Visa policy of Belarus
Visa policy map
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.
All visitors are required to have adequate health insurance.
Visa-free agreements were signed with Brazil (November 2013) and Israel (September 2014) but they are yet to be ratified. Agreement with Israel is expected to come into effect in September 2015.
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
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. 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.
In February 2014 fees for visa on arrival were as follows:
- Nationals of states (unless separately noted) with consular offices of Belarus: EUR 180
- Nationals of states (unless separately noted) without consular offices of Belarus: EUR 90
- Nationals of Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia: EUR 180
- Nationals of Malta and Slovenia: EUR 90
- Nationals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland: EUR 75
- Nationals of the United Kingdom: USD 342
- Nationals of the United States: USD 420
Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park
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.
- Visa requirements and Visa Information (in Russian)
- Getting A Belarusian Visa: Easier But More Expensive
- The procedure for obtaining visas to enter the Republic of Belarus
- "Visa Information - Belarus". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- Belarus ratifies visa abolition agreement with Mongolia
- Грамадзяне КНР змогуць да трох сутак знаходзіцца ў Беларусі без віз
- Visa Information - Additional information, Timatic
- On Signing the Agreement on Visa-Free Travels with Brazil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
- Belarus and Israel introduce visa-free regime
- Israel Ambassador expects visa agreement with Belarus to take effect in September
- Particulars of issuance of entry visas at the «National Airport Minsk»
- Visa fees at Minsk airport
- VISA-FREE TRAVEL THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT «PEREROV - BIALOWIEZA» FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS
- Visa-free trips to Belovezhskaya Pushcha as from 12 June