Belarus (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 12.02.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before arrival. Test results issued in a language other than Belarusian, English or Russian, must be printed and accompanied by a printed certified translation.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Belarus;
– passengers with a diplomatic or service passport;
– passengers younger than 6 years.
2. Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 10 days if arriving from a country listed at http://minzdrav.gov.by/ru/dlya-belorusskikh-grazhdan/strany-krasnoy-zony.php.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

From midnight on 20 December, the government of Belarus will introduce additional exit controls at its land borders. No one can leave Belarus by a land border unless they have a valid exemption as set out by the Council of Ministers. Flights continue to operate in and out of Minsk National Airport as normal.

Entering Belarus through the land border is only possible for those BNs who have temporary or permanent residency in Belarus.

All foreign arrivals, above the age of six, must have a medical certificate (PCR) showing a negative coronavirus test result, issued no later than 72 hours before entry. This requirement does not apply to holders of permanent or temporary residency in Belarus.

All arrivals from the UK must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms.

There are different requirements in place for arrivals from other countries. You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements set by the Belarusian authorities and your airline in advance of your flight. Different airlines have different requirements and may refuse boarding if they are not met.

You must wear a protective face mask in all indoor public spaces, on all Belavia flights and at Minsk National Airport.

You’ll need to have valid medical insurance before travelling to Belarus. You’ll be asked to provide proof of your insurance when you apply for your visa or when you arrive at Minsk airport under the visa-free regime. Contact the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus (http://uk.mfa.gov.by/en/)for full details of what’s required.

It is still possible to enter Belarus by land, however, given the current situation, checks at the border may take longer than usual. If you are planning to enter or exit Belarus by land, we advise you to check the travel advice of the relevant neighbouring country, as coronavirus-related border restrictions may be put in place at short notice.
 

Lockdown Details

The City of Minsk has issued social distancing guidelines for businesses and public institutions, including:

Restaurants and cafes must place tables at least 1.5 meters apart.

Hotels must ensure guests take their temperature daily.

Employers must prohibit sick employees from working.

Library reading rooms are closed to the public

Large events in museums have been cancelled.

Hairdressers and beauty salons must work by appointment only, with a minimum five-minute interval between clients.

Churches and other religious institutions must ensure regular cleaning and disinfection of public areas.

Shops, cafes, restaurants, and other businesses are open.

There are no rules surrounding face masks, but many people voluntarily wear them when going out in public.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co