Information about Belarus
Population: 9.648.533 (est. 2009)
Capital: Minsk 1 901 700 inhab. (2012)
Official Languages: belarusian, russian
The national flag of Belarus is Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2)
Main cities: Minsk, Gomel and Maguilov
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Belarus in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Belarus, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Belarus - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Belarusian ruble
Time Zone: (GMT+2) Summer Time (GMT+3)
International travel to Belarus is only allowed for "essential reasons". This does not apply to nationals and residents.
There are exemptions to the closure of the border for essential reasons, including travel for compelling family reasons. Tourist trips are not allowed. You can find a full list of exemptions at https://gpk.gov.by/covid-19/
Non-resident foreign travelers must have valid medical insurance with a minimum medical coverage of € 10,000 EUR. Insurance must provide full coverage of all costs of COVID-19 treatment. Proof of this insurance must be provided during the visa application process, or upon arrival at Minsk airport if traveling under the visa-free regime.
Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, using an approved vaccine, are exempt from the testing and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered between 1 and 12 months prior to arrival.
Travelers must be quarantined for 7 days upon arrival.
Upon arrival, proof of a negative PCR test must be presented, taken within the previous 72 hours. The certificate must be printed in Belarusian, Russian or English. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Belarus.
For more details State Border Committee, Belarus