Belarus

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Vaccinated are exempted from testing.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Vaccinated are exempted from quarantine. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Belarus?

+1,876 New COVID cases in Belarus
+16 New COVID deaths in Belarus
28.72% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 17 September 2021

Basic facts about Belarus

Belarus is a medium-sized country located in Eastern Europe. The capital of Belarus is Minsk and the most spoken language is Belarusian. The national currency in Belarus is New Belarusian ruble (BYN).

What taxi apps are available in Belarus?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Belarus.

Uber is not available in Belarus. Bolt is available only in one city: Minsk.

See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

New Belarusian ruble (BYN)Official currency
1 EUR~2.88 BYN
1 USD~2.54 BYN

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Belarus?

There are 2 common languages spoken in Belarus: Belarusian and Russian. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Belarusian. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Belarusian words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Belarus was ranked 40th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Belarus?

There are 2 common plug types used in Belarus:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Belarus?

Currently, citizens of 27 countries can enter Belarus without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Belarus?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Belarus.

Data last reviewed on: 17 September 2021

Is it safe in Belarus?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 12, 2021, the risk level for Belarus was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Belarus

102 Police
103 Ambulance
103 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Belarus?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 18.

Alcohol

  • 3 liters of alcoholic products

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco or a set of these products weighing over 250g

Data last reviewed on: 17 September 2021

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