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Cheap Flights to Minsk International 2

Cheap Flights to Minsk International 2 Airport

A decade ago, Belarus was given the nickname "Europe's last dictatorship".  That nickname still stands today, as the country remains less open and less free than ever before.  Adventurous travelers who aren't put off by the country's political system are rewarded with a glimpse into life during the Soviet heyday: towering Stalinist architecture, spacious urban parks, virtually no international brand names and locals who are curious about foreigners who choose to visit their nation's capital.      

Best Time to Book a Flight to Minsk International 2 Airport

The best time to book a flight to Minsk International 2 Airport is between April and October.  During these months the temperature usually stays above five degrees Celcius and it rarely snows.  The city also hosts some interesting special events during the warmer months, including an annual festival of puppet theatre in May and a cheese festival in June.  If your travel dates are flexible, Skyscanner's month search tool can help you find the cheapest airfares to Minsk International 2 Airport during any 30-day period. 

Airlines that Fly to Minsk International 2 Airport

Canadian travelers looking to fly into Minsk International 2 Airport will need to connect through a major European or Asian airport.  Most travelers prefer to fly through Frankfurt with Lufthansa, through Amsterdam with KLM, or through Beijing with Air China.  When you search for a flight to Minsk International 2 Airport on Sksycanner, you will have the option of sorting your results by price, duration or number of stopovers, or filtering the results to show only your preferred airlines. 

What to Expect When Arriving at Minsk International 2 Airport

Minsk International 2 Airport is a study in contrasts, with its modern architecture housing classically inefficient Soviet-style services.  The dingy arrivals hall is home to two currency exchange offices (of which only one opens, sporadically), some well-hidden ATMs, a newsstand and car rental services.  If you need more services, head to the more pleasant departures area.

Minsk International 2 Airport is connected to central Minsk by city bus and taxi.  The bus departs from a small stop between exits three and four, and takes about thirty minutes.  If you'd prefer to travel by taxi, visit the registered taxi stand in the arrivals hall where you will pay cash for your trip in advance, and then be escorted to the taxi by the driver.   

Tips and Advisories for Travel to Minsk International 2 Airport

Belarus has strict entrance requirements for Canadian citizens.  Most trips to Belarus require a visa, which must be obtained in advance through the Embassy of Belarus in Ottawa.  However, if you are staying in the country for five days or less and flying in and out of Minsk International 2 Airport, you may be eligible for the new five-day visa waiver program which was implemented in early 2017.  Contact the Embassy of Belarus in Ottawa to see if you qualify for five days of visa-free travel.

Use caution when booking a flight to Minsk International 2 Airport that involves a connection at a Russian airport.  Flights between Russia and Belarus use the domestic terminals in Russian airports, and a valid Russian transit visa is required to move from the international terminal to the domestic departure area.

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