuance of entry visas at the «National Airport Minsk»
  11. ^ Visa fees at Minsk airport
  12. ^ VISA-FREE TRAVEL THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT «PEREROV - BIALOWIEZA» FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS
  13. ^ Visa-free trips to Belovezhskaya Pushcha as from 12 June