The coronavirus in Belarus
The whole world is watching the situation with the spread of the coronavirus, Belarus is no exception.
There are a total of 27 patients with coronavirus in Belarus, the Ministry of Health announced on 14 March. 24 of them are in hospital.
An official representative of the WHO said that an increase in new cases is expected in Belarus, an inevitable development. At the same time, he said that the number of 27 patients with coronavirus shows that the situation in the country is under control.
So far there are no plans to introduce a quarantine in the next few days. Belarus is coping with the current measures and does not see an avalanche-like increase in morbidity.
As of 14 March, the Ministry of Health is of the opinion that a complete closure of the border would not be a proportionate measure. All attempts to pursue this approach in other countries have required considerable financial and human resources. This has made the normal functioning of the economy considerably more difficult without protecting the population from the spread of the infection.
Sanitary and quarantine controls at the border (where these are currently in force), as well as anti-epidemiological and clinical measures within the country are considered more rational and effective in Belarus.
In particular, there are discussions about approving measures for “voluntary self-isolation” with partial contact restriction within 14 days for citizens from epidemiologically unfavourable countries who showed no signs of infection at the time of crossing the border. The Ministry of Health also proposes to restrict the holding of mass events in the country.
Despite the coronavirus situation around the world, the beginning of spring is a good time to plan your summer or autumn holidays. We will be happy to advise you on this matter. As always, we cordially invite you to visit our wonderful country, to get to know our culture, our life and our hospitable people.
The individual tours we offer to our travellers become particularly relevant during the Coronavirus pandemic. Belarus is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, which is of great importance now, as crowds of people can easily be avoided. Our tours often lead off the beaten track and less frequented places away from mass tourism. This means that the likelihood of meeting crowds of people is significantly reduced.
You can find more about our tours here. Individually organised tours, which we put together with you based on your wishes and interests, that is our strength and passion.