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10+ Useful Websites For Tourists Coming To Belarus

Are you an experienced traveller or a first-comer? This list of 10 essential websites everybody visiting Belarus should check out before heading into the least discovered country in the heart of Europe.

How to get to Belarus, where to go, what to do and where to stay. It is a treasure trove of info for the trip of a lifetime!

minsktourism.by

This is an official Minsk tourist website. You land on a short introduction to the city, its history and interesting facts, famous people, neighborhoods, attractions etc.

Read also: How to spend your 30 visa-free days in Belarus

There are also specific pages dedicated to must-see sights. Besides general information for tourists, you will find a list of contacts and embassies in Belarus.

canal-tourism.com

A one-stop-shop for tourists who want to explore the Augustow Canal and Grodno district.

The site offers a brief description of historical sites, museums, tours and excursions, cafes and restaurants, shops and hotels in the city. So far the website has only the Russian version. More language options will be available soon.

grodnovisafree.by

Where foreigners can cross the borders visa-free? What documents are necessary? Here you’ll find the rules of stay in the country, emergency numbers, a map of a visa-free territory, various tips and advice for foreign guests.

bezvizbrest.by

A similar website was developed for the foreigners coming to the Brest region after the visa-free travel time was extended up to 10 days.

airport.by

Minsk National Airport site with info on customs, security and border control; rules of transportation, baggage allowances, consular services, and many more.

Read also: Belarus in top 10 destinations for 2019 by Lonely Planet

You may also find this guide around Minsk airport pretty useful. It will tell you where to find cash exchange and drug store, buy a SIM card, have a snack and depart to the city.

rw.by

The official website of Belarus railroad that provides information about train tickets and schedules.

minsktrans.by

With so much to see and do in Minsk, it’s essential to be able to get where you need to go with the minimum of fuss.

The website features info about public city transportation, international and inner-city buses in Belarus, maps.

hifivebelarus.com

Local favorite parks, cafes and beer places, top museums, and even least favorite places for locals in Minsk. No wonder, it feels like a community having a conversation.

Read also: Belarus in your pocket! 5 useful guides in English, French, German and Russian

The texts there are written by local writers, travelers and life enjoyers. Be sure, quality advice and best insights are guaranteed.

34.travel.me

This is the website to bookmark in order to keep your finger on the pulse of all cultural events of the city.

There are sections dedicated to restaurants and bars, museums and art galleries, music festivals, and a whole lot more. Don’t overlook their extremely useful and detailed section about visa-free travel to Belarus.

gpk.gov.by  The State Border Committee website with info about border crossing, an interactive map showing border checkpoints, FAQs on visa travel to Belarus, etc.

Read also: 10 most frequently asked and obvious questions about Belarus

Available only in Russian but still rather useful kvitki.by to buy E-tickets for cultural and sports events, bycard.by to go to the movies and relax.by catalog to know what’s going on in the city.

Have you visited Minsk as a tourist? If so, which websites did you find particularly useful in helping plan the trip? Let us and the budding tourists know in the comments section below.