Belarus international travel guide in 2024

Belarus international travel guide in 2024

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Belarus has a population of 9M with main currency as Belarusian Ruble. The languages spoken are Belarusian. Belarus travel safety advice is Do not travel. Automatic teller machines are common in Belarus. Internet speed in Belarus is on average 6.9 Mbps.In Belarus you drive on the right side.

Belarus travel advice

Do not travel
We've reviewed our advice for Belarus and continue to advise do not travel to Belarus. The security environment continues to be volatile and could deteriorate at short notice. We continue to advise:  Do not travel to Belarus due to the volatile security environment caused by Russia’s war in neighbouring Ukraine, Russia's military presence along the Belarus border with Ukraine and the arbitrary enforcement of laws by Belarusian authorities.

Issue Date : May 2, 2024

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Belarus essential details

Plugs

Belarus uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Belarusian

Money in Belarus

Currencies

Belarus uses the Belarusian ruble (symbol: Br), code BYN.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 rubles. Ruble is subdivided into 100 copeckss. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 copeckss.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are common in Belarus. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in Belarus

Internet

Internet speed in Belarus is on average 6.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Belarus is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 8.85 BYN, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: MTS, Velcom, beCloud or life:). Belarus uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Belarus upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Belarus, dial +, then 375 (the country code for Belarus), then the area code (without the initial 8) and the local number. For local calls within Belarus, start with the area code (with the initial 8). In the case above area code is 152 .

Driving in Belarus

Road rules

In Belarus you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.

Emergecy

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Belarus visa advice

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.