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Airlines Updates

Published on 17.08.2020
Belavia extends suspension of flights to several countries

Published on 14.08.2020
Belavia extends suspension of some flights

12.08.2020 Belavia Belorussian Airlines during the month of August 2020 schedules following routes from Minsk. As of 11AUG20 the airline filed revised service resumption to Russia, now scheduled from late-August 2020. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

Minsk – Almaty eff 26AUG20 4 weekly
Minsk – Amsterdam 14 weekly
Minsk – Baku 2 weekly (5 weekly from 09AUG20)
Minsk – Barcelona 4 weekly
Minsk – Beirut eff 25AUG20 1 weekly
Minsk – Belgrade 3 weekly
Minsk – Berlin Schoenefeld 4 weekly
Minsk – Brussels South Charleroi 3 weekly
Minsk – Budapest 2 weekly
Minsk – Chisinau 4 weekly
Minsk – Frankfurt 3 weekly
Minsk – Hannover 2 weekly
Minsk – Helsinki 5 weekly

Minsk – Istanbul 7 weekly
Minsk – Kaliningrad eff 22AUG20 6 weekly
Minsk – Kharkiv 3 weekly
Minsk – Kyiv Boorispil 14 weekly
Minsk – Kyiv Zhulyany 10 weekly (21 weekly from 16AUG20)
Minsk – Krasnodar eff 23AUG20 3 weekly
Minsk – London Gatwick 4 weekly
Minsk – Lviv 5-7 weekly
Minsk – Milan Malpensa 4-5 weekly
Minsk – Moscow Domodedovo eff 22AUG20 28 weekly
Minsk – Moscow Sheremetyevo eff 22AUG20 14 weekly
Minsk – Moscow Zhukovsky eff 22AUG20 14 weekly

Minsk – Munich 4 weekly
Minsk – Nur-Sultan eff 25AUG20 5 weekly
Minsk – Odessa 8 weekly (11 weekly from 16AUG20)
Minsk – Paris CDG 10 weekly
Minsk – Prague 4 weekly (7 weekly from 16AUG20)
Minsk – Riga eff 17AUG20 4 weekly
Minsk – Rome 4-5 weekly
Minsk – Rostov-on-Don eff 15AUG20 3 weekly
Minsk – St. Petersburg eff 22AUG20 21 weekly
Minsk – Sochi eff 22AUG20 3 weekly
Minsk – Stockholm Arlanda 4 weekly
Minsk – Tallinn 2 weekly (3 weekly from 20AUG20)
Minsk – Tashkent 1 weekly
Minsk – Tel Aviv 3 weekly
Minsk – Vienna eff 16AUG20 4 weekly
Minsk – Vilnius 4 weekly
Minsk – Warsaw 7 weekly
Minsk – Yerevan 7 weekly

Published on 11.08.2020
Belavia extends suspension of flights to Russia till 21 August

Published on 06.08.2020
Belavia extends suspension of flights to Russia has been extended until 14 August (Krasnodar, Sochi – 15 August, Voronezh, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod – 24 October); Vienna, Larnaca, and Kazakhstan – until 15 August; Riga – 16 August; Georgia – 31 August; Ashgabat – 1 September.

Published on 29.07.2020
Belavia resumes flights to Warsaw from 29 July and Tallinn from 1 August

Published on 27.07.2020
Belavia extends suspension of flights to Russia till 7 August

Published on 22.06.2020
Belavia resumes Tashkent service from July 2020

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Belarus
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Belarus.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Passengers traveling from Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States or Viet Nam,
    • Diplomats and employees of diplomatic missions, as well as members of official delegations,
    • Employees of international organisations located in Belarus and their families,
    • Interstate drivers,
    • Crew members.
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Flight Restrictions

published 09.07.2020
1. A completed awareness questionnaire must be presented upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers in transit.
2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Viet Nam.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

Arrivals from certain countries affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. Government officials are carrying out checks and people found not following self-isolation rules could be fined.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

People should contact the Emergency Services using telephone number 103, if develop COVID-19 symptoms.
Foreign citizens arriving in Belarus are subject to a 14-day self quarantine requirement. This requirement may be waived for travelers carrying a medical certificate, issued within 48 hours of arrival, indicating a negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers arriving in Belarus should be prepared for temperature checks at airports.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2015)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Full Restrictions

  • Belarus Latest News: Authorities close border with Lithuania, and Poland, strengthen its border controls with Ukraine (Reuters, 17.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are operating to and from Belarus. Arrivals from certain countries affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. You must wear a protective face mask on all Belavia flights and at Minsk National Airport.
    You’ll need to have valid medical insurance before travelling to Belarus. You’ll be asked to provide proof of your insurance when you apply for your visa or when you arrive at Minsk airport under the visa-free regime. Contact the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus for full details of what’s required.
    It is still possible to enter Belarus by land, however, given the current situation, checks at the border may take longer than usual.
    Arrivals from certain countries affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms.

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Belarus. Hotels, shops, restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries remain open without restrictions in place.

