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*Рэспубліка Беларусь* The Republic of Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe.

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Does a U.S. citizen need a transit visa for Belarus if traveling by train from Moscow to Warsaw?

I plan to travel from Moscow to Warsaw via Belarus by train. I am a U.S. citizen. Do I need a transit visa and where do I get one?
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India to Belarus by Train + Road

Is it possible to travel to Belarus from India by both train & bus? And if possible, then in which path is it possible? Is it the route India > Nepal > Tibet > Tajikistan > Uzbekistan > ...
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how to get from Grodno to Bahatyrevičy with public transport

Is it possible to get from Grodno to Bahatyrevičy (also known as Багатырэвічы, Богатыревичи, Bohatyrowicze) with public transport? I am willing to go a few kilometers by foot, so, for instance, ...
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Belarus double-entry transit visa, number of days: days there or days valid?

I'm taking a train from Germany to Russia and back. In both directions, the train is direct at least between Poland and Moscow. On the Belarus transit visa application form, question 19 is: ...
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Is the Belarus-Russia visa recognition into force yet, or do I still need a Belarus transit visa?

A Belarusfeed article from December 2018 notes: Once the Belarus-Russia visa recognition agreement comes into force, foreigners won’t need two visas to stay in Belarus and Russia. Belarus and ...
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Options to travel from Moscow to Belarus and the EU on a foreign passport

I have an upcoming trip to Moscow and initially planned to continue my journey to Minsk and onwards to Vienna by train. I have a Russian visa and was planning to apply for a Belarussian one as well. I ...
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Are Belavia flights out of Kaliningrad considered domestic or international

Since 2017 flights between Russia and Belarus are no longer considered domestic ones, i.e. there is passport control. As of 2019, does this apply to all Russian airports? I am planning to fly from ...
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Missing middle name in travel documents

I know I do have a middle name as it is listed in my birth certificate and I have many documents from my childhood that include it (e.g. school records), it is also used for elections but it was never ...
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Airport Transit Visa for Belarusian Nationals Residing in US [duplicate]

My mother and I (both Belarusian citizens with US residentship) will be flying Chicago-Minsk with a 2-hour connection in Barcelona. Belarus is not on this list of coutries, however, Russia is. Given ...
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Border crossing in CA-4 countries (Guatemala, Honduras) for foreigners

Belarus citizens don't need a visa for Honduras but need a visa for Guatemala. I found this: CA-4 agreement means that after entering one of the countries, you can travel by land to the others ...
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Valid Russian Visa Required when Entering Belarus?

We are travelling Berlin–Moscow by train. We have a Belarus transit visa valid from August 18, and a Russian visa valid from August 19. The train enters Belarus in the evening August 18 and arrives at ...
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Difficulties during trip from Poland to Russia via Belarus

I have an EU citizenship and I want to travel by train from Warsaw, Poland to Moscow, Russia. I know that I need both Russian and Belarussian visas, but I have heard from some people that a few ...
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Can I fly into a country and leave on the same plane?

I would like to visit Belarus for some time but they have a 5-day maximum stay (visa free) so I was hoping I could fly from Minsk (Belarus) to Vilnius (Lithuania) go through immigration and then run ...
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Visas required for Irish passport holder travelling to Minsk via Moscow

Myself and a friend (Irish passport holders) purchased, a little too eagerly, flights from Dublin to Minsk via Moscow. We didn't realise that visa free travel doesn't apply to travelers arriving from ...
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Minsk Airport VOA

I will be in Eastern Europe next year and I'm looking at going through Belarus on my way home. When looking at the website here (http://mfa.gov.by/en/visa/) I spotted two things of interest. "Visa ...
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Travel to Brazil and Russia with US asylee travel document

I have Belarus citizenship but don't have a valid Belarus passport. Instead, I have US asylee travel document which indicates my Belarus citizenship. Belarus citizens don't need a visa to go to Brazil ...
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Traveling to Belarus with dual citizenship

I will be travelling to Belarus soon and I have this little riddle to solve. I have 2 cizitenship - Czech and Belarus. As far as I know, I always need to show my belarusian passport to belarusian ...
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How long can I be in Belarus without having to register?

How many days can I stay in Belarus without needing to register? I read that it's 5 work days, but which days don't count as work days? Is it possible to extend the visit without registering if you ...
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Can interpol detain me in the USA, Europe or Canada for dodging draft in countries like Russia, Belarus?

Can interpol detain citizens of CIS-countries(Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Armenia) in the USA, Europe or Canada for dodging draft in home countries?
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Leaving Belarus by train: Where to check migration card?

Let's say I want to land in Minsk, stay there for a few days, and then leave by train to Vilnius. Where will my migration card be checked upon emigration?
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Is a visa required if I want to rent a car in Belarus?

I am going to visit Belarus this summer. I am an EU citizen and I will arrive and depart from Minsk International Airport, which is why I don't need a visa. However, when I want to rent a car for a ...
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Spending a night in Minsk and continuing my journey using my Fan ID

I recently got to know that Russia and Belarus have an agreement and Fan ID can be used to transit through Belarus. I want to travel to Belarus after the final on 16 July (flight), spend a night in ...
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Do I need a visa to enter Belarus if I have a visa from Russia?

I am a Cameroonian. I have a Russian visa, but I wish to stop at Belarus for a few days on my way to Russia. Will I need a separate Belarusian visa, or will the Russian visa I have permit me to spend ...
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Can I travel to Belarus or Ukraine with a valid Russian visa?

Can I travel to Belarus or Ukraine with a valid Russian tourist visa?. I'm a Syrian citizen.
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How to apply for a Belarus tourist visa without booking a hotel?

