What kind of hotels are there in Belarus?

updated on 16.10.2016

This is a very complicated question. There are over 300 hotels in Belarus that were built mainly in Soviet times. Most of these are currently owned and run by... Read full article

What is Minsk weather normally like?

updated on 17.10.2016

Minsk is located in Central Belarus and therefore has a moderate continental climate with the country’s average number of warm and cold days in the year... Read full article

What are the state holidays in Belarus?

updated on 16.10.2016

The state Belarus holidays of 2017 are always days-off with most businesses closed. No formal business meetings are scheduled on these dates, the services... Read full article

What are the traditional things to eat in Belarus?

updated on 10.10.2016

Most dishes of the Belarusian cuisine are very tasty and nutritious cooked in such a way so as to enable a better digestion. Different nations, however, might be willing to... Read full article

Is it safe to travel to Belarus?

updated on 16.10.2016

Quite so, and some travelers even claim Minsk to be safer than London or Paris. In the first line it comes from the Belarusian tolerance towards different nations and religions... Read full article

Are there many English speakers in Belarus?

updated on 14.10.2016

In 2009 there were 12 per cent of English speakers and 2.3 per cent German speakers among young Belarusians... Read full article

What is the population of Minsk?

updated on 16.10.2016

On 1 January 2016 Minsk had a population of 1 938 000 people, according to the Minsk General Department for Statistics. Thus, one-fifth of the Belarusians... Read full article

How good is tap water in Belarus?

updated on 20.10.2016

Normally potable water in Belarus has a low level of fluorine and iodine and an excessive level of iron. The further to the east the cities and villages are located... Read full article

Major mobile phone networks in Belarus?

updated on 15.10.2016

There are three mobile phone networks in Belarus: MTS, Velcom and Life:). Without examining the history of each of them I will just tell that all the three have plans... Read full article

Is there medical tourism in Belarus?

updated on 03.10.2016

The achievements of medicine and the growing selection of treatment options in Belarus draw attention of the foreign specialists – doctors, professors and... Read full article

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Can I get insurance for Belarus online?
updated on 06.02.2017

Well, yes you can! To apply for a Belarus tourist visa you must supply an insurance policy that stipulates it covers Belarus. Your global insurance does so but...

How do I apply for a Belarus tourist visa?
updated on 13.02.2017

Applying at their local Belarus Consulate, the citizens of migration-secure states (e.g. the USA, Canada, Japan and others) can obtain a short-term...

Filling in Belarus visa application
updated on 02.01.2017

The form of application for a visa to Belarus has become digital and you can save and send it as a PDF file. It is only a 2-page document that is available...

Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 08.02.2017

Quite a number of things, as a matter of fact. Let’s examine a typical case from my travel agent’s past with a traveler landing in Minsk Airport (MSQ) and applying for a visa...

How do I apply for a Belarus private/guest visa?
updated on 01.02.2017

People, who want to travel to Belarus to see a friend, take care of the grave of a relative, take part in the court hearings, etc. need to apply for a private visa... 

Tour Belarus for family research
updated on 16.05.2013

This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.

Using a plastic card in Belarus?
updated on 14.10.2016

A plastic card is a fine thing, no doubt, but there have been a number of cases when the ATM displayed ERROR, or required a PIN code...

Traditional souvenirs from Belarus?
updated on 18.10.2016

While most tourists agree that Belarus is not the country for grand shopping, there are still some things that can be brought back as souvenirs...