Belarus

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Travel info

Travel info

Tourism

The tourist market is still an embryo of the Belarusian economy. The country is visited, annually, by about 100,000 tourists; during at the same period about 12 million people went from the country as tourists.

Visas

A valid passport and Belarus visa are needed to enter Belarus territory. You may get your visa in Belarus Embassy or Consulate in your home country or at the Minsk-2 Airport upon arrival when you present yourself for passport check.

For more information visit www.mfa.gov.by

Major cities

Minsk, Barysaw, Salihorsk, Maladzyechna, Zhodzina

Top tourist attractions

  • Minsk
  • Minsk Lake
  • Brest Fortress (Hero-Fortress), Brest
  • The Resurrection Church (the largest church in Belarus), Brest
  • Saint Sophia Cathedral (The Cathedral of Holy Wisdom), Polotsk
  • Pripyatsky National Park, Turov
  • Zhirovitsa

Activities

Belarus is a unique country which is known for its rich and colourful heritage and culture. Places, people, myths and legends all come together to tell us stories that fascinate and inspire.

Surface

Belarus is a generally flat country, the average elevation is 162 meters (531 ft) above sea level. The highest point is Dzyarzhynskaya Hara (Dzyarzhynsk Hill) at 345 metres (1,132 ft).

Climate

Belarus has temperate continental climate. Winters last between 105 and 145 days, and summers last up to 150 days. The average temperature in January is −6 °C (21 °F), and the average temperature for July is about 18 °C (64 °F), with high humidity.

Taxes

Standard rate of Value Added Tax in Belarus is 20%.

Public holidays

  • 1 January – New Year's Day
  • January 7 - Orthodox Christmas
  • March 8 – International Women's Day
  • May 1- International Labor Day
  • May 9 - Victory Day
  • July 3 - Independence Day
  • November 7 October Revolution Day
  • December 25 Catholic Christmas
  • Commemoration Day

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