The new attraction in Bialowieza Forest – a visit to the Belarusian side of Forest
From the 12th of June 2015 there is a possibility of visa-free cross the Polish-Belarusian border (but only to visit the National Park “Bielowiezskaja Forest” and only up to 3 days).
To cross the border without a visa, you must have:
– A passport valid for at least 6 months
– To apply for a permitt at: National Park “Bielowiezskaja Forest” (form have to be filled in capital letters, or with caps lock – exactly as data on the passport)
– Print obtained at the given address e-mail from the Belarusian side pdf file (which treated pass) – PLEASE CHECK THE CORRECTNESS OF DATA (free internet access in the Bialowieza can be obtained in hot-spots or the Tourist Information point of Bialowieza PN in the gate left after Tsar palace)
– Tourist Information point BPN can help you fill out the necessary documents FREE OF CHARGE
– Purchase insurance (basic version price is 8 zł per person for up to 3 days), the easiest and at no extra cost can do this in one of the Bialowieza hotels (Zubrowka, Bialowieski)
– At the border, on the Belarusian side you have to filled a proposal immigration
A further explore the program of their NP will depend on you 🙂
They just introduced a mandatory payment of 5,000 rubles (about 13 zł) per person for admission to the trail called “Cross-Border Trail of the Bialowieza Forest” (this can be seen as a ticket to the national park).
And you can get acquainted with the current price list.
This is the map of trails and boundaries of visa-free zone on the Belarusian side:
visa-free zone boundary is marked such plaques:
– You can pay by credit card, but sometimes terminals do not accept individual cards
– You can pay in euros or dollars, although the conversion is not very favorable
– for 1 euro in counter (eg. in Hajnówka), you can obtain about 16,000 Belarusian rubles.
– due to sanitary rules, you can’t bring from Belarus any food
And the local park invites you to:
And yet only we remind you of the rules of the National Park “Bielowiezskaja Forest”