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Belarus is in the center of Europe and shares borders with Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Belarus
Belarus offers several different visa types depending on your requirement. There is the Short-Term Visa where visitors can stay in Belarus for 90 days but must have a return air ticket and the Long-term Visa which is valid for 1 year and is a visa for business, employment and for personal reasons.
Things/Items Allowed into Belarus
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment of these products, 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 for travelers aged below 15 years.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Belarus
Things/Items Forbidden into Belarus
Voice of Travelers to Belarus
I visited Belarus in November 2015 with Turkish Airlines (Economy class Air Ticket), it was a short travel visit of 30 days because I love to explore world as a tourist. With Air Ticket of my national Turkish Airlines i enjoyed my journey throughout. On board services were quite excellent with helping staff. I genuinely like Belarus after visiting. Immigration procedure is quite convenient and supportive for new visitors. Though they deal strictly with restricted items drugs, chemicals, Weapons and other powdered form products. Belarus provides different type of visas with some rules and regulations according to your stay, Belarus doesn’t limit the foreign currency but you have to declare it on your entry. Good thing is that you can enjoy your visit with your pet also. But you need proper vaccination for pet other than you are not allowed to carry your pet with you. Near future i will book an Air Ticket of Belarus and visit it again.
Respect fpr students
As a British visitor I stayed in Belarus around 2 years on a scholarship visa granted by my university. It was a very good experience for me to live in Belarus and study with my fellows. Belarus people are very supportive and respect foreign students. I never feel that i am visitor in Belarus. During my 2 year visit i return to my country thrice and got easily Air Tickets with my student visa. I used every Transport service within Belarus like Train, Bus, Water etc all are well established and provides high quality services with economic charges. I also traveled with Air Ticket of Ruby Star Airlines (Economy class Air Ticket); they were quite good in serving passengers. On flight meal was delicious and fulfills health requirements. Due to their well offered visa policies people are coming more in Belarus to plan their future. Whenever I get another chance to visit Belarus I would love to do it again.
Belarus Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What season should I visit Belarus?
A. July and August are very popular months to visit Belarus as there are many festivals and holidays during this time. However, if you want to avoid expensive air ticket fares and avoid the crowds, May, June, September and October are recommended.
Q. What is there to see in Belarus?
A. Belarus was formerly part of the USSR, and as a result, there is a lot of Stalinist architecture along with other remnants of the Soviet rule. However, in addition to the impressive and historical architecture, Belarus is home to the neo-Romanesque Church of Saints Simon and Helena.
Belarus - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Minsk National Airport ・Istanbul Ataturk Airport
・Naples International Airport
・Bejing Capital International
Airports handling direct flights to Minsk National Airport ・Hong Kong International Airport
・London Heathrow Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Minsk National Airport ・Dubai International Airport
・Dubai Al Maktoum International (DWC)
Flight Routes to Belarus
There are many international air routes to Belarus from Asian, European and American countries. Some of the popular routes to Belarus are listed from the United Kingdom (London), U.S., Turkey (Istanbul), China (Beijing), India, Pakistan (Islamabad), Dubai, Hong Kong, Russia, Germany, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. A variety of major airlines provide routes to Belarus such as Aeroloft, Lufthansa, Air Baltic, Etihad Airways, Air China and Austrian Airlines.