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F.A.Q.

How can I issue a pass for visa-free entry?

Registration of visa-free documents can be organized by tour operators, which have a certificate of conformity for provided services. List of tour operators.

A request with required data is made to travel company, the list of the booked services is agreed upon, a question of payment is resolved.  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. You will receive a pass via the Internet.

What documents are needed for a trip to Grodno 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?

There are three territories of visa-free entry in Belarus, depending on the selected point of entry into the country. When you enter through checkpoints:

  • •Lesnaya (Rudavka)
  • •Bruzgi (Kuznica Bialystockaya)
  • •Privalka (Shvyandubre)
  • •Privalka (Raigardas)
  • •Grodno railway station
  • •checkpoint "Airport" Grodno»

You can only visit the territory of the park “Augustov Canal”, the entire territory of Grodno region and Grodno.

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 and park “Augusov Canal” if I come to Brest without visa?

No, unfortunately, there is no such opportunity yet. When you cross the border of the Republic of Belarus at checkpoints:

  • •Brest (Terespol)
  • •Domachevo (Slovatichi)
  • •Peschatka (Polovtsy)
  • •Checkpoint with simplified procedure Pererov (Belovezha)
  • •Railway checkpoint Brest (Terespol)
  • •Checkpoint “Airport “Brest”

You can visit only the territory of National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" on the territory of the tourist-recreational zone “Brest”, which includes:

  • •Brest and Brest District,
  • •Zhabinka district (Brest region),
  • •Kamenetsky district (Brest region),
  • •Pruzhany district (Brest region),
  • •Svisloch district (Grodno region)

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 Grodno and its district were canceled.

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
  • •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 10 days by new rules?

Yes, you can be in Grodno and the region without a visa up to 10 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.

What is a migration card?

A migration card is a document that a foreigner entering the territory of Belarus without a visa is obliged to fill out at the border and keep until leaving the country. In case of loss of the migration card the penalty is imposed.

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 the Augustow canal and Grodno is allowed for citizens of 77 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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