Visa support & medical insurance

Visa support & medical insurance

Visas and valid passports are required to enter Belarus. Belarusian visa is normally issued by a Belarusian embassy or consulate in 5 working days, there is also a possibility to get it urgently (in 48 hours) by paying a double fee. Visas for children under 16 are issued free of charge

Applications for visas are to be made to the nearest Belarusian overseas consulate.

For this purpose, please use www.mfa.gov.by — Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus site or contact “Vneshintourist” directly incoming@321.by

Information on visa-free travel via the 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 entry Belarus for up to 5 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 Decree also does not apply 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 in the visa-free regime via the 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 Euro (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.

For citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, 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 5 days from the date of entry is a compulsory additional requirement.

VISA ARRANGEMENTS AT “MINSK-2” INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UPON ARRIVAL

The complete procedure of obtaining tourist visas at “Minsk-2” International Airport & some useful hints how to make it faster will be explained to each of “Vneshintourist” guest personally.

MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR BELARUS

Foreign citizens temporarily staying or temporarily residing in the Republic of Belarus are required to have a compulsory health insurance policy( from Belarusian insurance companies Belgosstrakh and Beleximgarant) or medical insurance policy took out in a foreign insurance organization in case of their emergency medical treatment in medical institutions

Two Belarusian Insurance Companies in Belarus have the right to sell them: BELGOSSTRACH & BELEXIMGARANT, the stands of which are situated in the airport before Passport Control. The price for this Medical Certificate is not high: 3-4 day stay costs 2 EUR; 5-6 day stay-3 EUR; 7-8day stay 4 EUR; 9-10 day stay-5 EUR etc. Cash ONLY! So, when you arrive in Minsk, go to one of these 2 Insurance companies’ stands and tell for how many days Belarusian Medical Certificate is needed and show your passport for filling out this Certificate.

! For Group travellers “Vneshintourist” organizes this procedure in advance !

For more information on the insurance issues, please, have a look here.
List of States which citizens can visit Belarus for 5-days visa-free