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Belarus is situated in northeastern Europe bordering Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. This country recently won its independence from the USSR in August 1991. But, Belarus has had a very diverse culture independent from Russia for much longer than that.
Belarusians are known for their hands-on approach to the many works they produce. This includes woodworking and glass blowing. The country also embraces the art and literary side of their culture by sponsoring annual cultural festivals.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Belarus. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Belarus: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is required if you plan to stay for more than five days. A visa is generally recommended to avoid any potential problems.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Belarus has a moderate continental climate. It experiences cool, humid winters and warm summers. The country receives lots of rain and snowfall.
Peak summer temperatures in Belarus only reach the sixties. Winters are in the 20’s. There are areas of the country that spend more than a third of the year in sub-zero temperatures.
Belarus has little street crime, but instances of mugging and pickpocketing do occur. It’s best to avoid poorly lit areas and public transportation when alone as this makes you an easier target.
A traveler’s biggest threats in Belarus are organized crime and cybercrime.
Cybercrime in Belarus includes credit card skimming, hacking and identity theft. Consider using IR-shielded jackets or materials.
Vehicle theft is common in Belarus. Sport-utility and luxury vehicles tend to be the most sought-after.
Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the largest ancient forest in Europe. It is even mentioned in several ancient texts and scriptures, some dating back as far as fifth century B.C.
Nearly 800 bison of the largest bison population in the world call this forest home. Visitors to the forest can spend their day hiking or biking while spotting creatures along the way.
If roughing it in the wilderness isn’t for you, Belovezhskaya Pushcha still has a lot to offer. You can visit the nature museum and zoo or peruse the souvenir and food stands that can be found in this area.
Here are some essential items to consider bringing on your trip to Belarus:
All Americans visiting Belarus should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Belarus, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Minsk
46 Starovilenskaya St.
Minsk 220002, Belarus
Phone: +375 17 210-12-83 / 217-7347 / 217-7348
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