From 26 December 2015 all British nationals will need to have valid medical insurance before travelling to Belarus. You’ll be asked to provide proof of your insurance when you apply for your visa. Contact the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus for full details of what’s required.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.

Around 4,000 British nationals visit Belarus every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.