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Covid-19

COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution

To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 disease in Belarus, please visit the official governmental portal StopCovid (in Russian), as well as the news page of the national Ministry of Health website.
For the international outlook you can consult the latest
situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.

Sanitary measures
To find out about the latest public health situation in the country and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the official governmental portal StopCovid (in Russian), the website of the Belarus Council of Ministers (information is generally available in Russian language), as well as the portal of the Minsk City Executive Committee (in Russian).
The WHO expert mission to Belarus recommended the implementation of stricter sanitary measures to prevent the virus from speading further.
Travel restrictions

The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.

The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Import & export restrictions

For the information on all the measures applicable to movement of goods during the period of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak (including eventual restrictions on imports and exports, if applicable), please consult the portal of Customs Authority of Belarus.
The national government decided to lower export duties on oil and petroleum products; as well as to introduce a temporary ban on export of certain goods.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Belarus on the
International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.

Economic recovery plan

To know about the economic measures taken by the Belarusian government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, please visit the website of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. To know more about the countercyclical measures aimed at increasing the ability of banks to maintain financial support for the real sector of the economy, click here (in Russian).
For updates on the measures taken by the government, refer to the news page of the official governmental portal StopCovid (in Russian).
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the Belarusian government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Belarus in the
IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.

Support plan for businesses

The government of Belarus has not adopted any specific measure to support businesses so far. The government is studying a package of fiscal measures, not yet announced.
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.

Support plan for exporters

At the moment the official government sources do not provide any information on the specific programs for Belarusian exporting companies put in place by the national government following the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak. For updated information please consult the website of the national Ministry of Economy.

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