Mir Castle: record high number of visitors in 2012

Mir Castle Museum Complex saw a significant increase of visits this season. Between January and August 2012 190k visitors attended the museum... Read full article

Around 2.8m foreign travelers registered between January and June 2012 in Belarus

Around 2.8m foreigners visited Belarus within the first six months of 2012. This is 2.5 per cent more than in January-June 2011... Read full article

Minsk taxi rates go up

From the 17 September on the major taxi services of Minsk will be charging more - up to BYR 4200 per kilometer. Smaller companies seem to be reluctant to... Read full article

Minsk universities to train hotel housekeepers

Universities in Minsk launched courses to train hotel housekeepers. Workshops are carried out by the housekeepers of a major Minsk hotel... Read full article

Nesvizh Palace can cut the number of visitors

The management of the Palace and Park complex in Nesvizh is thinking of measures that can limit the flow of tourists in case the demand from the part ...

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Belarusbank terminals to accept AMEX cards

BPS-Sberbank and Belarusbank signed an agreement on acquiring of plastic cards. From now on AMEX card holders will be able to use terminals of both bank networks... Read full article

Paratrooper's Day celebrations at Stalin Line

The history and culture complex Stalin Line invites visitors to attened the festivities dedicated to the Paratrooper's Day on 28 July 2012 (the holiday is on 2 August). Read full article

Nesvizh Palace opens after restoration

Restoration works in one of the most popular atractions in Belarus lasted for 8 years - from 2004 till 2011. In the course of the works they aimed to preserve... Read full article

Brest Fortress Complex is the most popular museum of 2011

The National Committee for Statistics published the rating of the most frequently visited Belarusian Museums of 2011. Read full article

Wi-Fi to enter the streets and hotel rooms in Belarus

The National Telecom operator of Belarus - Beltelecom - is going to fit several Belarusian cities with street Wi-Fi access points.  Read full article

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Can I get insurance for Belarus online?
updated on 06.02.2017

Well, yes you can! To apply for a Belarus tourist visa you must supply an insurance policy that stipulates it covers Belarus. Your global insurance does so but...

How do I apply for a Belarus tourist visa?
updated on 13.02.2017

Applying at their local Belarus Consulate, the citizens of migration-secure states (e.g. the USA, Canada, Japan and others) can obtain a short-term...

Filling in Belarus visa application
updated on 02.01.2017

The form of application for a visa to Belarus has become digital and you can save and send it as a PDF file. It is only a 2-page document that is available...

Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 08.02.2017

Quite a number of things, as a matter of fact. Let’s examine a typical case from my travel agent’s past with a traveler landing in Minsk Airport (MSQ) and applying for a visa...

How do I apply for a Belarus private/guest visa?
updated on 01.02.2017

People, who want to travel to Belarus to see a friend, take care of the grave of a relative, take part in the court hearings, etc. need to apply for a private visa... 

Tour Belarus for family research
updated on 16.05.2013

This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.

Using a plastic card in Belarus?
updated on 14.10.2016

A plastic card is a fine thing, no doubt, but there have been a number of cases when the ATM displayed ERROR, or required a PIN code...

Traditional souvenirs from Belarus?
updated on 18.10.2016

While most tourists agree that Belarus is not the country for grand shopping, there are still some things that can be brought back as souvenirs...