MINSK

EMERGE is the only international tech conference
that brings together most promising startups, talent and ecosystem players from the New East region*

VISA FREE REGIME

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)
MINSK ON THE GLOBAL TECH MAP

Recently Minsk (Belarus) had several success startup exits when a video filter app MSQRD was acquired by Facebook in 2016 and later in 2017 Google acquired AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app.

Unlike other countries in the same region, Belarus legalises ICOs and cryptocurrencies, supports the development of autonomous vehicles and introduces English law practice. International attendees and guests do not require a visa to travel to Belarus for up to 5 days if flying directly.
4 – 5 June, 2019
Falcon Club Arena, 20 Pobediteley Ave., Minsk, Belarus