Last updated October 26, 2021
Yes, Belarus is open to American tourists
Entry is only allowed through Minsk National Airport in most cases. With very few, limited exceptions, land borders are currently closed to U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens must comply with all normal entry guidelines.
Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes, if they are not vaccinated.
All travelers (other than Belarusian citizens and permanent residents) age 6 and above are required to present documentation of a negative PCR test performed within 3 days of entering. The requirement to quarantine has been removed for fully vaccinated travelers from the US.
PCR Testing for Returning Home
If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test up to 3 days before departure (not counting the day of departure, so for a flight at 1pm on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.) Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.
General COVID-19 measures to be aware of
- maintain physical distance
- maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
Curfews and Movement Restrictions
There is no curfew in place.
Bars & Restaurants
Restaurants, cafes and bars in Belarus are open, with health measures in place.
Non essential businesses and attractions in Belarus are open, with health measures in place.
Shops and Beauty Services
All shops and services are open.
No requirements currently exist for passengers to wear masks or maintain social distancing while on board.
Estimate for the Next Change in Measures
There is no estimate for the next change in measures.