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Information on visa-free travel via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”

According to the Presidential Decree “On establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals”, foreign citizens of 74 countries*

can entry Belarus for up to 30 days and exit from the territory of Belarus only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus “Minsk National Airport”.

The given order of visa-free movement through the airport does not extend to persons coming to Belarus by plane from the Russian Federation, as well as to those who intend to fly to the airports of the Russian Federation (such flights are considered as internal ones and do not have border control).

 

The Decree also does not apply to foreigners paying official visits. Diplomatic, official, special and other passports equal to them are not covered by the above Decree.

To enter the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free regime via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”, foreign nationals must have the following documents:

- a valid ordinary passport. The passport must be valid at least 90 days beyond intended date of departure from the Republic of Belarus;

- financial means: amount equivalent to not less than 2 base rates for each day of stay or 50 base rates if the stay is full 30 days, in Belarusian rubles or foreign currency;

- a medical insurance policy with coverage for at least 10 000 euros, valid in Belarus during the whole duration of stay.

For citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa a valid multiple visa of the EU member states or Schengen zone with a mark in passport on crossing the border of these states and tickets with confirmation of departure from  “Minsk National Airport” within 5 days from the date of entry is a compulsory additional requirement.

NB: When staying in Belarus for more than 5 days, except for Sundays and state holidays, foreign citizens need to be registered with the local office for citizenship and migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. When staying in hotels, hostels, sanatoriums and other collective accommodation facilities the registration of foreign citizens is carried out by the administrations of such facilities by default upon check-in.

Consult the link to know on the registration on-line in Belarus.

The term of visa-free stay can not be extended beyond the established 30 days.

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*Attachment to the Presidential Decree “On establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals” (List of States)