The currency is the Belarussian ruble (BYR), which is equal to 100 kapeks. As of 2016, coins have been introduced due to redonomination, the first in the country's history. Currency can be exchanged at banks and official bureaux de change in Minsk and the larger towns. US Dollars and Euros are preferred and some currencies may not be accepted.
Mastercard and Visa are accepted at the larger hotels and tourist restaurants, but other cards, like American Express and Discovery, may not be accepted at all. ATMs are widely accessible in major towns and banking hours are weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Belarus||BYN 1||BYN 5||BYN 10||BYN 100||BYN 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.66||AUD 3.31||AUD 6.62||AUD 66.21||AUD 662.13|
|Canada||CAD 0.62||CAD 3.12||CAD 6.24||CAD 62.36||CAD 623.61|
|Ireland||EUR 0.41||EUR 2.06||EUR 4.13||EUR 41.27||EUR 412.71|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.69||NZD 3.45||NZD 6.89||NZD 68.93||NZD 689.34|
|South Africa||ZAR 6.67||ZAR 33.35||ZAR 66.69||ZAR 666.93||ZAR 6,669.26|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.36||GBP 1.78||GBP 3.55||GBP 35.50||GBP 355.04|
|United States of America||USD 0.47||USD 2.35||USD 4.69||USD 46.92||USD 469.20|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.