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F.A.Q.

How can I get a pass for visa-free entry to Grodno?

Visas for foreign tourists were canceled in Belarus when visiting Grodno and the territory of Brest-Grodno. To apply for visa-free documents, you should contact only tour operators with a certificate of conformity for the services provided. List of tour operators.

The right to visa-free entry is granted only to tourists who have booked a tour, on the basis of which a document to enter the country will be issued. You may book any tourist service, for example, visiting the museum, accommodation, meals or excursion. Travel agency sends you an electronic document (pass), which must be printed for presentation to border guards at the entrance to the Republic of Belarus.

What documents are needed for a trip to Grodno-Brest tourist zone without visa?

foreign citizens must carry:

  • •valid passport;
  • •pass (free document for a trip without visa);
  • •money for personal needs: for each day of stay you have to have about 22 euros.
  • •insurance policy.

More detailed information can be found here.

Is it possible to travel across Belarus, when I come to Grodno without visa?

Citizens of a number of countries can visit the Grodno-Brest tourist zone visa-free for 15 days. Foreign visitors can enter this zone through two regional airports and crossing points on the land border (with Lithuania and Poland). This tourism and recreation zone includes popular attractions and biggest cities in the western part of the country, including:

in Brest Region – the city of Brest, Brest District, Zhabinka District, Kamenets District and Pruzhany District;
in Grodno Region – the city of Grodno, Grodno District, Berestovitsa District, Volkovysk District, Voronovo District, Lida District, Svisloch District and Shchuchin District.
In line with the president’s decree, the 15-day visa-free option is available to citizens of more than 70 countries, including Latvia’s non-citizens and Estonia’s stateless persons.

The rules of entry as part of the 15-day visa-free program are different from the 30-day visa-free option available to travelers arriving in Minsk by air.

If I arrive at Minsk airport can I visit Grodno without visa?

Yes, you can. When you cross the Belarussian border through Minsk airport, You can travel all over Belarus.

Can I visit Grodno  if I come to Brest without visa?

Yes, from 10.11.2019. Citizens of a number of countries can visit the Grodno-Brest tourist zone visa-free for 15 days. Foreign visitors can enter this zone through two regional airports and crossing points on the land border (with Lithuania and Poland). This tourism and recreation zone includes popular attractions and biggest cities in the western part of the country, including:

  • in Brest Region – the city of Brest, Brest District, Zhabinka District, Kamenets District and Pruzhany District;

  • in Grodno Region – the city of Grodno, Grodno District, Berestovitsa District, Volkovysk District, Voronovo District, Lida District, Svisloch District and Shchuchin District.

By means of what transport can I get to Grodno without visa?

It depends on the checkpoint, through which you are going to cross the border of Belarus. By car or bus, by train, by plane, by water transport and by Bicycle. More detailed information can be found here.

Why do I need to book a visa-free tour?

In Belarus, visas for foreign tourists visiting visa-free territories.

But you need to buy a visa-free tour, on the basis of which a document to enter the country will be issued.

Tour operators, which have a certificate of conformity for provided services are allowed to formalize visa-free documents. List of tour operators.

What is included in the individual visa-free tour and what mandatory travel services must be ordered?

The individual visa-free tour includes:

  • Visa-free document for entry to Grodno-Brest tourist zone
  • Health insurance in Belarus
  • Tourist services on a choise, you need to order at least 2

For more information, contact the tour operators.

Tourist services can be any, which you want, for example, museum visit, accommodation, food, excursion.

Where can I exchange currency in Grodno?

Only banks have the right to exchange currency in Belarus. List of banks and exchange offices in Grodno.

Currency exchange office at the railway station in Grodno is open around the clock.

Can I can come to Grodno for 15 days by new rules?

Yes, you can be in Grodno and the Grodno-Brest tourist zone without a visa up to 15 days inclusively. But staying for more than 5 days requires mandatory registration by the registration authorities. (not applicable to residents of Lithuania and Latvia).

More detailed information can be found here.

Can I pay in foreign currency in Belarus?

No, in Belarus you can pay only in Belarusian rubles. List of banks and exchange offices in Grodno.

What do I need for registration of the document for visa-free entry?

It is necessary to make a request with required data to travel company, agree upon the list of the booked services, resolve a question of payment. Then a travel company send required information for the border service, and you receive a document (pass) for presentation to border guards at the entrance to the Republic of Belarus. The list of travel companies that have a certificate of conformity

Citizens of which countries can visit without a visa?

Tourism without visas on the territory of of Brest-Grodno is allowed for citizens of 73 countries according to the list.

Is it necessary to book accommodation when traveling without a visa?

Not necessarily if you are coming for one day. If you plan to stay in Grodno for more than one day, you must have a document confirming your residency for the entire stay. Options for accommodation can be found here or here.

If I come to relatives do I need a document confirming the residency?

Yes, you need

What are online resources where I can learn more about your country?

More information about staying in Belarus can be found on the Internet portal Belarus.by and on the websites of the government of their States, for example, here.

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