We’ve reviewed our advice for Belarus. We haven’t changed the level of our advice, do not travel to Belarus. The security environment is volatile and could deteriorate at short notice.

Belarus has laws incurring jail sentences for ‘terrorism propaganda’ and ‘discrediting’ the Belarusian armed forces and military organisations. Penalties may be severe, including the death penalty for high treason.

If you’re in Belarus, leave immediately using the limited commercial options available or private means. Review your personal security plans and carefully consider the safest means and route to depart. You’re responsible for your own safety and that of your family. Do not attempt to travel to the Belarus-Ukraine border or cross into Ukraine from Belarus. Our ability to provide consular assistance in Belarus is severely limited. The Australian Government will not be able to evacuate you from Belarus.

We continue to advise:

Do not travel to Belarus due to the volatile security environment caused by the Russian military presence along Belarus’ border with Ukraine, military conflict and the arbitrary enforcement of laws.



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