Current travel advisories for Belarus

Last Update: Monday, 15. August 2022 at 08:10

It is not safe to travel Belarus.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.9 / 5

Belarus is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe) with around 10 million citizens and a land mass of 207,600 km². We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.4 / 5

Belarus shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Ukraine (4.7), Russia (4.4), Poland (2.8), Lithuania with (2.6) and Latvia with (2.6 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/belarus

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We advise that New Zealanders Do not travel to Belarus due to the volatile security situation caused by the Russian military action in neighbouring Ukraine and the conducting of military operations by Russian forces from Belarus. New Zealanders in Belarus should leave immediately if they judge it is safe to do so.    New Zealand’s ability to provide consular assistance to New Zealanders in Belarus is very limited. The security situation in Belarus could change at short notice and New Zealanders should not rely on support with evacuating in these circumstances.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belarus

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Russian forces are conducting military operations from Belarus and this has heightened tensions in the region. The security environment in Belarus is volatile and could deteriorate at short notice. If you’re in Belarus, you should leave immediately, if you judge it’s safe to do so. If you decide to remain in Belarus despite our advice, be aware you may be affected by shortages of essential products and services. If you’re in Belarus, register your whereabouts on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's registration portal for Australian citizens in Belarus – see the 'Safety' section for details on how to register. Keep your registration details up to date to ensure we’re aware of your situation and can provide you with the latest information. Continue to monitor Smartraveller for updates. Minsk International Airport is operating, and land borders with Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland are open. Minsk airport and Belarusian land border operations could close without notice. Be prepared for disruptions to essential services and travel routes. There have been reports of major delays at the land border crossing points with Poland. Expect highly congested routes, checkpoints, lengthy queues and delays. Make sure you have a supply of food, water, medication and fuel. If you're in need of urgent assistance, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. Our ability to provide consular assistance in Belarus is severely limited. Several countries have banned Belarusian airlines from flying over their airspace, including all EU member states, the UK and Ukraine. Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 remain in place. We continue to advise you do not travel to Belarus and to the Belarus-Ukraine border due to the volatile security environment and military conflict. We continue to advise you do not travel to areas near borders with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland due to ongoing civil unrest. On 18 May, Belarus introduced the death penalty for ‘attempted terrorism’. If you decide to stay in Belarus, review your personal security plans. Avoid public demonstrations. Harassment of foreigners is possible. Make sure your travel documents are up-to-date including those of your family. Carry your passport, your original visa and migration card with you at all times. Local authorities won't accept copies. You’re responsible for your own safety and that of your family. We advise: Do not travel to Belarus due to the volatile security environment caused by the Russian military build up along Belarus' border with Ukraine and military conflict.  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/belarus-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Do Not Travel to Belarus due to the arbitrary enforcement of laws, the risk of detention, the Russian military attack on neighboring Ukraine, and the buildup of Russian military in Belarus along the border with Ukraine. U.S. citizens in Belarus should depart immediately via commercial or private means. On February 28, 2022, the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. government employees and the suspension of operations of the U.S. Embassy in Minsk. All consular services, routine and emergency, are suspended until further notice. U.S. citizens in Belarus who require consular services should try to leave the country as soon and as safely as possible and to contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in another country. U.S. citizens in Belarus who need assistance can also call the Department of State at 1(606) 260-4379 (from outside the United States) or email MinskConsular@state.gov. For inquiries from within the United States, please call 1-833-741-2777. Due to Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine from Belarus, U.S. citizens located in or considering travel to Belarus should be aware that the situation is unpredictable and there is heightened tension in the region.   Potential harassment targeted specifically at foreigners is also possible.  Given the heightened volatility of the situation, U.S. citizens are strongly advised against traveling to Belarus. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise increased awareness and vigilance regarding political and military tensions in the region. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid public demonstrations and to regularly reevaluate possible departure plans in the event of an emergency. Country Summary: Belarusian authorities have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with opposition parties and alleged participation in political demonstrations. U.S. citizens in the vicinity of the demonstrations have been arrested. Some have been victims of harassment and/or mistreatment by Belarusian officials. Belarusian authorities have targeted individuals associated with independent and foreign media. On May 23, 2021, Belarusian authorities forced the landing of a commercial aircraft transiting Belarusian airspace in order to arrest an opposition journalist who was a passenger. Belarus enforces special restrictions on dual U.S.-Belarusian nationals and may refuse to acknowledge dual U.S.-Belarusian nationals’ U.S. citizenship, including denying or delaying U.S. consular assistance to detained dual nationals. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Advisory Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting all U.S. air carriers and commercial operators, U.S. airmen, and U.S. registered aircraft from operating at all altitudes in the Minsk Flight Information Region (FIR) (UMMV). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Belarus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Belarus has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. 

Danger level: 5

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/belarussicherheit/201904

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Belarus: Reisewarnung (Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/belarus

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BY

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Närmaste finländska beskickning är Finlands ambassad i Vilnius i Litauen.

Danger level: 5

Avoid Travelling..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 10 million
Covering landmass
207,600 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Ruble (BYR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BY
Phone prefix
+375
Top Level Domain
.by
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Belarus (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Belarus.

Is Belarus safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Belarus isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 4.9 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Belarus?

We currently know of 7 countries having issued advisories for Belarus.

What countries does Belarus share land borders with?

Belarus shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Ukraine (4.7), Russia (4.4), Poland (2.8), Lithuania with (2.6) and Latvia with (2.6 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!