Belarus is famous for its national parks, historic castles, various health resorts and many other attractions. In addition to the impressive, modern and actively developing Minsk, other cities can pleasantly surprise and open our country to tourists.
One of the main advantages of Belarus is its vast forests and clean lakes and rivers. No wonder more than 40% of the territory of our country consists of forests, and the largest and oldest forest in Europe, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, is located in Belarus. European bison live in this mysterious forest.
Plains prevail in the Belarusian landscape, almost half of the territory is occupied by fields, meadows and forests. The country itself is often called "blue-eyed", because there are more than 13,000 rivers and lakes of amazing beauty in Belarus. For lovers of a relaxing holiday, this will be the best place in Europe.
In Belarus, you can feel the spirit of the Soviet era by visiting numerous monuments, museums and architectural ensembles. Particular attention is paid to preserving the memory of the events of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
Once upon a time Belarus was a multi-confessional country. Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Greek Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, and Jews lived here at different times. Undoubtedly, such a mixture of cultures could not but leave its traces. There are many artifacts and temples important for different confessions in our country.
The modern look of the country will also appeal to all lovers of outdoor activities: cafes and bars, the IT community, friendly and friendly residents, sports competitions and the absence of obstacles - all this will make your trip unforgettable!
Belarus is divided into six regions and the city of Minsk, which has a special status being the capital of Belarus. Minsk is also the center of Minsk Region. Belarus has a common border with Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and Ukraine
According to the Presidential Decree, effective from July 27, 2018, foreign citizens of 74 countries can enter Belarus for up to 30 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 term of visa-free stay is calculated in calendar days; the first day corresponds to the date of arrival, the last day coincides with the date of departure (regardless of the time of arrival and/or departure). Visa-free regime does not extend to holders of diplomatic, service, special and other passports equivalent to them. The trip is carried out for private, business, tourist or other purposes not related to employment, commercial activity and education, if the term of education exceeds 30 days. To enter the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free regime via the checkpoint “Minsk National Airport”, foreign nationals should have the following documents: — a valid ordinary passport. The passport must be valid at least 90 days beyond intended date of departure from the Republic of Belarus; — financial means: amount equivalent to not less than 2 base rates for each day of stay or 50 base rates if the stay is full 30 days, in Belarusian rubles or foreign currency; — a medical insurance policy with coverage for at least 10 000 euros, valid in Belarus during the whole duration of stay. For citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, 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 30 days from the date of entry is a compulsory additional requirement. NB: When staying in Belarus for more than 10 working days, foreign citizens need to register with the divisions on citizenship and migration of the territorial bodies of internal affairs or via the unified portal for electronic services portal.gov.by. When staying in hotels, hostels, sanatoriums and other collective accommodation facilities the registration of foreign citizens is carried out by the administrations of such facilities by default upon check-in. The term of visa-free stay can not be extended beyond the established 30 days.
Foreign visitors can enter Belarus visa-free to visit the “Brest-Grodno” tourist visa-free zone for the period up to 15 days.
Agritourism has become a kind of "visiting card" of tourism in Belarus. Like various spa complexes amd eco-trails it invites tourists to relax not only with their body, but also with their soul.
Our country has a rich historical and cultural potential. Objects of intangible cultural heritage, festivals, ceremonial events, memorable dates ... Be inspired by Belarus through impressions!