OSCE Invokes Moscow Mechanism over Credible Reports of Human Rights Abuses and Election Irregularities in Belarus

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON September 18, 2020 OSCE Invokes Moscow Mechanism over Credible Reports of Human Rights Abuses and Election Irregularities in Belarus  On September 17, 17 participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), including the United States, took the important step of invoking the OSCE’s “Moscow Mechanism” to establish an Expert Mission to ... Read More»

On Recent Development in Belarus

As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna September 17, 2020 The United States condemns the Belarusian authorities’ continued targeting of peaceful protesters, opposition activists, lawyers and human rights defenders, labor activists, and journalists.  We call on Belarusian authorities to release all those who have been unjustly detained or arrested. ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Invoking the Moscow Mechanism in Relation to Serious Human Rights Violations in Belarus

Invoking the Moscow Mechanism in Relation to Serious Human Rights Violations in Belarus As delivered by U.K. Ambassador Neil Bush to the Permanent Council, Vienna September 17, 2020 I am delivering this statement on behalf of the following delegations: Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Internet Shutdowns in Belarus

Joint Statement on Internet Shutdowns in Belarus MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, ... Read More»

Press Release: The OSCE Invokes the Moscow Mechanism for Belarus

The OSCE Invokes the Moscow Mechanism over Credible Reports of Human Rights Abuses and Election Irregularities in Belarus PRESS RELEASE | September 17, 2020 Vienna – Before, during, and after the fraudulent August 9 elections in Belarus, the United States and other participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) expressed ... Read More»

Vacancy Announcement: Air-conditioning Mechanic

U.S. Embassy in Minsk announces competition for the vacancy of Refrigeration / Air-conditioning Mechanic.  The deadline to submit applications is October 3, 2020. You can apply online here:  https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/blr/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms?_ref=v3fyy0znpt0 Guidelines for application:  https://by.usembassy.gov/be/embassy-be/jobs-be/  Read More»

Excerpt from Secretary Pompeo’s remarks at a joint press availability on 9/16/2020

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at a Press Availability REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 “We also discussed the need for every nation – especially Russia – to respect the sovereignty of Belarus.  The Belarusians protesting what were falsified election results ... Read More»

Student Visa Processing

Thank you for your patience as we prepared to resume processing student visas.  Today, we’re happy to provide instructions for how to schedule your visa interview.  Interviews will begin Monday, September 21, 2020.  All applicants need to fill out the DS-160 form, and have paid their SEVIS fee.  Additionally, you will need to bring confirmation ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun Special Briefing with the Brussels Hub

Special Briefing via Telephone Stephen Biegun Deputy Secretary of State September 11, 2020 The Brussels Hub Moderator:  Good afternoon from the U.S. State Department’s Brussels Media Hub.  I’d like to welcome all participants to today’s telephonic press briefing with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun.  Deputy Secretary Biegun will discuss the U.S. response to ... Read More»

Excerpt from the White House press briefing with Press Secretary Kayleigh MCEnany on 9/9/2020

Q    The protests in Belarus continue, as well as the crackdown on the opposition.  What concrete step is the President going to take to support Belarusians in their struggle for democracy and to stop human rights abuses? MS. MCENANY:  Yeah, it’s another very good question.  The U.S. is extremely concerned by continued human rights violations ... Read More»

Abduction of Opposition Leaders in Belarus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 The United States is deeply concerned by the reported abduction September 7 in Belarus of Coordination Council member Mariya Kalesnikava, Spokesman Anton Rodnenkou, and Executive Secretary Ivan Krautsou, and the attempted forced expulsion over the border to Ukraine September 8. We commend the courage ... Read More»

Attacks on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Media Freedom in Belarus

Attacks on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Media Freedom in Belarus As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna September 3, 2020 Recalling the joint project and declaration that the United States and Belarus offered at the last Ministerial, I can assure the members of the goodwill of the ... Read More»

Belarus – Targeting and Detaining Journalists and Blocking Internet Access Must Cease

