India visa requirements for Belarusians

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Belarusians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a period of 90 days, Belarus citizens can travel to India by applying for an electronic visa(e-visa).
  • Travellers are to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before departure. Also, the e-visa costs about USD 80.
  • Intending visitors are required to possess a valid passport of a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of India’s local currency is pegged at INR 25,000.
  • Also, the import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Belarus nationals must show evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in India. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Citizens of Belarus entering India with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • A recent bank statement, to show that the visitor have enough money to spend while in India will be required.
  • Visitors from Belarus are not required to provide a yellow fever vaccination. They are also advised to be vaccinated against common illnesses before departure.
  • Tourists with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Belarus.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Belarus. There are international airports in Minsk and Brest.
  • Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Etihad, Belavia and Ukraine International are some of the airlines that fly from Belarus to India.
  • The estimated flight duration from Minsk to New Delhi, India is 9 hours, 50 minutes and from Brest, it is 7 hours.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • Visitors are advised to always have toilet paper and hand sanitizers with them while in India.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in Zambia are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). India is 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of Belarus.
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there public toilets in India?

Yes, there are lots of public toilets in India. Hotels and malls also have toilets for public use. However, some of these toilets do not have toilet paper and sanitizers. Visitors are advised to always have them before using a public toilet.

Is India safe for tourist visits?

Generally, India is a safe country to visit and crimes especially those done against tourists are low. Visitors are advised to be cautious while in India.

Can I extend my stay duration in India?

The e-visa stay duration cannot be extended, it starts when the tourists enter India and is valid for a period 90 days.

Are ATMs available in India?

ATMs are available at all urban centres and tourist areas in India. Tourists are advised to avoid using remote ATMs at night, so as to avoid being followed and robbed, especially when you need to withdraw a large amount of cash.