Belarus international travel guide in 2023
Belarus is part of Europe with main city at Minsk. It's usually 🌤️ -0.74 °C in Belarus with a rainfall of 🌧 31.59 mm. Internet speed in Belarus is on average 6.9 Mbps. In Belarus you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 9M people. The main currency is Belarusian Ruble. The languages spoken are Belarusian and Russian. Automatic teller machines are common in Belarus. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed 🌤️ ~-0.74 °C 🌧 ~31.59 mm 👨👩👦👦 9M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
Russian forces are conducting military operations from Belarus and this has heightened tensions in the region. The security environment in Belarus is volatile and could deteriorate at short notice. If you’re in Belarus, you should leave immediately, if you judge it’s safe to do so. If you decide to remain in Belarus despite our advice, be aware you may be affected by shortages of essential products and services. If you’re in Belarus, register your whereabouts on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's registration portal for Australian citizens in Belarus – see the 'Safety' section for details on how to register. Keep your registration details up to date to ensure we’re aware of your situation and can provide you with the latest information. Continue to monitor Smartraveller for updates. Minsk International Airport is operating, and land borders with Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland are open. Minsk airport and Belarusian land border operations could close without notice. Be prepared for disruptions to essential services and travel routes. There have been reports of major delays at the land border crossing points with Poland. Expect highly congested routes, checkpoints, lengthy queues and delays. Make sure you have a supply of food, water, medication and fuel. If you're in need of urgent assistance, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. Our ability to provide consular assistance in Belarus is severely limited. Several countries have banned Belarusian airlines from flying over their airspace, including all EU member states, the UK and Ukraine. Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 remain in place. We continue to advise you do not travel to Belarus and to the Belarus-Ukraine border due to the volatile security environment and military conflict. We continue to advise you do not travel to areas near borders with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland due to ongoing civil unrest. On 18 May, Belarus introduced the death penalty for ‘attempted terrorism’. If you decide to stay in Belarus, review your personal security plans. Avoid public demonstrations. Harassment of foreigners is possible. Make sure your travel documents are up-to-date including those of your family. Carry your passport, your original visa and migration card with you at all times. Local authorities won't accept copies. You’re responsible for your own safety and that of your family. We advise: Do not travel to Belarus due to the volatile security environment caused by the Russian military build up along Belarus' border with Ukraine and military conflict.
Belarus uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Belarusian and Russian
💱 Currencies Used
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.
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 speed in Belarus is on average 6.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Belarus is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
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.
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 .
🛣️ 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.
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