Here you will find important tips and useful information for Belarus.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Belarusian Rouble BYR
Currency exchange rate
BYR 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ BYR 0.00 (07/2015)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
The declaration form must be kept until final departure.
Currency exchange or purchase on black market punishable by law.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar or euro.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
International green insurance card mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00 h (Sat)
Passport still valid after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months. A visa is not required for stays up to 5 days. Find out in advance about the documents necessary to obtain a visa. A hotel booking confirmation from a Belarus travel agent is required to obtain a visa. Travelers, who stay more than 5 days in Belarus, must report to the OVIR authorities within 3 days of their arrival. These formalities are settled by the hotel for package travel. Foreign travelers must be able to submit a health insurance valid for this country.
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
8 (wait for dialing tone) 10 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Belarusian and Russian
English and German
Minsk, Ul. Krasnoarmeyskaya 22a, Apartment No. 20
Tel.: +375 17 227 1842
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