Driving Tips in Belarus - Sixt rent a car


Driving in Belarus varies from other countries so it’s a good idea to find out some road rules before you start your trip. Sixt has provided a guide for our customers to read before they travel to Belarus with some useful rules and driving tips.

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Rules & Regulations

Please read this guide for information before you start driving in Belarus.

  • Drive on the right.
  • Seatbelts must be worn by all occupants at all times.
  • Children under 12 years of age aren’t allowed to travel in the front seat. They must also be seated in a suitable child restraint.
  • Drinking and driving is strictly forbidden and you are not allowed any alcohol in your system whilst driving.
  • Use of mobile phones whilst driving is not allowed.
  • You must use dipped headlights during the day between November and March
  • If you are driving in rural areas late at night watch out for unlit pony and traps.
  • It's illegal to drive a dirty car
  • If you commit a driver offence whilst in Belarus you will receive an on the spot fine.
  • Third party insurance is compulsory

Please make sure that you are aware of all the road regulations before you start driving in Belarus.

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Speed Limits

Standard legal limits, which may be varied by signs.

  • 20kph in residential areas
  • 60kph in built-up areas
  • 90kph on open roads
  • 100kph on motorways
  • But if you've held your licence for less than two years, you shouldn't exceed 70kph
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Things to Bring Along

It is compulsory to have the following equipment with you when driving in Belarus:

  • Full UK driving licence
  • An International Driving Permit
  • A warning triangle inside the car in case of a break down
  • A first aid kit
  • A fire extinguisher
  • A Green Card is compulsory to back up your insurance documents
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Additional Information

If you are driving in Belarus in the winter the use of Winter tyres might be necessary especially if there is ice or snow on the roads. Always drive slower and with extra care when in these conditions.

There is a road tax charge at the border. How much you pay depends on how long you plan to stay.

It’s quite common for police to stop drivers and check their documents particularly if they have foreign licence plates.

There are minimal road signs between small towns.

Toll charges have been introduced on the main motorways of Belarus. You need to get an on board unit (OBU) when you drive in Belarus to pay for the tolls. This is done by adding funds to your OBU account. You can purchase OBU’S at petrol stations and border checkpoints. Failure to do so whilst travelling on Toll roads will result in you being charged a fine of €100.

Be careful when driving in rural roads as some contain potholes. There are also lots of unlit or poorly lit streets and pedestrians walking on unlit roads so take extra care and caution when driving at night time.

Sixt has 2 branches located in the capital city of Minsk including one at the Minsk National Airport.

Wherever you decide to go make sure you use Sixt car rental in Belarus, helping you to make the most of your time.

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* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.