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General Information

The official languages of Belarus are Belarusian, Russian.

The national currency of Belarus is Belarusian ruble (BYN).

1 BYN equals  .
equals  BYN.

Location

Belarus

The distance from to Belarus is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Belarus. Exercise normal precautions in Belarus. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Belarus is 24. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 102 to call the police in Belarus.

LGBT

Belarus has a score of -6 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Belarus ranks #137 worldwide.

Same-sex relations are not illegal in Belarus, but discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTI) community is widespread, and harassment against LGBTI individuals has occurred in the past. For more detailed information about LGBTI rights in Belarus you may review the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Belarus should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Belarus:

  • Hepatitis A

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Belarus to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Belarus differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Belarus, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Belarus and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Belarus. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 39–49°F  /  4–9°C 96% 78%
Sat November 09 43–55°F  /  6–13°C 99% 98%
Sun November 10 50–57°F  /  10–14°C 98% 65%
Mon November 11 39–55°F  /  4–13°C 91% 73%
Tue November 12 36–50°F  /  2–10°C 90% 31%
Wed November 13 40–55°F  /  5–13°C 91% 86%
Thu November 14 40–52°F  /  5–11°C 92% 98%
Fri November 15 44–51°F  /  6–11°C 96% 42%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 08:22 am and sets at 05:26 pm. This equates to 9.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Belarus, it is in . When the sun sets in Belarus, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Belarus is 2.00 BYN. Every kilometer costs an additional 0.00 BYN. Every hour of waiting time costs 2.00 BYN.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Belarus.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 4.51 BYN.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Belarus is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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