Easier and cheaper: researchers from 74 countries are provided visa-free regime for up to 30 days while cooperating with Belarus

According to the Presidential Decree, effective from July 27, 2018, foreign citizens of 74 countries can enter Belarus for up to 30 days visa-free in case they enter and exit from the territory of Belarus through the state border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk National Airport. 

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

The trip should be carried out for private, business, research, tourist or other purposes not related to employment, commercial activity and education.

To enter 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 Belarus;
  • financial coverage (49 BYN or appr. 25 USD  per each day of stay, calculated at the exchange rate of late July 2018, or, for the whole period of 30 days — appr. 620 USD), in Belarusian rubles or foreign currency;
  • a medical insurance with coverage for at least 10 000 euros, valid in Belarus during the whole duration of stay.

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Source: MFA

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