How to come to Minsk:
By air - most of European airlines have a direct flight to Minsk.
By rail - direct international express and intercity trains operate between Belarus and most European countries.
By road - highway connections exist with Ukraine, the Baltic States, Poland and Russia.
Facts about Belarus
Area: 207.600 square kilometers
Population: 10.3 mln people
Capital city: Minsk. There are about 2 mln inhabitants in Minsk
Language/Script: Belarussian, Russian/Cyrillic
Religions: Orthodox. Other: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Jewish
Terrain: Predominantly flat, with hilly areas occupying only 8 % of its territory. The highest point is 346 m above sea level
Climate: Moderately continental
Time Zone: GMT+2 hrs
Entry Formalities: A valid passport and an entry visa are required for most countries
Customs regulations: There is no limitation in bringing the foreign currency in Belarus
Business Hours: Shops are open from 9 a.m till 7 p.m. on working days and Saturday from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. The biggest shops work on Sunday, too (from 11a.m. till 5 p.m.). Currency exchange offices are open from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. and round the clock at some hotels. Government office hours are from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. on working days
Currency: The Belarussian rubles (BYN). Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 copecks, 1 and 2 rubles; notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 rubles.
Electricity: AC 220 V, 50 Hz
Driving: On the right hand side. Radar speeding control. Children up to 12 years of age must sit on the back seat. Seat bealth compulsory. Unleaded fuel is on most stations. Speed limits (km/hr): highways - 100, roads - 90, habitable areas and cities - 60. Alcohol is prohibited. National or international driver`s licences are valid
International Airport: Minsk-2
Credit Cards: At most hotels, restaurants and supermarkets VISA, MASTER CARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS are accepted