U.S. Embassy, Minsk Statement by Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus August 29, 2020 Belarus – Targeting and Detaining Journalists and Blocking Internet Access Must Cease We are concerned by the continued targeting of journalists, the blocking of independent media and opposition websites, intermittent internet blackouts, and random detentions of peaceful citizens exercising their rights ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the use of violence and repression in Belarus

Joint Statement by the Missions of the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the European Union on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Minsk on the use of violence and repression in Belarus Minsk, 28/08/2020 Recalling our earlier comments and statements, we stand in solidarity with the people of Belarus who demand ... Read More»

Call for Belarus to Uphold its OSCE Election-Related Commitments and Respect Human Rights

As delivered by Deputy Secretary Stephen E. Biegun to the Special Permanent Council, Vienna August 28, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for calling this important meeting today. And it is an honor to be here with all of you. Earlier this week, I had the privilege of meeting in Vilnius with Belarusian opposition candidate Sviatlana ... Read More»

Supporting the Aspirations of the Belarusian People

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 20, 2020 The United States has been inspired by the display of peaceful expression of the Belarusian people seeking to determine their own future. We stand by our long-term commitment to support Belarus’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the aspirations of the Belarusian people ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Location: Public areas throughout Minsk and the rest of Belarus. Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise increased awareness and vigilance regarding potential rallies, assemblies, protests, and demonstrations within the Republic of Belarus following the presidential elections. These gatherings may occur spontaneously with increasing frequency or little advance notice, with no current estimate ... Read More»

White House Press Secretary on Belarus

Excerpt from the White House press briefing 8/10 with Kayleigh McEnany on Belarus: “We’re deeply concerned by the Belarus presidential election. Severe restrictions on ballot access for candidates, prohibition of local independent observers at polling stations, intimidation of opposition candidates, and the detention of peaceful protesters and journalists have marred the process, and we urge ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Location: Public areas throughout Minsk and the rest of Belarus. Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise increased awareness and vigilance regarding potential rallies, assemblies, protests, and demonstrations within the Republic of Belarus following the presidential elections. These gatherings are ongoing with no estimate for when they will end. Internet access throughout much ... Read More»

Presidential Elections in Belarus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 10, 2020 The United States is deeply concerned about the conduct of the August 9 presidential election in Belarus, which was not free and fair. Severe restrictions on ballot access for candidates, prohibition of local independent observers at polling stations, intimidation tactics employed against opposition candidates, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Location: Public areas throughout Minsk and the rest of Belarus. Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise increased awareness and vigilance regarding potential rallies, assemblies, protests, and demonstrations within the Republic of Belarus related to the presidential elections on August 9 and following the official announcement of election results on August 10. Due to increased political ... Read More»

Consular COVID FAQ

We understand your concern about visas and travel in light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope that this information will help answer your questions. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to respond to individual questions that are not answered on this page or elsewhere ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (August 3, 2020)

Updated August 3, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov ... Read More»

Application period for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is now open!

The United States Embassy in Belarus is pleased to announce the competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the academic year of 2021-2022. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (July 27, 2020)

Updated July 27, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov .  Information updated since ... Read More»

On the 30th anniversary of the adoption of Belarus’ Declaration of State Sovereignty

June 27, 2020 Today marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of Belarus’ Declaration of State Sovereignty.  The declaration heralds Belarus’ aspirations for full independence and establishes an autonomous voice among free nations.  We congratulate all Belarusians, including a new generation born and raised in sovereign Belarus, on this milestone in their history.  The United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (July 20, 2020)

Updated July 20, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov .  Information updated since ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus 

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus July 14, 2020 Location: Potential event locations include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Minsk, Belarus: UlitsaNezalezhnosti Entrance to Galleria Mall NemigaStreet Adam Mickiewicz square Nemigametro station Oktyaberskayametro station Other locations throughout Belarus Event: Media reports have highlighted public political gatherings and events throughout Belarus on the evening ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (July 13, 2020)

Updated July 13, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov .  Information updated since ... Read More»

Application Period Started for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2021-2022

The U.S. Embassy in Belarus is pleased to announce a competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program scholarships in the 2021-2022 academic year for graduate students or young professionals from Belarus who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree. The program enables its participants to research and study for up to two years at U.S. universities ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (July 6, 2020)

