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Hi!

What kind of day trips would you suggest from Minsk? The destination should not be further away than 2 hrs one way.

Thanks!

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Going to Russia for the World Cup in June. Trying to make a quick flight into Minsk, Belarus before taking the train to Vilnius, Lithuania. Understand I need a Visa since the 5 day visa free options is out the door. From everything I have read....Visa, flight out of Moscow to Minsk ( checking visa out of Russia though not in Minsk).

Guess I need two questions answered..

  1. With Visa, will there be any problem leaving Belarus on a train with no true entry stamp?

  2. Any other…

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Hi all,

I'll be in Belarus soon with a group of travellers and planning to visit Mound of Glory, the war-monument located a bit out of Minsk. We'll be staying in Minsk. Does anybody have experience with this day-trip? I figured that it is possible to take a bus from Minsk to Slabada, but afterwards, is it doable to walk to the monument? Or any other options? Thanks!

Tim

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hi everyone,
I'm trying to go to Mir and Nezvizh from Minsk early in the morning (that will probably be May 2nd) and then head to Grodno in order to reach Grodno by the evening. can someone help me on public transportation ?
or maybe it is easier to go to Pinsk and then Brest. in that case, I could change my plans and visit Grodno after Brest.

should I go to Mir or Nezvizh first ?
are there buses or marshrtukas that connect the two places ?
and how do I go from one of the two to Grodno ? and Pinsk…

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Looking for some advice on the visa-free stay now available for certain passport holders. Me, my wife, and 3 year old daughter will arriving there via Amsterdam and we are told it's possible for Americans to stay for up to 5 days. We are looking to spend 3 nights there in September and then take our onward flight out to Lviv, Ukraine.

  1. Does anyone have a tip on a good place to stay that can provide necessary paperwork for entry visa free?
  2. Any impediments we should be aware of?
  3. Any tips on…
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hi everyone,
I'd like to know if finding last minute transport in Belarus around May 1st can be difficult. I'm especially interested in night trains but buses would be OK if they're the only option.

I'd like to visit a few museums in Minsk (great patriotic war museum and museum of national arts), the Mound of Glory/Kurgan Slavy around Minsk, Mir Castle, Nesvizh castle, the Chagall house in Vitebsk. does anyone know what day all these attractions will be open between April 30th and May 2nd ?

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hi everyone,

I heard about the extension from 5 to 10 days of the visa exemption when arriving at Minsk international airport (and not coming from Russia). does anyone have news about that ? is it yet to be implemented, still only a project, already enforced ?
I'll be flying to Belarus in early May.

thanks in advance for your help.

PS : no, I'm not talking about the 10 days visa exemption for western regions only.

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Hi guys,
My wife is Irish and we live in Australia. Over the last 14 years we have visited the vast majority of Eastern Euro countries while travelling back to Ireland.
Belarus has always been high on the list but has just been too hard in the past re Visas.
We have visited other countries where visas generally are difficult ie Abkhazia, Ingushetia, South Ossetia, Nagorno K, etc etc but for some reason have never made it to Belarus.
Times have changed and we now have a 2yo...
We all have Australian…

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Hello

I'm hoping to take the train from Moscow to Warsaw in May/2018. As far as my research shows - holders of HK SAR passport can be in Belarus, visa free for 14 days since Feb/2018. Has anyone actually tried this yet? I will NOT be entering Belarus via air, but via train.

Also - the 14 days visa free for Belarus does NOT include any days spent in Russia, right? I've come across some info stating Belarus is sometimes considered 'domestic' for Russia...

Thanks in advance!

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Hello,

Considering the fact that third-country citizens are not allowed to cross the Russian-Belarusian border, will there be a problem if I were to fly from St Petersburg to Kiev with a layover in Minsk? I reckon a layover is not considered entering the country so probably everything should be alright?

Thank you.