International guests don't need visa when flying in directly to Minsk airport and can spend up to 30 days visa-free in Belarus.
Starting from January 2017, 74 countries can enter Belarus and exit Belarus via "Minsk National Airport", and temporarily stay in the territory of Belarus visa-free for a period of up to 30 days.
In order to enter Belarus visa-free via the "Minsk National Airport" foreign nationals should have the following documents:
- valid ordinary passport. The passport must be valid at least 90 days beyond intended date of departure from the Republic of Belarus;
- medical insurance policy with coverage of at least 10 000 euros, valid in Belarus during the whole period of stay;
Note! The given order of visa-free movement through the airport does not apply to persons coming to Belarus by plane from the Russian Federation (note: if you flight is transiting via Russia you cannot enter Belarus without visa), nor to persons who intend to depart by plane to the airports of the Russian Federation (such flights are considered as internal ones, and border control is not carried out in these cases).
It only takes 1,5 – 2 hours to get to Minsk from Europe by plane. Plus, Minsk is in Top 40
safest cities in the world (close to Helsinki, Finland or Ottawa, Canada)