Updated July 6, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov .  Information updated since ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo on Belarus National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO Belarus National Day July 3, 2020 On behalf of the government of the United States and the American people, I send my congratulations to all Belarusian citizens on the occasion of your Independence Day. The United States strongly supports the continued aspirations of ... Read More»

English for Media Literacy

Are you interested in improving your English while practicing the essentials of media literacy? Press Club Belarus and the U.S. Embassy Minsk are pleased to announce a free online course “English for Media Literacy”. Developed by the U.S. Department of State and the University of Pennsylvania, this 8-week course will help you improve your language skills and knowledge of media at ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (June 29, 2020)

Updated June 29, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts (Note –NEW information is in bold) The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Updated June 29, 2020 Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts (Note –NEW information is in bold) The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Location: Potential events may occur throughout Belarus.  In Minsk, locations include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Ulitsa Nezalezhnosti from Ploschad Yakuba Kolaca to Victory Square Peoples’ Friendship Park within the boundaries of Orlovskaya, Bogdanovicha, Kulman, and L. Karastoyanova streets (GPS coordinates 53.930606, 27.571268 ) Outdoor theater of the Park in the Name of the 50th ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (June 22, 2020)

Updated June 22, 2020  (Note –NEW information is in bold) The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or ... Read More»

THE UNITED STATES PROVIDES ADDITIONAL COVID- 19 FUNDING TO UNICEF BELARUS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2020 THE UNITED STATES PROVIDES ADDITIONAL COVID- 19 FUNDING TO UNICEF BELARUS  June 16, 2020 – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) an additional $450,000 to support Belarus’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was ... Read More»

Alumni Grants Program 2020

The U.S. Embassy is accepting grant projects from alumni of U. S. Government (USG) exchange programs. The theme of this year’s projects is minimizing the impact of the coronavirus epidemic in Belarus. The projects may include provision of assistance in adapting to changing conditions as a result of COVID-19. They may also provide support to vulnerable ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on the Release of the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 10, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  It’s great to be with you all today.  I’m here one more time, proudly, to talk about freedom and free societies.  And while America is not a perfect nation by any means, we always strive towards that more ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Releases 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. The U.S. Department of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (June 8, 2020)

Updated June 8, 2020  (Note –NEW information is in bold) The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or ... Read More»

Joint statement on the Presidential elections in Belarus by the diplomatic missions in Minsk

Joint Statement on the Presidential Elections in Belarus by the Missions of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Minsk We, as friends of the Belarusian people and supporters of the sovereignty and independence of Belarus, welcome the progress achieved in our relations ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (June 1, 2020)

Updated June 1, 2020  (Note –NEW information is in bold) The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 26, 2020)

Updated May 26, 2020   Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)     The Department of State has issued a   Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov .  Information ... Read More»

State Secretary Pompeo On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 23, 2020 Susan and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Over the past month, Muslims at home and abroad have fasted, centered around spiritual reflection, community and values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity, and have adapted to practicing their faith and observing Ramadan ... Read More»

USG supports Belarus’ ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The United States Government, through USAID, has committed an additional $450,000 to support Belarus’ ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are in addition to the almost $1.3 million in U.S. government funds previously contributed to Belarus’ pandemic response, bringing the total provided to $1.7 million. This assistance will continue facilitating risk communication and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 18, 2020)

Updated May 18, 2020 Link to Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts (Note – NEW information is in bold) The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will reduce the frequency of these health alerts from daily to weekly unless circumstances warrant.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at  ConsularMinsk@state.gov ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 15, 2020)

Updated May 15, 2020 Link to Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts (Note – NEW information is in bold) The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. (NEW) Beginning May 18, 2020, U.S. Embassy Minsk will be reducing the frequency of these health alerts to weekly.  However, to ... Read More»

On First Shipment of U.S. Oil to Belarus  

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO   May 15, 2020      First Shipment of U.S. Oil to Belarus     This week, the first shipment of U.S. crude oil will depart for Belarus.  This competitive deal, by U.S. energy trader United Energy Trading, with the assistance of U.S. firm Getka and their Polish partner UNIMOT, strengthens Belarusian sovereignty and independence, demonstrates that the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 14, 2020)

