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Attention for travellers to Belarus from Israel

The requirement of a mandatory 14-day quarantine (home self-isolation) for all travellers to Belarus from Israel is renewed.

On September 10, 2020, the Belarusian Ministry of Health took a decision to return Israel to the List of countries where the cases of COVID-19 infection are registered.

According to the Belarus’ Government regulation № 171 of March 25, 2020, this means that all entrants to Belarus arriving from countries included in above List, which now also inscribes Israel, are required for mandatory 14-days quarantine (home self-isolation). Until the expiration of self-isolation period such entrants are not allowed to subsequent cross of the Belarus’ border.

The exceptions from this procedure include, in particular:

members of foreign diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations and their missions in Belarus, as well as their family members;

heads and members of official delegations;

foreigners transiting through the territory of Belarus to return to their place of residence.

  Besides, the Embassy draws the attention to the situation with religious pilgrims, also from Israel, traveling nowadays to Ukrainian city Uman – where Rabbi Nachman’s grave is located – through the territory of Belarus for the Rosh Hashanah holiday.  

There are pandemic restrictions for foreign citizens to entry Ukraine during August 28 – September 28 of this year (as for Ukrainian Government regulation). The Belarusian Border Control Service already registered several cases of denying the entry to Ukraine by such pilgrims. They are forced after to return to the territory of Belarus. Today about 1.5 thousand of such pilgrims have accumulated in Belarus.

The Embassy kindly asks those who are planning a trip to Belarus, in order to enter Ukraine, to take into account the quarantine and pandemic restrictions existing currently in both countries.