Visa-free travel to Belarus via checkpoint «Minsk National Airport»11.01.2017
Information on visa-free travel via checkpoint «Minsk National Airport»
According to the Presidential Decree «On establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals», foreign citizens of 80 countries can enter Belarus without visas for up to 5 days and exit from Belarus only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus «Minsk National Airport».
The Decree is effective as of February 12, 2017.
The established order of visa-free movement through the airport does not extend to persons coming to Belarus by airplane 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 domestic ones and there is no border control).
The Decree does not apply either to foreigners paying official visits. Diplomatic, official, special and other passports equal to them are not covered by the above Decree.
To enter the Republic of Belarus visa-free via checkpoint «Minsk National Airport», foreign nationals must have the following documents:
- a valid passport or another substituting document for traveling abroad;
- financial means: at least 25 Euros (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay
- medical insurance with coverage for at least 10,000 Euros that covers the territory of Belarus.
If foreign citizens have no insurance policy (certificate of insurance) satisfying existing requirements, they can purchase one at the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus «Minsk National Airport».
Citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, The Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa must comply with compulsory additional requirements:
-a valid multiple visa of the EU member states or Schengen zone with a mark in passport on crossing the border of these states;
-tickets with confirmation of departure from «Minsk National Airport» within 5 days from the date of entry.
During temporary (up to 5 days) stay in Belarus foreigners are not obliged to be registered by the local unit of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus at their place of residence or in any other way stipulated by the Belarusian legislation.