Visa Free

Visiting the Avgustov Canal Park and the city of Grodno, the territory of the city of Brest, Brest, Zhabinka, Kamenets, Pruzhany districts of the Brest region, as well as the Svisloch district of the Grodno region (tourist and recreation zone "Brest"). How to come?
  • Write to us
    Not later than 48 hours before the planned arrival, write to us by email: biuro@extur.by
  • Data collection and payment
    - Provide the tour operator with a copy (scan) of passport pages with a photo. - Specify the exact date of the planned visit. - Provide contact information for feedback (e-mail, Viber, WhatsApp) - Pay for selected services
  • Entry to RB
    Entry to the territory of the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free zone through certain checkpoints
  • Documents for entry
    When crossing the state border, a foreign tourist is obliged to provide the documents necessary to enter Belarus.
  • Arrival date
    Stay in the visa-free zone is allowed in a certain territory for a period of 1 to 10 days

To enter the Republic of Belarus

foreign citizens shall have the following documents with themselves:

  • valid passport or any other substitution document for travel abroad;
  • document, granting the right to visit “Awgustow Canal” park;
  • money: when entering Belarus a foreign a visitor should possess not less than 42 Belarusian rubles for each day of stay. This sum can be obtained in foreign currency or in the national currency of Belarus.
  • insurance policy.

Attention! Toll roads: Electronic Toll Collection System “BelToll” in the Republic of Belarus 

Information for visa-free visitors of Grodno

  • Foreign visitors can enter Belarus visa-free if they plan to visit the territory of a special tourist and recreational part “Avgustov Channel”, and its adjacent territories.
  • One can enter Belarus through crossing Belarus State Border at the checkpoints Lesnaya (Rudavka), and Bruzgi (Kuznitsa Belostokskaya) which border on Poland; at the checkpoints Privalka (Shviandubre), and Privalka (Raigardas) which border on Lithuania.

A checkpoint at the railway station in Grodno and at Grodno airport is included in the list of checkpoints that carry out visa-free entry.

  1. Visa free territories are:
    The Grodno region fully included into the territory of the park “Awgustow Canal”.
  2. In order to enter the visa-free territory a foreign visitor should possess the document which is issued by Belarusian tourist agency.
  3. In order to obtain the document a foreign visitor is:
    1. to address Belarusian travel agency which has the right to issue such documents;
    2. to receive confirmation approving a foreign traveler’s right to enter Belarus visa-free, and to obtain tourist service which should be booked in advance.
  4. Before entering Belarus a foreign visitor is to get a health insurance for staying in Belarus.
  5. A foreign visitor entering Belarus visa-free is to present the following documents at Belarus State Border checkpoint:
    1. a valid document which allows to cross State Borders of foreign countries (passport);
    2. the document issued by Belarusian travel agency which allows to enter the above mentioned territories visa-free;
    3. Health insurance.
  6.  A migration card is to be drawn up at the checkpoint of Belarus State Border.   Comment: in case of migration card loss, a tourist will be fined.

The Republic of Belarus operates congestion charg BelToll

Drivers are required to pay for transit by the toll roads within “BelToll” system if they drive the following types of vehicles:

  • Motor vehicles with technically permissible total mass of over 3,5 t .;
  • Motor vehicles registered outside the Customs Union, with technically permissible total weight not exceeding 3.5 t. Drivers of vehicles with technically permissible total weight not exceeding 3.5 t. registered in the countries of the Customs Union, are exempt from tolls.

MAP OF TOLL ROADS

In the area between State border and adjoined checkpoint it is forbidden to

  • Park vehicles;
  • Embark and disembark passengers;
  • Complete handling charges;
  • Stay in the area (for individuals who are not to cross the State border).

Violations of these requirements by citizens provided for administrative liability under the Law 23.31 of the Administrative Code (warning with or without deportation, or a fine of up to 50 base units).

