Banks are generally open 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Currency exchange is open 9.00am - 7.00pm. On arrival, tourists are issued with a ‘Currency Declaration Form’ on which all transactions must be recorded. Foreign currency should only be exchanged at official bureaus. The best currency to bring to Belarus for exchange are Euro, American dollars, and Russian rubles.
ATMs throughout Minsk accept the usual international bank cards, and are easy to find throughout the centre. Credit cards are accepted in most mid- to high-range restaurants and shops in the centre of Minsk, but it's best to carry some cash with you. If you plan on leaving the city centre, cash will be absolutely necessary.
In 1992 the Belarusian Ruble was introduced.
Notes: 200, 100, 50, 20, 5
220V, 50Hz adaptors are recommended.
IDD is available in all major cities. All outgoing international calls must go through the operator.
Time Zone EEST (UTC + 3)