|Vaccination needed||receipt required|
|Typhoid & Polio||1||–|
Outpatient treatment is usually free unless hospitalization is necessary. If you book a package holiday with Belintourist, the hospital costs can also be offset against tourist services not used. Travel health insurance with repatriation insurance is recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Anyone who is dependent on taking medication should take it with them. A first-aid kit is especially important for trips outside of Minsk. Check indexdotcom for more information.
Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays.
Food and drink
Tap water should not be used for drinking or brushing teeth. Water should be either boiled or otherwise sterilized before drinking, brushing your teeth, and making ice cubes, or purchased packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. As a result of the Chernobyl reactor accident, areas, particularly in the south-eastern parts of the country, were heavily radioactive. According to information from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, a stay in this region is now harmless. Mushrooms, berries, freshwater fish and game should be avoided as a precaution.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Ticks are active in some areas of Belarus during the warmer season (April to October). There is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. A vaccination against TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) is recommended for professional activities or leisure activities with possible exposure to ticks in forest areas. Hepatitis A and B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is a danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination against tuberculosis should be considered in cases of particular exposure. Sun protection is necessary in summer.
Foreigners and stateless persons wishing to stay in the country for more than 3 months must have a negative HIV test or undergo a test within 10 days of arrival in the country. This provision does not apply regularly.
1 Belarusian ruble. Currency code: Br, BYN (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 BYN. Coins are in denominations of 1 and 2 rubles, as well as 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 kopecks.
Major credit cards such as American Express, Mastercard and Visa, as well as some other well-known credit cards, are accepted nationwide. You can withdraw cash with your credit card from ATMs nationwide. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn at ATMs nationwide. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at a few ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are not accepted in Belarus.
Bank opening hours
Foreign exchange regulations
Import and export to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) The import of local and foreign currency in cash or as traveler’s checks is unlimited. From an equivalent value of US$ 10,000, there is a declaration obligation. The export of local currency is prohibited. The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount declared upon entry, minus the exchange amounts (declaration and exchange documents required). A proof of origin is also required for the export of foreign currencies from an amount equivalent to US$ 10,000.
Foreign currencies should only be exchanged in official exchange offices and banks. Any currency exchange must be noted on the declaration form and all receipts should be kept until departure. Remaining rubles can be carried out.
|Code||Symbol||Exchange rates (no guarantee)|
|BYR||р.||1 EUR = 22249.00 р.
1 CHF = 26674.00 р.
1 USD = 20043.00 р.