At the checkpoints citizens are prohibited from

  • Taking photo and video;
  • Making calls on mobile communications;
  • Leaving money in the documents presented for checking;
  • Committing actions aimed at inciting employees of state control bodies to a breach of the established procedure for the implementation of border and other controls, including the offer and (or) transfer to them any material value. Offering and (or) providing the benefits of property nature is also prohibited;

The admission of foreigners staying in the Republic of Belarus

Upon entering Belarus foreigners are required to have funds in the amount equivalent to at least 2 base units set in the Republic of Belarus per each day of stay. A foreigner arrived in the Republic of Belarus is to register with registrar by the actual place of residence within 5 days (except Sundays and public holidays).

Registration authorities in Belarus:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs;
  • Department of Internal affairs;
  • Hotel;
  • Resorts and recreation establishments;
  • Body of rural tourism.

Violation of these requirements by citizens provided for administrative liability under the Law 23.55, paragraph 1 of the Administrative Code (warning or a fine of up to 50 base units or deportation).

At a border crossing a driver must remember

A driver of a vehicle must have the original insurance certificate, valid in the territory of Belarus, and confirming the liability insurance in the Member State of the “Green Card” system. The vehicle participating in the road traffic and registered abroad without the agreement of compulsory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners, functioning in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, establishes administrative liability under the Law 18.20, paragraph 4 of the Administrative Code on 20 base units (since 01.01.2016, the base unit is 21 BYN).

When crossing Belarus state border a foreigner is obliged to

  • to have a valid document for traveling abroad, and a document providing a foreigner with the right to visit “Augustow Canal” park individually or within a group together with CMI (compulsory medical insurance) contract;
  • to obtain and to fill in the migration card. Foreigner is also obliged to hand in a “B” part of the migration card during a border control procedure at a checkpoint across the Republic of Belarus State border (excepting foreigners temporarily or permanently residing in the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise determined by the legislative acts and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus)

Border crossing rules for foreigners

Foreign citizens and stateless persons (hereinafter – foreigners) should go through border and customs control when entering border of the Republic of Belarus. The following documents are needed:

  • Valid document for traveling abroad (passport) with valid visa for the countries with which the Republic of Belarus has a visa regime;
  • Document for citizenship returning (in case of passport loss on the territory of the Republic of Belarus);
  • A valid document for traveling abroad and a document providing a foreigner with the right to visit “Augustow Canal” park individually or within a group. There are checkpoints at the border crossing between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Poland: Lesnaya (Rudavka), Bruzgi (Belostotskaya Forge), and with Lithuania at checkpoints Privalka (Švendubrė), Privalka (Raigardas).

Rules. Fill in the declaration and give it to customs agent IF YOU ARE IMPORTING:

1 transport Vehicles.
1 stoimost Commodities > 1500 euro or > 50 kg.
1 nalichnye Cash and (or) travel checks on total more than equivalent of 10000 US Dollars.
1 alcohol Alcohol (>3 litres) Smokables (>200 pieces).
1 bumagi Cash instruments: bills, checks (bank checks), certificated securities.
1 oruzhie Weapons and ammunition, gas canisters, tasers.
1 lekarstva Medicines, drugs, potent substances and precursors.
1 cennosti Cultural valuables, printed products, books, newspapers, photos.
1 pats Animals.
1 one 3 Commodities imported, more frequently than once every 3 calendar months.

*Full information about customs regulations can be found on the information stands

In Belarus, visas for foreign tourists were canceled when visiting Grodno and its district, as well as on the territory of Brest, Brest, zhabinkovsky, Kamenetsky, Pruzhansky districts of the Brest region, as well as the Svisloch district of the Grodno region (tourist and recreational zone “Brest”). For registration of visa-free documents should only apply to tour operators who have a certificate of conformity for the services provided.

The right of visa-free entry is granted only to tourists who have booked a tour, on the basis of which a document will be issued for entry into the country. Tourist services can be any, for example, a visit to the Museum, accommodation, food, excursion. Travel Agency sends You an electronic document (pass), which must be printed out for presentation to border guards at the entrance to the Republic of Belarus.

foreign nationals must be in possession of:

valid passport;
pass (free document for visa-free travel);
money for personal needs: for each day of stay to have an amount of about 22 euros.
insurance policy.

