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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2017, 01:51:32 AM »
ok, noted...
not that I care if you find it humorous or not, but it's noted.
201x the decade everyone gets offended by everything...all the time. I find that very offensive


I didn't post that I was offended.   I just find it odd that people who supposedly have an interest in the FSU would find gulags a source of humour.
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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane - update
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2017, 09:36:15 PM »
Lest anyone would wish to try what I did - a word of caution:

Something is defo going down re Belarus allowing the 5-day Visa and the 'risk' of a foreigner simply driving into Russia ...   

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advisory site:

" If you’re travelling immediately from/to a Russian airport or entering Belarus at any other border point other than Minsk International Airport then this visa-free arrangement doesn’t apply and you’ll need a visa. "


 From the BL govt site:

"Type B visa ( Transit)
 

transit visa through the territory of Belarus (e.g. the UK — Belarus — Russia). Please note that entry to Belarus from one country and returning to the same country from Belarus without going to a third country is not a transit (e.g. the UK — Belarus — the UK).

The visa-free regime does not apply to people arriving to Belarus by plane from Russia and planning to go to the airports of Russia (these are internal flights with no border control)."

http://uk.mfa.gov.by/en/consular_issues/visas/


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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane - update
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2017, 11:23:04 PM »
Lest anyone would wish to try what I did - a word of caution:

Something is defo going down re Belarus allowing the 5-day Visa and the 'risk' of a foreigner simply driving into Russia ...   

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advisory site:

" If you’re travelling immediately from/to a Russian airport or entering Belarus at any other border point other than Minsk International Airport then this visa-free arrangement doesn’t apply and you’ll need a visa. "


 From the BL govt site:

"Type B visa ( Transit)
 

transit visa through the territory of Belarus (e.g. the UK — Belarus — Russia). Please note that entry to Belarus from one country and returning to the same country from Belarus without going to a third country is not a transit (e.g. the UK — Belarus — the UK).

The visa-free regime does not apply to people arriving to Belarus by plane from Russia and planning to go to the airports of Russia (these are internal flights with no border control)."

http://uk.mfa.gov.by/en/consular_issues/visas/

This has been discussed in Trip Advisor 'Belarus forum' since earlier this year. And you say something is 'def going down'?
5 day visa is for anyone coming/leaving Belarus from any country OTHER than Russia AND only landing in Minsk airport. Been this way all year!!!
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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane - update
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2017, 02:57:02 AM »
This has been discussed in Trip Advisor 'Belarus forum' since earlier this year. And you say something is 'def going down'?
5 day visa is for anyone coming/leaving Belarus from any country OTHER than Russia AND only landing in Minsk airport. Been this way all year!!!

Ah, says the man who knows it all - but keeps it to himself ( Temp changes in RU visa registration - during sporting events ) ..

*I* did the research, thanks and BELARUS' airline (Belavia)  and the BY Visa folks confirmed I could do as I did - before I booked ...

It is clear that BY was happy to accommodate the 13 passengers transiting and we all noted the exasperation that Russia had removed our Migration slips.


There is defo a rift between Moscow and Minsk over this - which I'm guessing is Minsk's 5-day Visa regime and the risk of folks tipping up in Russia without the appropriate Visa.



 

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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2017, 08:19:36 PM »
not sure id class minsk airport as truly international  :D

given the operating procedures and transit style it is somewhat lacking imo

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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2017, 11:56:14 AM »
not sure id class minsk airport as truly international  :D

given the operating procedures and transit style it is somewhat lacking imo

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Any airport that has arrivals and departures from any other country is de facto an international airport.

Now . . . are they all up to general international standards?  Definitely not!!
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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2017, 12:13:21 PM »
Any airport that has arrivals and departures from any other country is de facto an international airport.

Now . . . are they all up to general international standards?  Definitely not!!

Can standards be accomplished when traffic is up 70%...... scurrying to keep up I think!!!
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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2017, 12:26:26 PM »
Once again, the issue is how Minsk and Moscow perceive the flights between the nations

Minsk believes these flts are DOMESTIC - as they are part of a 'union' ...   

Not having flown from Minsk to Moscow, I cannot be sure - but having been stamped out - I'm pretty sure THEY think I'm an international passenger

Having gone the other way - Belarus treats arrivals as DOMESTIC....  I could have simply picked up a taxi to Minsk - No passport control..

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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2017, 12:56:39 PM »
Once again, the issue is how Minsk and Moscow perceive the flights between the nations

Minsk believes these flts are DOMESTIC - as they are part of a 'union' ...   

Not having flown from Minsk to Moscow, I cannot be sure - but having been stamped out - I'm pretty sure THEY think I'm an international passenger

Having gone the other way - Belarus treats arrivals as DOMESTIC....  I could have simply picked up a taxi to Minsk - No passport control..

BIZARRE

I must say it is much smoother going from Mink to Moscow.....it is a international-international connection.
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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2017, 03:43:19 PM »
So, if I were to fly from Moscow to Minsk, I could then take a train to Poland or Lithuania without needing a Belarusian visa?

Once again, the issue is how Minsk and Moscow perceive the flights between the nations

Minsk believes these flts are DOMESTIC - as they are part of a 'union' ...   

Not having flown from Minsk to Moscow, I cannot be sure - but having been stamped out - I'm pretty sure THEY think I'm an international passenger

Having gone the other way - Belarus treats arrivals as DOMESTIC....  I could have simply picked up a taxi to Minsk - No passport control..

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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2017, 04:07:04 PM »
Not having flown from Minsk to Moscow, I cannot be sure - but having been stamped out - I'm pretty sure THEY think I'm an international passenger
BIZARRE

When you arrive in Minsk from a non-Russian city, you go to a special transit area where they will give you a migration card and stamp your passport before proceeding to Russia.
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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2017, 04:11:07 PM »
So, if I were to fly from Moscow to Minsk, I could then take a train to Poland or Lithuania without needing a Belarusian visa?

Trains are stopped at the border before leaving Belarus to check/stamp passports. Without a Belorussian visa you might be in big trouble.
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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2017, 04:38:21 PM »
Any airport that has arrivals and departures from any other country is de facto an international airport.

Now . . . are they all up to general international standards?  Definitely not!!

 ;)  yes one does realise that fact ...hence why i said ''truly ''international !!

it is in name and function , but sure has long way to go compared with others for service and layout as well as style of disembarkation etc

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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2018, 10:08:22 AM »
I flew to Minsk from Moscow going to Kyiv there was 2 hour stop over I walked straight out of the front of the airport for a cigarette with no checks hung around out front and went for a walk for a bit and then went through passport control fine to get my next flight with no Belarus visa. I just assumed you didn't need one if you have a Russian visa.

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Re: Belarus - transiting - but arriving from RUSSIA - by plane
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2018, 12:09:46 PM »
I flew to Minsk from Moscow going to Kyiv there was 2 hour stop over I walked straight out of the front of the airport for a cigarette with no checks hung around out front and went for a walk for a bit and then went through passport control fine to get my next flight with no Belarus visa. I just assumed you didn't need one if you have a Russian visa.

That USED to be the case, but on exiting RU ( by air ) they stamp your passport as exiting RU and remove the  'joint immigration slip' 

This was in response to BL offering 5 day visas at the airport and the Russians being scared that one can now enter Russia by road - without a visa


 

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