BELARUS TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

If exploration and exotic harmonise with your tastes, then Belarus is a good getaway for you. It is definitely not a country tailor-made for the international tourist - yet. Still making its own way out of the Soviet era, it can’t be troubled with bettering telephone and bank facilities just yet. If you can be patient with services in Belarus, you sure won’t be short-changed for beauty or adventure.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Belarus has not implemented any entry restrictions, but foreign citizens arriving in Belarus are subject to a 14-day self quarantine requirement, unless they are arriving from Azerbaijan, Australia, Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, the UK, the UAE, or the US.Travelers are required to have valid medical insurance before travelling to Belarus. Travelers will be asked to provide proof of insurance when applying for a visa or upon arrival at Minsk airport.All travelers are required to wear protective face masks on all flights and while at Minsk National Airport. Foreign travelers are required to present a medical certificate, issued within 48 hours of arrival, indicating a negative COVID-19 test result.Foreign citizens who plan to spend more than 5 days in Belarus must register with the police indicating the address they are staying. If foreign visitors stay in a hotel, hostel, health resort or another facility of collective accommodation, the management of the above-mentioned facilities shall be responsible for the registration with the police. Registration may also be done online.

 

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Capital: Minsk

Currency: Belarusian ruble (BYB/BYR/BYN)

Area: 207,600km²

Population: 9,485 million (2018)

Language: Belarusian, Russian (both official)

Religion: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%

Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)

 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 7 January, Orthodox Christmas
  • 8 March, Women’s Day
  • 1 May, Labor Day
  • 9 May, Victory Day
  • 3 July, Independence Day
  • 2 November, Remembrance Day
  • 7 November, October Revolution Day

Also, Ancestors Veneration Day (Radunitsa) on the ninth day after Eastern Orthodox Easter.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Average annual temperatures in Belarus increase from the higher latitudes in the northeast (4.5°C) to the lower latitudes in the southwest (7.0°C). Average temperatures in January (the coldest month) increase in the same direction from -8.0°C (in the northeast) to -4.5°C (in the southwest), while average temperatures in July (the warmest month) increase from 17.0°C (in the northwest) to 18.5°C (in the southeast). National annual precipitation averages 600-700 mm; with ranges from 300 mm in dry years to 1,000 mm in humid years. Approximately 60% of annual precipitation occurs in the warm season.

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TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

The snow sports season in Belarus starts in December and lasts until the end of March and sometimes even into April.

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Belarus is from May to September, although you might get a few rain showers over the summer months.

BEACH:

Although Belarus does not have a coastline, you can try visiting one of the many lake "beaches" during the summer months if you're desperate for a swim!

 
 

HEALTH

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