I normally stay in hotels during my trips abroad. Why should I stay in an AllMinskRent apartment during my visit to Minsk? What are the advantages?
Fully furnished apartments with kitchen from AllMinskRent offer highest standard of living at lucrative prices. The main advantages are:
An AllMinskRent apartment will cost you about 40-70% less than a decent room in a hotel in Minsk.
Homelike atmosphere, furniture, comfort and cosiness, all necessary facilities including fridge, stove and kitchen utensils.
Inviolable privacy, freedom and possibility to invite and entertain your guests at any time.
An opportunity to feel home far away from home.
Where are AllMinskRent apartments situated? Is it nice and safe area? Are there any restaurants, shops, markets, night clubs, theatres etc. close?
All our apartments are situated in the center of Minsk, on or along Nezavisimosti avenue - the central main road of the Belarusian capital. It will take you 1-10 minutes on foot from any AllMinskRent flat to get to plenty of restaurants, cafes, clubs, shops, museums, theatres, concert halls, parks, entertainment etc. There is always a subway station next to our apartment rentals that makes it easy and convenient to explore other parts of the city if you wish.
The area where AllMinskRent accommodations are located is really nice, beautiful and very safe. In general, Minsk is actually safer than many other big cities in Europe or US. But you shouldn't be careless and forget precautions, of course. Keep your apartment door always locked and watch your wallet when you are out.
How can I get a visa for my travel to Belarus? Do you provide visa support?
According to the current procedure, citizens of European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), as well as citizens of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chili, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, South Africa, Switzerland, Uruguay, USADO NOT NEED INVITATION from belarussian party to get a short-term visa for visiting Belarusian relatives, friends, other private matters valid up to 30 days for 1-, 2- or multiple entries, or short-term visa for business trip without work permit valid up to 30 days for 1-, 2- or multiple entries. These applicants must present the Embassy or Consulate of Belarus in their country:
Valid original passport (should be valid for more than 90 days after the period of stay in Belarus).
Visa application form (you can get it in the Embassy or Consulate or download from the relevant website) with one photo. Details of the inviting person or organization in Belarus must be specified in the application form. For the nationals of the above-mentioned countries who book an AllMinskRent apartment we can provide the necessary data for the visa application FREE OF CHARGE.
Receipt of payment (visa fee depends on the country you live in).
If you need a visa valid more than 30 days, you will be required to present an invitation from a belarussian resident or registered belarussian company by the Embassy of Belarus.
Citizens of countries that are not listed above need an invitation from a belarussian resident, company or tourist agency to get a visa to Belarus in any case. Please make necessary arrangements to obtain your visa in due time. AllMinskRent doesn't provide visa support for the nationals of the countries not listed above.
Am I obliged to have medical insurance for my travel to Belarus? Where can I get it? What does it cost?
All foreign citizens traveling to Belarus are required to have medical insurance valid during the period of stay by the Belarussian law. The medical insurance agreement can be concluded with a Belarussian or a foreign insurance company and should cover the insurance cases established by the Law of the Republic of Belarus. The minimum insurance limit of responsibility is five thousand USD. You do not have to produce the insurance certificate to the Embassy of Belarus when applying for visa. But it will be required for your registration in Belarus.
You can acquire medical insurance with an insurance company at the national airport upon arrival to Minsk, or get it later in Minsk with an insurance agency.
Cost of medical insurance depends on duration of your stay. For example, it will cost you 2 USD if you spend in Belarus 3-4 days, 5 USD if you stay 9-10 days, 15 USD if you stay 30 days etc. You can find all insurance rates here.
What is registration of foreigners traveling to Belarus? Is it necessary for me? Do you provide the registration? What does it cost?
In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Belarus no. N 105-3 dtd. January 04, 2010 "About legal status of foreigners and stateless citizens in the Republic of Belarus" all foreigners arriving in Belarus must be registered at a local police station within 5 days with the exception of days off and public holidays. Actually it means that foreign citizens are allowed to stay in Belarus one week without registration.
If staying in a hotel, registration will be arranged by the hotel services.
Oftentimes foreign travellers are required to present the registration document at the border when leaving Belarus. Failure to register may result in high penalties and possible problems with future entries to Belarus. We strongly recommend you to complete this procedure if you stay on the territory of Belarus longer than one week.
We assist foreign customers renting AllMinskRent apartments to obtain legitimate registration. The service costs 25 EUR and doesn't depend on duration of your stay.
I suddenly have to cancel my trip for some reason. Will you pay my deposit back?
Upon receipt of your deposit payment we book an apartment you had chosen and decline other requests for this lodging. That is why the deposit is not refundable.
What are customs regulations in Belarus? How much cash can I bring in and out of Belarus without declaration? Are there any restrictions about my personal property?
Customs regulations about transfer of currency through the customs border of the Republic of Belarus, import and export of personal property into and from the Republic of Belarus, as well as prohibited import/export can be found on the website of State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus.
What shall I do if my flight (train, bus) arrives early in the morning or departs late in the afternoon? Can you extend check-in or check-out time?
Like most accommodations, check-in and check-out times in AllMinskRent appartments are 14.00 and 12.00 accordingly. However, we understand the needs of our guests and are willing to meet you halfway. Please designate the time of your early arrival or late departure in the Comments field of our Reservation Form and we will try to find a solution for you. In exceptional cases, if there are no other tenants in the apartment at those extra hours, we may extend your check-in or check-out time without an additional charge. In other cases early arrival and late departure is only possible at full or partial cost of an extra night.
I have lost keys from the apartment I rent. What shall I do now?
We kindly ask our guests to take precautions agains the key loss, as it causes a lot of problems for us and unnecessary expenses for you. Please contact us at the phone number specified in the contact section of the website as soon as you discovered the key is missing. Within a few hours we will provide you with a new set of keys; you will be liable to a fine of 50 EUR.
What about bed linen change and cleaning of the apartment?
Rental of AllMinskRent apartments includes only weekly change of bed linen. You can order apartment cleaning at any time you wish for 15 EUR.
Is there Internet access available in your apartments? What is the cost?
Majority of AllMinskRent apartments for rent have high speed Internet access via DSL or 3G+ USB modem (provided by AllMinskRent). Our tenants make advantage of 24/7 Internet surfing FREE OF CHARGE. Please refer to the description of a specific apartment for Internet access availability.
Can I receive and make international phone calls from the phone in the apartment?
You can make local and receive local and international phone calls on the phones installed in AllMinskRent apartments. For making international calls from the phone in the flat, you need to acquire a special phone card with PIN code. These cards are sold in many stalls and post offices in Minsk and have rates of Belarussian national operator Beltelecom.
I am arriving to Belarus with a car. Is there a parking close to an apartment I want to rent? There is always a free parking next to the houses with AllMinskRent apartments. If you prefer to leave your vehicle at a guarded parking lot, it make take you 5-10 min. afoot to reach a rented apartment. Feel free to contact us for parking lot details.