3rd Zeldovich Meeting - VISA information


According to Presidential Decree On establishment of VISA-FREE ENTRY and exit of foreign nationals, foreign citizens of 80 countries (including most European countries, Australia, USA, Japan, etc.) can enter Belarus for up to 5 days without getting visa. The Decree applies to people, who enter Belarus and exit from the country only through the State border checkpoint of the Republic of Belarus Minsk National Airport (except for flights from/to the Russian Federation). Additional information can be found on the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. If you need a visa to enter Belarus (e.g. if you want to stay for longer period than 5 days), the Organizing Committee will prepare and send you an official invitation letter, satisfying all the requirements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For visa-free entry to Belarus you need:
  • to be a citizen of one of the specified countries;
  • to enter Belarus and to exit from Belarus through Minsk International Airport (not by train, bus or car);
  • to use international flights not the flights from/to the Russian Federation (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, etc.);
  • to stay in Belarus for not more than 5 days including the days of arrival and departure ("5 days" = "4 night"; you need to present a valid ticket for the return flight);
  • to present valid documents (a valid ordinary passport or another substituting document for traveling abroad; financial means: at least 25 Euro (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay; medical insurance with coverage for at least 10,000 Euros that covers the territory of Belarus).

Citizens of certain countries have the right of visa-free travel in Belarus without the limitations listed above.