On 26 May 2021, the U.S. Department of State issued updated travel advice regarding Belarus, which reads in part as follows: “Do not Travel to Belarus due to the arbitrary enforcement of laws and risk of detention, and COVID-19.

“Belarusian authorities have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with opposition parties and alleged participation in political demonstrations. U.S. citizens in the vicinity of the demonstrations have been arrested. Some have been victims of harassment and/or mistreatment by Belarusian officials. The Belarusian authorities have targeted individuals associated with independent and foreign media. On May 23, 2021, the Belarusian authorities forced the landing of a commercial aircraft transiting Belarusian airspace in order to arrest an opposition journalist who was a passenger.”

The full text of the advisory is available here.