I'm planing a day's visit to Minsk on 19th June. I arrive at 6.30am on the sleeper from Warsaw and depart at 10pm the same day on the sleeper to Moscow. However the train times mean that I will ...
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What are requirements visiting Grodno (Hrodna) area in Belarus from Lithuania or Poland?

Currently there is no visa requirement to visit Grodno area in Belarus. Is it valid only tourists? Can I visit it independently without buying tourist services? How long does it take to pass customs ...
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Do you need a visa to visit Brest, Belarus from Poland as a Belgian national?

My father is visiting Poland during summer. He wanted to visit Brest one day without sleepover, just in and out the same day (it's a border city, he told me). He has contacted the Belarus embassy but ...
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Visa to Belarus when traveling Belarus-Russia-Belarus

I'm planning to fly from Europe to Minsk on 29 September, fly out from Minsk to St Petersburg on 1 October and go back from St Petersburg to Europe on 9 October with a layover (2 hours) in Minsk. As ...
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Belarus/Russia border and passport control

What is the status with the Russia/Belarus border? I am guessing there is still passport control. If there isn't, what does a traveller need to do after crossing the border? For my case, I am Turkish,...
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Renting a car in Minsk, Belarus for EU citizens

I am from European Union. I have driving license and IDP (international driving permit) both issued in Denmark. I am considering using latest Belarus visa cancellation for EU citizens, fly to Minsk ...
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Medical insurance at border control on visa-free travel to Belarus

It is still uncertain whether my credit card insurance works as a medical insurance for visa-free travel to Belarus, so I'm going to prepare for signing in the insurance at the Minsk airport. However,...
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Driving into Belarus

I'm planning to drive into Belarus with my own car and have difficulties to figure out what I need to prepare. I made the following list, but I also can't find a lot of information about the process, ...
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Belarus-Russia border closed to foreigners

Due to recent news about Belarus-Russia border closure to foreigners. Has anyone with Russian visa or residence permit run into problems getting back into Russia after visiting Belarus? I'm concerned ...
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Do I need a Belarus transit visa traveling by train to Moscow from France?

I am traveling by train from Nice, France to Moscow, which goes through Belarus but I am not disembarking anywhere along the route. I have a Russian visa. Do I need a transit visa for Belarus?
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Is the insurance by my credit card company sufficient to visit Belarus without a visa?

I will visit Minsk for 5 days without a visa (this has taken effect from this February) but one of the requirement is the medical insurance. To enter the Republic of Belarus in the visa-free regime ...
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How can you navigate the metro and bus in Belarus on your smartphone?

While traveling to foreign countries I always use Google Map (except in China and South Korea where I use Baidu and Naver Map). One of the best feature on Google Map is if you select any place and tap ...
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How to calculate 5 days visa-free stay in Belarus?

From February 12, citizens from 80 countries can travel to Belarus up to 5 days without applying for a visa unless you enter and/or exit from Russia. I'm from one of the countries but I wonder how ...
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What visas I need to travel from Netherlands to Belarus as Russian citizen

I am a Russian citizen that currently lives in the Netherlands on MVV visa. I am planning to travel to Belarus. My questions are: Do I need any additional visas to enter Belarus? Do I need any ...
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Can Canadians enter Belarus with no visa?

I think the following question has not been answered yet, at least not in light of the new regulations. Question: a Canadian citizen can enter Belarus "visa-free". What's the exact meaning of ...
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What sort of “invitation” do I need for a Belarusian visa?

I would like to visit Belarus. To apply for a Belarusian visa, one needs an "invitation", which is usually provided by a hotel or travel agency. However, I would like to travel independently, ...
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Geocaching with GPS device in Belarus?

I've found some people saying on geocaching fora that GPS devices are not legal (or are problematic) in Belarus. Therefore it is recommended to cache with smartphone. But such fora are quite ...
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Additional visa needed to travel to Belarus with Russian visa for EU citizen? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Do I need a visa to visit Belarus if I have a Russian visa?

I am a U.S. citizen living in Russia with a multi-entry student visa. I noticed that on my migration card it lists the Russian Federation as well as the Republic of Belarus. Do I need to get another ...
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Foreigner registration in Belarus?

Are the foreigners required to register at police/immigration office on arrival if they are visiting Belarus for less than 5 days?
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What are the sim card options in Belarus for a tourist? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Minsk and would like to get a local sim while I'm there (only for data). What are my options? Can I buy a sim card at Minsk airport?
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Recreation/Work/Social options in Minsk [closed]

I am in Minsk, Belarus for an Internship right now. The Problem is, I am quite upset about my situation: I barely get to know people, I don't speak Russian, I don't like my room, the work I do all by ...
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Visa Requirements for Belarus for EU citizen

I am doing a journey from Romania to Estonia and I'm currently in Ukraine (Kiev). I messed up and did not realize that I needed a visa for Belarus until I got here. Tomorrow I am planning to go to the ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Minsk airport (from Warsaw to Moscow)?

On Nov. 16, I will fly from Warsaw to Moscow via Minsk. I stay in the airport only for 1.5 hours. I am a Chinese citizen. I have a Russian tourist visa. I have already booked the ticket. The ...
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Belarus visa application

I wish to go from Dresden, Germany, to Moscow, Russia, via Poland and Belarus. Do I need, and how do I get a transit visa for Belarus?
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Can I leave the station with a Belarus transit visa?

I'm a UK passport holder planning to travel by train from Warsaw to Moscow via Minsk next June. As I have a little slack in my time table, I'm thinking of catching the sleeper from Warsaw to Minsk ...