Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Belarus on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

Commercial flights are operating to and from Belarus. Check with your travel company for the latest information.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Belarus.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Belarus

There are no local travel restrictions in place in Belarus.

Accommodation

Hotels remain open and there are no restrictions in place.

Public places and services

Shops, restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries remain open.

Healthcare in Belarus

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms in Belarus then you should contact the Emergency Services using telephone number 103. You will be directed to your nearest Regional Public Health Care Centre. You should have your medical insurance details available.

For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.

View Health for further details on healthcare in Belarus.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Belarus

We will update this page when the Government of Belarus announces new information on the national vaccination programme You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Belarus national vaccination programme started in April 2021 and is using the Sputnik V, Sputnik Light and Sinopharm vaccines. British nationals who are permanent residents in Belarus are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme. You should contact your local polyclinic for further information. British nationals who are temporary residents in Belarus can also be vaccinated for a small fee. There are walk-in vaccination clinics in 11 government healthcare facilities and 28 pop-up vaccination centres have been set up in shopping malls and other places of entertainment including TSUM, GUM, the Komarovsky market, Titan, Galleria Minsk, MOMO, Globo, OutLeto, Zhdanovichi, and Stolitsa.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Belarus, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, you should contact your local British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.