Belarus - Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not Travel to Belarus due to the arbitrary enforcement of laws, and risk of detention. Reconsider travel due to COVID ?19 and related entry restrictions.
Belarus became an independent republic in 1991, after the breakup of the Soviet Union. In 1996, a constitutional referendum, not recognized by the international community, centralized power in the executive branch (president), headed by Alexander Lukashenko. Economic and political reform in Belarus has stalled and the Belarusian Government’s human rights record remains very poor. The March 2006 national election was judged to be seriously flawed by international observers. Democratic nations, including the United States and the members of the European Union, condemned the subsequent governmental crackdown on peaceful protests in Minsk, and imposed visa restrictions and other sanctions on senior Belarusian officials. As a result of the release of political prisoners in August 2008, the EU lifted its visa restrictions, but those of the United States remain in effect. Both Belarusian and Russian are official languages, and Russian is widely spoken throughout the country, particularly in the cities. Tourist facilities are not highly developed, but food and lodging in the capital and some regional centers are adequate.
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Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Sep 2021 14:04:00 GMT
Czechs pledge 530,000 euros to Lithuania for Belarus border
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Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Sep 2021 02:42:00 GMT
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Publ.Date : Thu, 02 Sep 2021 06:24:00 GMT
Gareth Bale SLAMS UEFA over Wales\' trip to Kazan for World Cup qualifier win over Belarus
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Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Sep 2021 18:05:00 GMT
Famous Poet Ales Ryazanov Died
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Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2021 06:21:00 GMT
Belarus Court Sentences Opposition Activists
Belarus was rocked by months of protests fueled by President Alexander Lukashenko winning a sixth term after the August 2020 presidential vote.
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Sep 2021 06:19:00 GMT
Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences
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Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Sep 2021 19:22:00 GMT