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To enter the Republic of Belarus

To enter the Republic of Belarus foreign citizens shall have the following documents with themselves:

  • valid passport or any other substitution document for travel abroad;
  • document, granting the right to visit Grodno-Brest tourist zone visa-free;
  • money: when entering Belarus a foreign a visitor should possess not less than 50 Belarusian rubles for each day of stay. This sum can be obtained in foreign currency or in the national currency of Belarus. 
  • insurance policy.



 Attention! Toll roads: Electronic Toll Collection System "BelToll" in the Republic of Belarus 

Information

Fifteen-day visa-free access to Grodno-Brest tourist zone

  1. Foreign visitors can enter Belarus visa-free if they plan to visit the Grodno-Brest tourist zone visa-free.
  2. Tourists can enter the visa-free zone in Belarus via 14 international border checkpoints:
    automobile checkpoints Brest (Terespol), Bruzgi (Kuznica Bialostocka), Domachevo (Slawatycze), Benyakoni (Salcininkai), Peschatka (Polowce), Privalka (Raigardas);
    small border trafic checkpoint Pererov (Bialowieza), Lesnaya (Rudawka), Privalka (Szandubra);
    railway border checkpoint Brest (Terespol), Grodno (Kuznica Bialostocka);
    Brest Airport border checkpoint, Grodno Airport border checkpoint.
    NOTE! Foreign visitors who enter the visa-free travel zone must register with the local police department within five days. As a rule, hotels, farm tourism estates, and health resorts where tourists stay take care of that. Self-employed businessmen who rent apartments to foreigners do that, too.
  3. This tourism and recreation zone includes popular attractions and biggest cities in the western part of the country, including:
    in Brest Region – the city of Brest, Brest District, Zhabinka District, Kamenets District and Pruzhany District;
    in Grodno Region – the city of Grodno, Grodno District, Berestovitsa District, Volkovysk District, Voronovo District, Lida District, Svisloch District and Shchuchin District.
  4. In order to enter the visa-free territory a foreign visitor should possess the document which is issued by Belarusian tourist agency.
  5. In order to obtain the document a foreign visitor is:
    1. to address Belarusian travel agency which has the right to issue such documents;
    2. to receive confirmation approving a foreign traveler’s right to enter Belarus visa-free, and to obtain tourist service which should be booked in advance.
  6. Before entering Belarus a foreign visitor is to get a health insurance for staying in Belarus.
  7. A foreign visitor entering Belarus visa-free is to present the following documents at Belarus State Border checkpoint:
    1. a valid document which allows to cross State Borders of foreign countries (passport);
    2. the document issued by Belarusian travel agency which allows to enter the above mentioned territories visa-free;
    3. Health insurance.

          Note! When visiting Belarus as part of an organized group, tourists can go beyond the visa-free zone and visit other areas of Brest Oblast and Grodno Oblast, but only if it is part of the planned tour route.

Rules

Fill in the declaration and give it to customs agent IF YOU ARE IMPORTING:

 

- Vehicles.

 

- Commodities > 1500 euro or > 50 kg.

 

- Cash and (or) travel checks on total more than equivalent of 10000 US Dollars.

 

- Alcohol (>3 litres) Smokables (>200 pieces).

 

- Cash instruments: bills, checks (bank checks), certificated securities.

 

- Weapons and ammunition, gas canisters, tasers.

 

- Medicines, drugs, potent substances and precursors.

 

- Cultural valuables, printed products, books, newspapers, photos.

 

- Animals.

 

- Commodities imported, more frequently than once every 3 calendar months.

*Full information about customs regulations can be found on the information stands

The Republic of Belarus operates congestion charg BelToll

The Republic of Belarus operates congestion charge  BelToll

Drivers are required to pay for transit by the toll roads within “BelToll” system if they drive the following types of vehicles:

  • Motor vehicles with technically permissible total mass of over 3,5 t .;
  • Motor vehicles registered outside the Customs Union, with technically permissible total weight not exceeding 3.5 t. Drivers of vehicles with technically permissible total weight not exceeding 3.5 t. registered in the countries of the Customs Union, are exempt from tolls.

 

In the area between State border and adjoined checkpoint it is forbidden to

In the area between State border and adjoined checkpoint it is forbidden to:

  • Park vehicles;
  • Embark and disembark passengers;
  • Complete handling charges;
  • Stay in the area (for individuals who are not to cross the State border).

Violations of these requirements by citizens provided for administrative liability under the Law 23.31 of the Administrative Code (warning with or without deportation, or a fine of up to 50 base units).

At the checkpoints citizens are prohibited from

At the checkpoints citizens are prohibited from:

  • Taking photo and video;
  • Making calls on mobile communications;
  • Leaving money in the documents presented for checking;
  • Committing actions aimed at inciting employees of state control bodies to a breach of the established procedure for the implementation of border and other controls, including the offer and (or) transfer to them any material value. Offering and (or) providing the benefits of property nature is also prohibited;
The admission of foreigners staying in the Republic of Belarus

The admission of foreigners staying in the Republic of Belarus

Upon entering Belarus foreigners are required to have funds in the amount equivalent to at least 2 base units set in the Republic of Belarus per each day of stay. A foreigner arrived in the Republic of Belarus is to register with registrar by the actual place of residence within 5 days (except Sundays and public holidays).

Registration authorities in Belarus:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs;
  • Department of Internal affairs;
  • Hotel;
  • Resorts and recreation establishments;
  • Body of rural tourism.

Violation of these requirements by citizens provided for administrative liability under the Law 23.55, paragraph 1 of the Administrative Code (warning or a fine of up to 50 base units or deportation).

At a border crossing a driver must remember

At a border crossing a driver must remember!

A driver of a vehicle must have the original insurance certificate, valid in the territory of Belarus, and confirming the liability insurance in the Member State of the “Green Card” system. The vehicle participating in the road traffic and registered abroad without the agreement of compulsory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners, functioning in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, establishes administrative liability under the Law 18.20, paragraph 4 of the Administrative Code on 20 base units (since 01.01.2020, the base unit is 27 BYN).

When crossing the state border of the Republic of Belarus a foreigner must

When crossing the state border of the Republic of Belarus a foreigner must:

Present a valid document for traveling abroad and a document giving a foreign citizen the right to an individual or group visit to the visa-free territory "Brest - Grodno", as well as a compulsory medical insurance contract.

State Border Crossing Procedure

State Border Crossing Procedure

When crossing the border of the Republic of Belarus, regardless of the way of crossing it, it is necessary to pass border and customs control. Foreign citizens and stateless persons (hereinafter - foreigners) can cross the state border of the Republic of Belarus with to the following documents:

  • Valid document for traveling abroad (passport) with a valid visa for the countries with which the Republic of Belarus has a visa regime;
  • Document to return to the state of citizenship or residence (in case of loss of a passport on the territory of the Republic of Belarus);
  • A valid document for traveling abroad and a document granting a foreign citizen the right to an individual or group visit to the visa-free territory "Brest - Grodno".