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Visa-free travel to Belarus via checkpoint «Minsk National Airport»

Dear applicants!

Please note that starting from January 1, 2020, the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Canada will be located at the new address350 Sparks Street, Suite 908, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S8.
Due to the move to the new building appointments of citizens on consular issues in the former office of the consular department at 130 Albert Street, Suite 1712, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4 will be temporarily suspended from December 20 to December 31, 2019.
Correspondence, which delivery is expected after January 1, 2020, must be sent to the new address of the Embassy.
To avoid loss of documents during the transfer, we recommend you to refrain from sending correspondence to the Embassy during the period from December 15 to December 31, 2019.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Information on visa-free travel via checkpoint «Minsk National Airport»

According to the Presidential Decree, effective from July 27, 2018, foreign citizens of 74 countries* including CANADA can enter 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 term of visa-free stay is calculated in calendar days; the first day corresponds to the date of arrival, the last day coincides with the date of departure (regardless of the time of arrival and/or departure).

Visa-free regime does not extend to holders of diplomatic, service, special and other passports equivalent to them.

The trip is carried out for private, business, tourist or other purposes not related to employment, commercial activity and education, if the term of education exceeds 30 days.

To enter the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free regime via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”, foreign nationals should 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 (25 euro) 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 (the official translation of a foreign travel medical insurance on Russian or Belarusian language is required while submitting documents for registration in Belarus).

For citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, 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 30 days from the date of entry is a compulsory additional requirement.

NB: When staying in Belarus for more than 5 working days, foreign citizens need to register with the local field office of the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (the official translation of a foreign travel medical insurance on Russian or Belarusian language is required while submitting documents for registration in 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.

The term of visa-free stay can not be extended beyond the established 30 days.
 *Attachment to the Presidential Decree “On establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals” (List of States)

** including dates of arrival and departure