I am a German citizen currently living in Russia with a Russian study visa. I am planning on driving to Minsk with a car and from there to Poland. Since I already have a visa for Russia, is a special visa required for Belarus? I am aware of this question but my question differs in the respect that I am not an US, but a EU citizen and that I am not entering Belarus by plane or train.

  • While your citizenship and the mode of travel may be different, I expect that the answer is the same. – phoog Dec 2 '16 at 23:03
  • Yes, you still have to have a valid visa, as Belarus doesn't have non-visa agreement with both US and EU. And you probably can't travel to Minsk by a car. – VMAtm Dec 3 '16 at 1:34
  • Sorry to disappoint you but this is indeed the same question. Belarusian visa and Russian visa are quite distinct. And it doesn’t matter if you enter by plane, train, car or foot. – Jan Dec 3 '16 at 1:57
  • The above speakers are right: you have seamlessly use the duplicate question above, as Belarus makes no distinction between EU and US foreigners. You definitely need Belarusian visa. – Suncatcher Dec 3 '16 at 8:03
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    Also some points about crossing BY-RU border may interest you here – Suncatcher Dec 3 '16 at 8:08