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T P Johnson
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Jan 11, 2017, 2:22 PM

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will no longer be required for UK passport holders as long as you fly to Minsk and stay for a period of 5 days or less.
This starts from Feb 9 2017.
Info on the Belarus Embassy website
Should be good for a weekend or UEFA midweek games
Great news even better if train journeys from Poland were included


Tim Johnson


dottirofhod
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Jan 11, 2017, 2:46 PM

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Great news even better if train journeys from Poland were included



And longer stays.



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Below obviously only first team competitive games from July 1 , 2016.
@ 08 /01/17 ---- 126 / 103 / 23.



kirby knitters
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Jan 11, 2017, 5:59 PM

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Or rail journeys from Vilnius to Minsk visa free would be great as they are only about 130 miles apart.


Barbie
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Jan 11, 2017, 8:15 PM

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Drove back from Vilnius through Belarus after the Zalgiris v Barry Cup Winners Cup game in 1994. Truly the scariest 24 hours of my life.


youngster
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Jan 12, 2017, 9:41 AM

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Thanks for that Tim. Belarus was the one Country putting me off completing UEFA, I'll make the effort now.


parsonx
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Jan 13, 2017, 3:27 PM

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will no longer be required for UK passport holders as long as you fly to Minsk and stay for a period of 5 days or less.
This starts from Feb 9 2017.
Info on the Belarus Embassy website
Should be good for a weekend or UEFA midweek games
Great news even better if train journeys from Poland were included


Tim Johnson

Been to Belarus twice watching Scotland.the first time was an eye opener,Flew to vilnius as it was cheaper than a direct flight,visas were aquired from the embassy in london and were only valid for 8 hrs which we thought was more than enough time to get in watch the game and get back out again.How wrong we were ,the coach we hired was held up at the border crossing for 3 hrs then a fast drive to the teams hotel in minsk to pick the match tickets up and change money as it was a closed currency.we were told by the SFA official not to change more than $10 as we would not have time to spend it all,quite right they were ,bottles of vodka for the coach trip back were bought and we still had thousands of roubles left over.several years later i put the remaining notes on ebay and received 10 times more than what i paid for them.Second time we travelled to Warsaw and cought the overnight sleeper train across again a visa was required from the embassey but in warsaw the day before .


kirby knitters
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Jan 13, 2017, 3:53 PM

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Aeroflot seem to do some flights at under 200 but going via SVO so i take it a transit visa would be required.?


Wheelbarrow
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Jan 13, 2017, 4:10 PM

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Not if you just change planes and don't leave the airport surely, you'd just stay airside and get on the connection?

I also did the Warsaw train route which was good fun at the border when you get shunted off into a workshop and they jack up the carriage body to switch the bogies to change gauge. We had visas in advance from the London embassy but they didn't take long to arrive. Did have to buy local insurance from an agent who came on the train at the border but it was a couple of quid.

We liked Minsk, nowhere near as grim as had been painted. Had a couple of days in Brest too. The war memorials there are something else.


kirby knitters
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Jan 13, 2017, 4:45 PM

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I did Kiev in 06 when they scrapped visas and Minsk has always been on the list but i couldn't be bothered after the hassle of queuing at embassy for Moscow visa.

I asked about transit visa as the normal forms have to be filled in if heading to NZ via LA in case airport has to be evacuated for any reason. Just thought it may be the same but in the case of Russia a fee may well be payable.

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Transit visa required if travelling via Russia no matter how long the airport stay is.


(This post was edited by kirby knitters on Jan 14, 2017, 10:24 AM)


brb
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Jan 16, 2017, 9:46 PM

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You dont need a transit visa for russia, if you just change planes at the same (moscow) airport - no problem, they have that transit channels ... used it a lot of times

transit visa needed if changing from, e.g., Domodedovo to Vnukovo Airport ... its a real transit on road ;-)


kirby knitters
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Jan 16, 2017, 9:59 PM

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Looked at visa requirements for Belarus via Moscow.

Stop over times are crazy and i take it an airport change would be needed if using Aeroflot from Heathrow so when i get around to it i'll be looking at alternative airline.

A real shame BA don't do direct flights.


brb
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Jan 16, 2017, 10:07 PM

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Belarussian State airline Belavia has an direct London-Minsk flight, but ~ 140 GBP oneway

Lufthansa offers returns via FRA / MUC under 170 GBP.


(This post was edited by brb on Jan 16, 2017, 10:09 PM)


kirby knitters
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Jan 16, 2017, 10:17 PM

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Belarussian State airline Belavia has an direct London-Minsk flight, but ~ 140 GBP oneway

Lufthansa offers returns via FRA / MUC under 170 GBP.

An absolute bargain from Lufthansa.

I take it these visa changes are avaiable to you as well?


brb
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Jan 16, 2017, 10:35 PM

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They are. Smile

B.t.w., the mentioned Lufthansa price is for London-Minsk-London, not Germany-Minsk-Germany.


kirby knitters
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Jan 16, 2017, 10:39 PM

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Yep i've done London-Frankfurt (o) a couple of times when going elsewhere. (if only)Sly

 
 


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