I plan to travel at the end of July to Belarus to visit a friend. She wont be in the country for a week and a half and wont be able to provide me with the invitation letter. Is there a way I can get a letter of Invitation without having to book a tour? I plan to stay at a hostal for part of the trip which will be 15 days total. Any help will be appreciated.
As I intend to travel from Vilinus by bus I guess Im not elegible for a free visa?Is it a messy process and how much would I expect to be paying for one.
Apparently the deal to make both countries visa-free for the champ has been reached:,outlines are: between 4.6 and 25.7 Russian-issued FAN ID holders can cross into Belarus visa-free. Details to follow as the paper is published.
I know there are lot of posts about it but most of them are from Eu to Belarus to Russia.
I am going to travel from Moscow to Warsaw by train. And if I could though Belarus.
I contacted my consulate based in Minsk and they told me I would need obviously to apply for a visa in Moscow. And I would be fine.
I saw a recent report on Seat61 that someone has made the journey Warsaw to Moscow in April without trouble.
Anyone has recent experience in opposite way??
Another quick question on the 5 day visa-free in Belarus. Understand we will need print-outs of hotel bookings and I presume exit flights. Do we need to bring copies of travel insurance? How easy/straight forward do they make entry?
Does anyone know whether there are any restrictions to visit Grodno old-growth forest / Гродненская пуща? As it is both a border area in some places, and a заказник?
Any hiking/cycling trails there?
I know in order to get the 5 day visa free, you have to NOT come from Russia, however I was planning on coming from Dushanbe ( Tajikistan)...but the only flight on the day I need to travel has a stopover in Moscow.. I guess this would screw me from getting the 5 day visa, correct?
I'm in Minsk at the moment. I remember having heard that there is a specific "pub street" in Minsk... Now I am trying to find it, by searching online, not just walking around ;-) but I can not seem to find the name of that street. Can anyone help me?
I'm not looking for big clubs, just some nice bars where to have a few beers in the evening. - Tips are welcome!
I'm trying to work out an itinerary in Belarus and there's a good chance I take a night train from Vitebsk to Baranovichi.
are there a lot of marshrutkas/buses (especially in the morning) that go from Baranovichi to Mir castle ?
then I'll be heading to Grodno (or Brest if Grodno is too difficult). does anyone know how to go from Mir or Nezvizh to Grodno and Brest ? I speak Russian so no problem dealing with transfers.
thank you very much.