Minsk, Belarus 19-22 August 2021
Below are the key points on this issue.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Please note! If you are not vaccinated that only a route to Minsk that includes "green"-listed countries will allow you to avoid the 7-day quarantine upon arrival in Belarus.
More information on this issue you can find here: COVID-19: crossing the border of the Republic of Belarus.
For foreign citizens, departure is not restricted, but it is possible to cross the border no earlier than the expiration of the 7-day self-isolation period (if it was required).
If you are not traveling from Russia, then the only way to get to Minsk is by plane since foreign citizens are allowed to enter Belarus through airports only. There are currently the following direct flights to and from Minsk (for your convenience, we marked the locations of the so-called "red" and "green" zones, read the details above):
The National Airport in Minsk is located some 50 km from Minsk. To get to the city from the airport you can take a bus (~€ 2), take a taxi (~€ 30) or rent a car. Buses depart every hour from 7 am to 10.30 pm. Buses arrive in Minsk to the Central Bus Terminal (which is next to the Central Rail Terminal). Taxis (~€ 30) are available at the airport every time there are arrivals. A car rental office is at the arrivals terminal.
If you prefer travelling by train, there are currently direct connections to Minsk, but only from Russia. Trains arrive in Minsk to the Central Rail Terminal which is connected by public transport to all the parts of the city.
Most foreigners visiting Belarus need to obtain a visa. But citizens of many countries have an opportunity to enter the country under a simplified procedure today. Such trips have become possible due to visa-free travel regulations in Belarus.
Foreign nationals may visit any place in Belarus within 30 days of their visa-free stay. However, they must arrive and leave the country only through Minsk National Airport (MSQ - this is the only civilian airport in Minsk).
Please, note, that the visa-free entry rules do not extend
You can find all required information on the MFA website. The details are also in the short video below. See you in Minsk!