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Belarus goes visa-free for 5 days

From 12 February 2017 Belarus becomes visa-free for citizens of 80 countries staying for up to 5 days... Read full article


Belarus visa fees for US and UK passport holders drop

From 13 January Belarus visa fees for the UK and US passport holders get lower and now amount to those charged from the applicants of most other countries... Read full article


Belarus and Israel to become visa-free

Visa-free regime deal between Israel and Belarus will be signed in Minsk on 19 September, Joseph Chagall, Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Israel... Read full article


MSQ Airport Consulate available to apply for all

Starting from 22 August 2013 the Consulate at Minsk National Airport (MSQ) is again accepting visa applications from all nationalities regardless of... Read full article


Nesvizh Palace to receive 1m tourists annually

According to the complex director, Mr. S. Klimov, these perspectives are not exaggerated: in 2012 around 440k tourists visited the museum, while the total number... Read full article


Belarus and Turkey establish visa-free regime

On 29 March Belarus and Turkey signed a treaty that provides for visa-free short-term visits between the two countries. This treaty is... Read full article


About 450k Belarusian visas were issued in 2012

Foreign tourists are attracted into Belarus by low prices, European quality and national traditions. Last year about 450k Belarusian visas were issued to foreign visitors... Read full article


Track Cycling World championship in Belarus 2013

Belarus is to host UCI Track Cycling World Championship for the first time in its history! Read full article


Minsk taxi services to hike rates

In view of the oncoming New Year holidays most of the Minsk taxi services are going to increase the fare. Some of them already increased the fare by 12-16 per cent... Read full article


A unique trophy unveiled in Stalin Line

A German-made self-propelled gun dating back to the Great Patriotic war years has just been repaired and used in a reenactment at the Stalin Line complex... Read full article


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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...

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...

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.

Is plastic card better than cash when 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...