On May 29, 2018, an Agreement was signed between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on certain issues related to the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons to international sports events.
From June 10 to July 10, 2019, foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter, leave and temporarily stay in the Republic of Belarus without a visa on grounds of an original or electronic ticket to events of the II European Games and a valid travel document (passport). Here you can learn more about the list of required documents and customs rules.
Foreign tourists, as well as drivers of motor vehicles (if the latter has visas, temporary residence permits in Russia or residence permits in Russia, if visa-free entry and staying rules are not established by international agreements between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation) providing transportation services to fans may travel between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation only on the routes of the international road and railway service listed in annexes 1 and 2 to the Agreement, namely:
The list of ways of road communication
Republic of Belarus
Road section of the road communication
Radish - Krasnaya Gorka (M-1 Minsk - Moscow)
Jezerische - Nevel (R-23 Kiev - St. Petersburg)
Selishche - Novozybkov
The list of railways
Republic of Belarus
Ezerishche - Nevel (Vitebsk - Pskov)
Osinovka - Red
Undermining - Zlynka
Persons who do not belong to this category (for example, sportsmen, coaches, doctors, journalists, etc.), with the exception of citizens of Belarus and Russia, can enter and leave the Russian Federation only through international checkpoints — when entering Russia from the territory of Belarus this opportunity is provided only by using air transport.
To enter the Republic of Belarus foreign citizens must have the compulsory health insurance contract concluded with a Belarusian insurance organization or the health insurance contract concluded with foreign insurance organization in case of emergency medical care provided by medical institutions.
The absence of this document for foreigners who are subject to compulsory health insurance may be considered as a reason for refusing entry into the Republic of Belarus.
Foreigners arriving in the Republic of Belarus are obliged to register within five days, with the exception of Sundays, public holidays and public holidays established and declared non-working by the President of the Republic of Belarus, in the registration authority at the place of actual temporary stay, unless otherwise specified by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.
Foreigners temporarily staying in the Republic of Belarus, who have settled in hotels, sanatorium-resorts and recreational organizations, are registered by these hotels, sanatorium-resorts and recreational organizations.
More detailed information about the registration procedure can be found on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (www.mvd.gov.by) in the “Citizenship and Migration” section.