You can’t. There are three territories of visa-free entry in Belarus, depending on the chosen point of entry into the country. When entering through points:

    • •Lesnaya (Rudavka)
    • •Bruzgi (Kuznica Bialystockaya)
    • •Privalka (Shvyandubre)
    • •Privalka (Raigardas)
    • •Grodno railway station
    • •checkpoint “Airport” Grodno»

    You can only visit the territory of the park “Augustov Canal”, the entire territory of Grodno region and Grodno.

OR

  • No, unfortunately, there is no such opportunity yet. When you cross the border of the Republic of Belarus at checkpoints:
    • •Brest (Terespol)
    • •Domachevo (Slovatichi)
    • •Peschatka (Polovtsy)
    • •Checkpoint with simplified procedure Pererov (Belovezha)
    • •Railway checkpoint Brest (Terespol)
    • •Checkpoint “Airport “Brest”

    You can visit only the territory of National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha” on the territory of the tourist-recreational zone “Brest”, which includes:

    • •Brest and Brest District,
    • •Zhabinka district (Brest region),
    • •Kamenetsky district (Brest region),
    • •Pruzhany district (Brest region),
    • •Svisloch district (Grodno region)

Yes, you can. When crossing the border of Belarus through Minsk airport. You can travel all over Belarus.

No, unfortunately, there is no such opportunity yet. When crossing the border of the Republic of Belarus at checkpoints:

  • •Lesnaya (Rudavka)
  • •Bruzgi (Kuznica Bialystockaya)
  • •Privalka (Shvyandubre)
  • •Privalka (Raigardas)
  • •Grodno railway station
  • •checkpoint “Airport” Grodno»

No, unfortunately, there is no such opportunity yet. When you cross the border of the Republic of Belarus at checkpoints:

  • •Brest (Terespol)
  • •Domachevo (Slovatichi)
  • •Peschatka (Polovtsy)
  • •Checkpoint with simplified procedure Pererov (Belovezha)
  • •Railway checkpoint Brest (Terespol)
  • •Checkpoint “Airport “Brest”

You can visit only the territory of National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha” on the territory of the tourist-recreational zone “Brest”, which includes:

    • •Brest and Brest District,
    • •Zhabinka district (Brest region),
    • •Kamenetsky district (Brest region),
    • •Pruzhany district (Brest region),
    • •Svisloch district (Grodno region)

No, unfortunately, there is no such opportunity yet. When crossing the border of the Republic of Belarus at checkpoints:

    • •Lesnaya (Rudavka)
    • •Bruzgi (Kuznica Bialystockaya)
    • •Privalka (Shvyandubre)
    • •Privalka (Raigardas)
    • •Grodno railway station
    • •checkpoint “Airport” Grodno»

    You can only visit the territory of the park “Augustov Canal”, the entire territory of Grodno region and Grodno.

It depends on the checkpoint through which You plan to cross the border of Belarus. By car or bus, by train, by plane, by water and by Bicycle. For more information, see paragraph 2.

Visa-free entry can be made no later than 24 hours before the trip.

Only banks have the right to exchange currency in Belarus.

Yes, you can be in Grodno and the region without a visa up to 10 days inclusively. But staying for more than 5 days requires mandatory registration by the registration authorities. (not applicable to residents of Lithuania and Latvia).

No, you can pay in Belarus only in Belarusian rubles.

Tourism without visas on the territory of Belarus is allowed for citizens of 77 countries according to the list. The visa regime in the Republic of Belarus can be found here.

Not necessarily if You are coming for one day. If You plan to stay in the visa-free zone for more than one day, you must have a document confirming your stay for the entire stay.

More information about staying in Belarus can be found on the Internet portal Belarus.by and on the websites of their governments, for example, here.