Special Notice

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Belarus based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

Introduction

Summary

Independent, landlocked republic located largely between Poland and Russia but also bordering Latvia and Lithuania in the north and Ukraine in the south.

Cities

Capital: Minsk

Population

9.5 million

International Country Code

BY

Language(s)

Belarussian, Russian

Emergency Services

The emergency telephone numbers are: Police — 102; Fire — 101; Ambulance — 103.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 375

Time

2 hours ahead of GMT.

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