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Belarus has officially reopened for tourism on July 15, 2020 

Since reopening, they have changed their entry requirements a few times. 

Originally, they were allowing over 70+ countries to enter without quarantine/tests, however now the rules are almost the polar opposite, requiring quarantines and tests from most world nations. 

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Countries Allowed To Travel To Belarus

It seems that all nations that could visit Belarus ‘pre-covid’ are once again invited to enter.

However, depending on the country the arrival is coming from will determine the entry requirements. 

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Testing Requirements for Belarus

Starting on December 21, 2020, all arrivals into Belarus will have to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 3 days before arrival. 

Quarantine Reqiurements

Currently, Belarus has a list of 134 countries that MUST quarantine for 10-days upon arrival:

  • Republic of Angola
  • Republic of Albania
  • Principality of Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentine Republic
  • Republic of Armenia
  • Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Belize
  • Kingdom of Belgium
  • Republic of Benin
  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • State of Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Kingdom of Bhutan
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Gabonese Republic
  • Republic of Haiti
  • Cooperative Republic of Guyana
  • Republic of the Gambia
  • Republic of Ghana
  • Republic of Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Republic of Honduras
  • Grenada
  • Kingdom of Denmark
  • Republic of Djibouti
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Israel
  • Italian Republic
  • Republic of India
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Republic of Iraq
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • The Kingdom of Spain
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Republic of Cape Verde
  • Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Canada
  • State of Qatar
  • Republic of Kenya
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Republic of Columbia
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of Costa Rica
  • Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
  • State of Kuwait
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvian republic
  • Republic of Liberia
  • Lebanese Republic
  • Libya
  • Republic of Lithuania
  • Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Republic of Madagascar
  • Republic of Malta
  • Republic of Mali
  • Maldives
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Kingdom of Morocco
  • United Mexican States
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • The Republic of Moldova
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • Republic of Niger
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Republic of Nicaragua
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Republic of Panama
  • Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Paraguay
  • Republic of Peru
  • Portuguese Republic
  • Republic of Poland
  • Republic of Rwanda
  • Romania
  • Republic of El Salvador
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Republic of Seychelles
  • Republic of Senegal
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • The Slovak Republic
  • United States of America
  • Federal Republic of Somalia
  • Republic of Sudan
  • Republic of Suriname
  • Togolese Republic
  • Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisian Republic
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Eastern Republic of Uruguay
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • French Republic
  • Republic of Croatia
  • Central African Republic
  • Republic of Chad
  • Montenegro
  • Czech Republic
  • Chile
  • Swiss Confederation
  • Kingdom of Sweden
  • Republic of Ecuador
  • Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • State of Eritrea
  • Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • South Africa
  • Jamaica
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Visa Note:

The list of above countries are permitted to enter in regards to covid travel restricitions, but some of them might still need a Visa to enter. Belarus currently offers 74 nations a 30-day stay without a visa, but not all of them match up with the nations allowed to visit under current covid-related rules. Check which nations don’t need a visa for Belarus.

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Entry Requirements for Belarus

If you are from one of the nations listed above, here are the rest of your entry requirements for travel into Belarus:

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Is Entry into Belarus based on nationality, residency, or location for the past 14 days?

For covid-related entry into Belarus, it seems to be based on location for the past 14 days, as they use the language “passengers arriving from”. This is just our interpretation of the text, so if you’re unsure of your entry ability, please contact the consulate.

Flights into Belarus

The airport in Minsk has reopened and direct flights are available to/from many European cities daily with Belavia airlines.

Belavia flies direct to: London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Prague, Belgrade, Kyiv, Istanbul and more.

Belarus is reopening for tourism

Belarus reportedly only gets between 100,000 and 300,000 tourists per year, and while obviously not a hotspot for tourism, is another option for American travelers who don’t have many destinations to pick from at the moment.

Read More- We have guides on what countries are currently open for tourism in:
Europe
Africa
Asia
Latin American
Caribbean 

Disclaimer: Belarus’ reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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Originally published August 2, 2020 with updates


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Daniel Krisztian

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Hi!

All the foreigners are allowed to visit Belarus for tourism?

Bruce

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Its belarus open for Nigeria citizen to travel too,my Visa is approved but not yet issued ..says by the Agent helping me ...

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 4th of December 2020

It seems like travel might be possible with an approved Visa, so please get the official information from the agency helping you with your visa

Lee

Friday 20th of November 2020

It means that for nationals whose countries are not in the list are not required to self-isolate right?

This is the official site: (link)

James

Saturday 24th of October 2020

They just cancelled my flight at the airport check-in because NOW the PCR test is required no “recommended” but the official page is not updated. So before you travel make sure to call the airline.

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Thanks for the tip James, we will look into this.

Milon

Thursday 8th of October 2020

I'm a US permanent resident and need to travel to Estonia just for a few days - about a week to 10 days. My birth country is not on the unrestricted list to travel to EU destinations. With a Schengen visa can I come to Belarus and drive to Estonia and return to Belarus before moving back to USA? Are there any boarder controls in placed between Belarus and Latvia; as well as Latvia and Estonia that may restrict me travelling among these countries? I truly appreciate your guidance.

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 8th of October 2020

I'm sorry, I really don't have this level of detailed information, but I suspect Estonia will still restrict your entry. It would be best to ask the Estonian consulate or Estonian border police