VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 30 days

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 30 days

Note:

Holders of emergency travel documents in transit do not require a visa

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia with a certificate (either digital or paper form) of complete vaccination against Covid-19 virus, may enter Belarus without a need to present a negative PCR test or self-isolation. Complete vaccination must be performed at least one month, but no more than 12 months, prior to entering Belarus. Certificate must state name and surname, date of receiving the final dose and must be issued in either Belarus or Russian or English language.
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia with a certificate of complete vaccination against Covid-19 may enter Belarus, without quarantine, if they present a negative PCR test in either Belarus or Russian or English language. Test result must not be older than 72 hours, and needs to state name and surname, and analysis result. Test result need to be presented at the state border. Otherwise, if one does not hold a test result, ban on entry into Belarus will be enforced.
Entry into Belarus by land (car, train, bus) is temporarily suspended and citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter only via „Minsk“ international airport. Persons travelling for business reasons are exempt and may enter only with an invitation letter of firms registered in Belarus in order to carry out business activities or business trips (in paper)
Foreign citizens who are spouses, parents or children of citizens of Belarus, or foreign nationals with regulated permanent or temporary residence, foreign nationals who are holders of a Belarus working permit, students and foreigners arriving for medical reasons are also exempt.
The above limitations do not apply to the crews of motor vehicles when conducting international transport activities in road and postal transportation, nor to the crews of ships, airplanes and trains.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

A visa-free regime is in force (for all types of passports) for stays of up to 30 days. In cases where a visa is required (stays longer than 30 days, education, professional development, employment, etc.), a visa can be obtained free of charge at the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Belgrade. When entering the Republic of Belarus, it is mandatory to have a health insurance policy that must comply with the following conditions: (1) the minimum insured sum is EUR 10,000 and (2) either the Republic of Belarus or the entire world must be stated as the territory covered by the policy. Upon entering the Republic of Belarus, it is mandatory to fill out an emigration card (used for registration) and carry it on one’s person in the passport until one is leaving the country, when it is returned to the border control officer. Foreigners temporarily staying in the Republic of Belarus must, within five days (excluding Sundays and national holidays) register their stay in the Republic of Belarus with the Administration for Citizenship and Migration, a branch of the internal affairs as per the place of actual temporary stay, or through the unified state e-Services portal: www.portal.gov.by. In case of a stay in hotels, hostels, rehabilitation centres or other collective forms of accommodation, the registration of the temporary stay of foreign nationals is done by the administration of those establishments during their arrival and accommodation.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been signed.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — In the Republic of Belarus, the state and the private healthcare systems operate in parallel. Foreigners have access to all medical institutions, laboratories, and pharmacies. The health situation is satisfactory. For more information, visit the World Health Organization website: www.who.int/countries/blr/.

SECURITY SITUATION — The Republic of Belarus is a safe country. Organised action to combat all forms of crime and a rigorous penal policy contribute to a low crime rate.

TRANSPORT — A direct flight operates between Belgrade and Minsk, three times per week. The airline is the Belarus company Belavia. Driving in the Republic of Belarus requires an international driving permit, along with a valid national driver's licence and registration, as well as international vehicle insurance (green card). A system of electronic road-toll payment operates within the territory of the Republic of Belarus. Strict adherence to traffic and other regulations is advised, since stringent fines are envisaged.

OTHER — Pursuant to national regulations, up to USD 10,000 (or equivalent) in cash money may be brought into or taken out of the country without having to declare it. The local currency in the Republic of Belarus is the Belarus rouble. Foreign currency is exchanged into Belarus roubles at banks and exchange offices. Payment cards issued by domestic and international banks are accepted, but standard conversion costs may apply. Exchange of cash, due to the small difference in rates, can be done at banks or exchange offices.

 

Contact information:

During your stay in the Republic of Belarus, for consular assistance and protection you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Minsk (address: Румянцева 4, 220034 Минск), at the following telephone numbers: 00 375 17 284 29 84 and 00 375 17 284 29 90, or e-mail: embassy.minsk@mfa.rs.