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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Belarus Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Belarus is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.3 / 5

Travelling Belarus is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.8 / 5

Belarus shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Belarus), the Advisory Index is 1.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Ukraine (2.9), Russia (2.1), Lithuania (1.4), Latvia with 1.4 and Poland with 1.4 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Belarus

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Belarus.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Belarus from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Belarus.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/belarus-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Iaktta normal försiktighet i Vitryssland. Närmaste finländska beskickning och konsulärt bistånd finns i Vilnius, Litauen.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BY

About Belarus

Belarus with its capital Minsk is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), slightly smaller than Kansas (207,600 km²). The country is located Eastern Europe, east of Poland. The climate can be described as cold winters, cool and moist summers; transitional between continental and maritime. The landscape is generally flat and contains much marshland. With a population of about 9.69 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Minsk
Population about 9.69 million
Size 207.600 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Kansas
Common languages Belarusian, Cree
Currency Ruble (short: BYR)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +375
Internet Top Level Domain .by
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BLR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 112

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Belarus is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • soil pollution from pesticide use
  • southern part of the country contaminated with fallout from 1986 nuclear reactor accident at Chornobyl' in northern Ukraine

Natural hazzards

  • large tracts of marshy land

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Belarus. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. earthmovers
  2. fertilizer
  3. metal-cutting machine tools
  4. motorcycles
  5. other household appliances
  6. refrigerators
  7. synthetic fibers
  8. textiles
  9. tractors
  10. trucks

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. flax
  3. grain
  4. milk
  5. potatoes
  6. sugar beets
  7. vegetables

Belarusian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Belarus.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. metals
  6. mineral products
  7. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. metals
  6. mineral products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Belarus?

Belarus is currently rated at 1,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Belarus is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Belarus in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Belarus.

How many travel advisories do you know for Belarus?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Belarus.

What is the size of Belarus?

Belarus has a size of 207,600 km² or 80,155 mi² which is slightly smaller than Kansas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.