A presidential election will be held in Belarus on 11 October. Early voting takes place between 6 and 10 October. Take care and avoid any crowds.

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.