Border crossing at the land checkpoints

Border crossing at the
land checkpoints
Entry to Belarus

For foreign citizens and stateless persons except those who have a permanent/temporary residence permit in Belarus, entry into the Republic of Belarus is temporarily suspended .

Restrictions on presenting a PCR test and the need for self-isolation do not apply to the following categories of people

The following categories require a PCR test, as well as 10-day self-isolation when they arrive from the “red zone”. If they arrive from the “green zone”, a PCR test is mandatory, and self-isolation is not necessary

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Foreigners arriving in the Republic of Belarus with the invitation of the legal entities registered on the territory of the Republic of Belarus are allowed to pass through the state border if there is an invitation or a copy of it on paper.

In order to avoid problems when crossing the state border, foreigners are advised to present documents confirming the purpose of the trip, translated into one of the state languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian, Russian). The authenticity of the translation or the authenticity of the signature of the translator of the document must be attested by a notary or other official who has the right to perform such a notary act.

Departure from the Republic of Belarus

For foreign citizens, departure is not restricted, but it is possible to cross the border no earlier than the expiration of the 10-day self-isolation period.

Border crossing at the air checkpoints

Border crossing at the air
checkpoints
Entry to Belarus

All foreigners and stateless persons who have reached the age of six (except those who have a temporary/permanent residence permit in Belarus) to enter Belarus are required to have a negative PCR test performed no later than 3 days before crossing the border. 10-day self-isolation is mandatory only for persons arriving from the countries included in the List of the Ministry of Health, where cases of COVID-19 infection are registered.

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The validity period of the PCR document is calculated from the date of its execution, which is considered the first day of the PCR, until the expiration of the third day. (If the date of execution of the PCR is 01.12.2020, then from 00.00 04.12.2020 the PCR document is not valid for entry into the Republic of Belarus) .

Ten-days-stay of individuals in isolation is calculated from the date of arrival in the Republic of Belarus, which is considered the first day of stay in isolation until the expiry of the tenth-day-stay in isolation. (If the date of arrival in the Republic of Belarus is 01.12.2020, then departure from the Republic of Belarus is possible from 00.00 on 11.12.2020).

If a traveler has a document confirming 24-hour transit through the territory of Belarus a PCR test and self-isolation are not necessary (link to the «TRANSIT» block to click on the text: “details” in the section “Transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus” and go)

In the absence of a document confirming 24-hour transit through the territory of Belarus, a foreigner needs a PCR test. In addition, he or she will be given a questionnaire of the newcomer, which must be handed over to an official of the border service authorities when leaving the country. At the same time, in the questionnaire as a place of residence (stay) in the Republic of Belarus, travelers must make an entry: “transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus in no more than 24 hours”.

If the transit period exceeds 24 hours, it is possible for a traveler to cross the border only if he or she has a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19 infection.

Foreigners arriving in Belarus from the Russian Federation who do not have a temporary/permanent residence permit in Belarus are required to have a PCR test in accordance with the provisions of the Decree.

Departure from Belarus

Exit via air checkpoints for foreigners is not restricted, but it is possible after the expiration of the self-isolation period.

Transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus

Transit through the territory
of the Republic of Belarus

Transit for foreigners is possible only if they arrive in Belarus via the air checkpoints.

Transit is:

1. Entry of a foreigner into the Republic of Belarus at the checkpoint at the airport by air from one state, following the established route through the territory of the Republic of Belarus and departure of a foreigner from the Republic of Belarus to another state at a road checkpoint, a simplified checkpoint, a checkpoint at a railway station, a checkpoint at a river port.

2. Entry of a foreigner into the Republic of Belarus at the checkpoint at the airport by air from one state and, without leaving the territory of this checkpoint (transit zone), departure of a foreigner to another state by air.

3. Entry of a foreigner into the Republic of Belarus at the airport checkpoint by air from one state and, without leaving the territory of this airport, departure of a foreigner to the Russian Federation by air.

If the transit is documented within a 24-hour period, a PCR test and self-isolation are not required.

Documents confirming transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus within a period of no more than 24 hours may be

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In the absence of a document confirming 24-hour transit through the territory of Belarus, a foreigner needs a PCR test. In addition, he or she will be given a questionnaire of the newcomer, which must be handed over to an official of the border service authorities when leaving the country. At the same time, in the questionnaire as a place of residence (stay) in the Republic of Belarus, travelers must make an entry: «transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus in no more than 24 hours».

If the transit period exceeds 24 hours, it is possible for a traveler to cross the border only if he or she has a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19 infection (to get a certificate, travelers must contact a medical institution of Belarus) .