The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Romanians postpone tourist trips to Belarus
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These days, the Republic of Belarus is the scene of numerous street protests. After the presidential election, which took place on August 9, Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected with about 80% of the vote. This angered the people of Belarus and everything degenerated into unpredictable protests.
In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs Romanian citizens who are, transit or intend to travel to the Republic of Belarus, that situations may arise, including demonstrations, which may disrupt the smooth running of travel.
Accordingly, it is recommended to postpone non-essential (tourist) travel and for those who are present in the Republic of Belarus in the coming period to regularly follow the media announcements in order to be informed about local developments, to exercise caution and to plan their trips on the territory. the country accordingly.
There is also the possibility of tightening controls at the land and airport border points of the Republic of Belarus and increasing the number of cases of refusal of access by persons who cannot duly justify the purpose of the journey, including foreign journalists without official accreditation.
Romanian citizens can request consular assistance at the telephone numbers of the Romanian Embassy in Minsk: +375 (17) 2927499 and +375 (17) 2927399, the calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Center of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by to Call Center operators, on a permanent basis. Also, the Romanian citizens who face a difficult, special situation, with an emergency character, have at their disposal the permanent telephone of the Romanian diplomatic mission in the Republic of Belarus +375291060090.