Updated May 14, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)  The Department of State has issued a   Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 13, 2020)

Updated May 13, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)  The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 12, 2020)

Updated May 12, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)  The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information ... Read More»

Important information for U.S. visa holders

Do you have a valid nonimmigrant, DV or immigrant visa to enter the United States? Before you purchase tickets, remember: due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions you may not transit any one of the 26 Schengen countries, the UK, China or Iran on your way to the U.S.  Even just a short lay-over at an airport ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 11, 2020)

Updated May 11, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts     (Note – NEW information is in bold)  The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Updated May 7, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)   Country-Specific Information:   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.   U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 ... Read More»

Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

May 8, 2020 Seventy-five years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of World War II in Europe.  Today, we celebrate the forces of freedom who defeated tyranny and emerged victorious in that monumental struggle.  We pay tribute to those who served for their ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 7, 2020)

Updated May 7, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)   Country-Specific Information:   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.   U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 6, 2020)

Updated May 6, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)   Country-Specific Information:   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.   U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 5, 2020)

Updated May 5, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)   Country-Specific Information:   The Department of State has issued a   Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy announces Small Grants Program 2020

The goal of the Small Grants Program is to support civil society development in Belarus. This year we are having two calls for proposals.  This is the second call for proposals. This call for proposals will be devoted to projects that contribute to: Support to vulnerable and underserviced groups of the population Inclusive development Women’s empowerment and gender ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (May 4, 2020)

Updated May 4, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)  Country-Specific Information:     The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 30, 2020)

Updated April 30, 2020 Link to Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts (Note – NEW information is in bold) Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 29, 2020)

Updated April 29, 2020  Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)   Country-Specific Information:    The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 27, 2020)

Updated April 27, 2020 Link to Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts (Note – NEW information is in bold) Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information ... Read More»

Joint Statement by President Trump and President Putin on 75th Anniversary of Meeting on the Elbe

On April 25, we remember that American troops met  Belarusian and other troops from the constituent peoples of the Soviet Union  on the Elbe River, signaling the end to one of the most tragic periods in history and making the way forward towards peace.   Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 24, 2020)

Updated April 24, 2020   Link to  Embassy Minsk COVID-19 Alerts        (Note – NEW information is in bold)     Country-Specific Information:   The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.     U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 23, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.   Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW).     Location:  Belarus Event:   International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 22, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 21, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

President Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Julie D. Fisher, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Belarus. Julie Fisher, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, currently ... Read More»

Proclamation on Days Of Remembrance Of Victims Of The Holocaust, 2020

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 17, 2020 Our Nation’s annual observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, calls on all Americans to pause and reflect on the horrific atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against minority groups and other “undesirables” in the years leading up to and during ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 17, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 16, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 15, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 14, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 13, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 9, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

American Film Critics Participate in BelarusDocs Online Film Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Minsk teamed up with the American Film Showcase documentary film experts  Michael Renov  and  Christine Acham  to support the third online documentary film festival BelarusDocs.  For an entire week beginning on Tuesday, April 7, American film critics are watching the films along with the local audiences and then provide expert jury reviews. Seven thought-provoking films by seven Belarusian filmmakers address ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 8, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 7, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). Location:  Belarus Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Belarus.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 6, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  ConsularMinsk@State.gov Location:  Belarus Event:  International ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 3, 2020) pm

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  ConsularMinsk@State.gov Location:  Belarus Event: (NEW) International ... Read More»

Free online course “English for Journalism”

If you’re a journalist or a blogger who’s ready to take your career to the next level — here’s a chance to improve your English while practicing the essentials of print and digital journalism. Press Club Belarus and the U.S. Embassy Minsk are pleased to announce a free online course “English for Journalism”. Developed by the U.S. Department of State and the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 3, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  ConsularMinsk@State.gov Location:  Belarus Event: (NEW) International ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 2, 2020) pm

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at ConsularMinsk@State.gov ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus (April 2, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Minsk will be sending frequent updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Belarus have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Information updated within the last 24 hours will be in bold and prefaced with (NEW). If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at ConsularMinsk@State.gov ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. ... Read More»