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    18.09.2020
  • Belarus *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are operating to and from Belarus. Arrivals from certain countries affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. You must wear a protective face mask on all Belavia flights and at Minsk National Airport. You’ll need to have valid medical insurance before travelling to Belarus. You’ll be asked to provide proof of your insurance when you apply for your visa or when you arrive at Minsk airport under the visa-free regime. There are local travel restrictions in place in Belarus.The Russian government has informed that there are no legal grounds for foreigners to cross the Russia-Belarus state border. It is still possible to enter Belarus by land, however, given the current situation, checks at the border may take longer than usual. There are no separate rules for transiting Belarus.
    On 26 March, the Belarusian government announced that all arrivals from countries that are affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. Those arriving from the UK with a medical certificate showing a negative coronavirus test result, issued no later than 48 hours before entry, will not need to self-isolate. Government officials are carrying out checks and people found not following self-isolation rules could be fined. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Belarus. Hotels, shops, restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries remain open without restrictions in place.

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    11.09.2020
  • Belarus *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are operating to and from Belarus. Check with your travel company for the latest information.
    On 26 March, the Belarusian government announced that all arrivals from countries that are affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. Government officials are carrying out checks and people found not following self-isolation rules could be fined. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. Belavia has announced that, from 11 May, all passengers travelling on Belavia airlines will be required to provide and wear protective face masks on all flights. Face masks must also be worn at Minsk airport during check-in, security checks, and when travelling on airport buses. It is still possible to enter Belarus by land, however, given the current situation, checks at the border may take longer than usual.
    There are local travel restrictions in place in Belarus.The Russian government has informed that there are no legal grounds for foreigners to cross the Russia-Belarus state border.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Belarus. Hotels, shops, restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries remain open without restrictions in place.

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    24.07.2020
  • Belarus *****International Restrictions:
    On 26 March, the Belarusian government announced that all arrivals from countries that are affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. Government officials are carrying out checks and people found not following self-isolation rules could be fined. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. Belavia has announced that, from 11 May, all passengers travelling on Belavia airlines will be required to provide and wear protective face masks on all flights. Face masks must also be worn at Minsk airport during check-in, security checks, and when travelling on airport buses. It is still possible to enter Belarus by land, however, given the current situation, checks at the border may take longer than usual.
    There are local travel restrictions in place in Belarus.The Russian government has informed that there are no legal grounds for foreigners to cross the Russia-Belarus state border.

    *****Internal Restrictions:

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    There are no local travel restrictions in place in Belarus. Hotels, shops, restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries remain open without restrictions in place.

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    08.07.2020
  • Belarus *****International Restrictions:
    On 26 March, the Belarusian government announced that all arrivals from countries that are affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms. Government officials are carrying out checks and people found not following self-isolation rules could be fined. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. Belavia has announced that, from 11 May, all passengers travelling on Belavia airlines will be required to provide and wear protective face masks on all flights. Face masks must also be worn at Minsk airport during check-in, security checks, and when travelling on airport buses. It is still possible to enter Belarus by land, however, given the current situation, checks at the border may take longer than usual.
    There are local travel restrictions in place in Belarus.The Russian government has informed that there are no legal grounds for foreigners to cross the Russia-Belarus state border.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There are local travel restrictions in place in Belarus. This link contains the full list of measures (https://minsk.gov.by/ru/news/new/2020/04/08/704/).

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    25.06.2020
  • Belarus Belarus has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened, and those showing symptoms may be quarantined. A completed awareness questionnaire must be presented on arrival and passengers must self-isolate for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers in transit.

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    International restrictions:

    Chinese citizens and travellers who have been to China in the 14 days prior to arrival will have to go through health checks and fill in questionnaires at border checkpoints and the capital’s airport. Travellers from China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or other countries where the virus is active will undergo a full laboratory examination upon arrival. Increased screening measures have been introduced at Minsk International Airport (MSQ). Passengers with flu-like symptoms will be isolated for further medical monitoring. Belarus instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement for persons entering Belarus from countries where the COVID-19 virus is actively circulating. Neighbouring countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine) have closed their land borders to foreigners with limited exceptions for cargo transport and diplomatic travellers.

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    15.06.2020
  • Belarus Belarus has not implemented any entry restrictions, but arriving travelers will be screened, and those showing symptoms may be quarantined. A completed awareness questionnaire must be presented on arrival and passengers must self-isolate for 14 days. – This does not apply to passengers in transit.

    International restrictions:

    Chinese citizens and travellers who have been to China in the 14 days prior to arrival will have to go through health checks and fill in questionnaires at border checkpoints and the capital’s airport. Travellers from China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or other countries where the virus is active will undergo a full laboratory examination upon arrival. Increased screening measures have been introduced at Minsk International Airport (MSQ). Passengers with flu-like symptoms will be isolated for further medical monitoring. Belarus instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement for persons entering Belarus from countries where the COVID-19 virus is actively circulating. Neighbouring countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine) have closed their land borders to foreigners with limited exceptions for cargo transport and diplomatic travellers.

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    25.05.2020
  • Belarus A completed awareness questionnaire must be presented on arrival and passengers must self-isolate for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers in transit.

    International restrictions:

    Chinese citizens and travellers who have been to China in the 14 days prior to arrival will have to go through health checks and fill in questionnaires at border checkpoints and the capital’s airport. Travellers from China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or other countries where the virus is active will undergo a full laboratory examination upon arrival. Increased screening measures have been introduced at Minsk International Airport (MSQ). Passengers with flu-like symptoms will be isolated for further medical monitoring. Belarus instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement for persons entering Belarus from countries where the COVID-19 virus is actively circulating. Neighbouring countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine) have closed their land borders to foreigners with limited exceptions for cargo transport and diplomatic travellers.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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