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Last verified: Monday, 3. October 2022 at 07:19 AM

Belarus Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel Belarus

Local Situation: 4.9 / 5

It is not safe to travel Belarus. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Belarus shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Belarus), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Ukraine (4.7), Russia (4.4), Poland (2.8), Lithuania with 2.6 and Latvia with 2.6 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Belarus

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Belarus. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Belarus.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Belarus

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Belarus.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Belarus from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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We've reviewed our advice for Belarus. We haven't changed the level of our advice. Do not travel to Belarus due to the volatile security environment caused by the Russian military presence along Belarus' border with Ukraine and military conflict. Russian forces are conducting military operations from Belarus, which has heightened regional tensions. The security ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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

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

Individual rating changes for Belarus

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Belarus. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Belarus changed from 3.5 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Belarus to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from May 15th 2020

The total rating for Belarus changed from 3.2 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Belarus with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Belarus changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Belarus with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Belarus changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Belarus to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Belarus to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Belarus changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Belarus with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Belarus changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Belarus with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Belarus with a rating of 1.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Belarus with a rating of 1.0.

About Belarus

Belarus with its capital Minsk is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), slightly smaller than Kansas (207,600 km²). The country is located Eastern Europe, east of Poland. The climate can be described as cold winters, cool and moist summers; transitional between continental and maritime. The landscape is generally flat and contains much marshland. With a population of about 9.69 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Minsk
Population about 9.69 million
Size 207.600 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Kansas
Common languages Belarusian, Cree
Currency Ruble (short: BYR)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +375
Internet Top Level Domain .by
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BLR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 112

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Belarus is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • soil pollution from pesticide use
  • southern part of the country contaminated with fallout from 1986 nuclear reactor accident at Chornobyl' in northern Ukraine

Natural hazzards

  • large tracts of marshy land

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Belarus. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. earthmovers
  2. fertilizer
  3. metal-cutting machine tools
  4. motorcycles
  5. other household appliances
  6. refrigerators
  7. synthetic fibers
  8. textiles
  9. tractors
  10. trucks

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. flax
  3. grain
  4. milk
  5. potatoes
  6. sugar beets
  7. vegetables

Belarusian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Belarus.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. metals
  6. mineral products
  7. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. metals
  6. mineral products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Belarus?

Belarus is currently rated at 4,9 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. It is not safe to travel Belarus.

Is it safe to travel Belarus in 2022?

With these high scores (4,9) you should avoid all kind of travel to Belarus and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many travel advisories do you know for Belarus?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Belarus.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Belarus?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Belarus. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Belarus.

What is the size of Belarus?

Belarus has a size of 207,600 km² or 80,155 mi² which is slightly smaller than Kansas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.