Belarus Driving advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Belarus
The alcohol tolerance level when driving abroad in Belarus is zero, including beer, and traffic stops by the police are common. Its unlikely the police will speak any English and an International Driving permit is required in addition to your own photo driving licence is . Also make sure you have all the necessary documentation for the car with you at all times. Belarus’ ‘A-class’ highways are in average to good condition. The condition of ‘B-class’ roads varies considerably and some are impassable for periods in winter. Road signs will generally be in Cyrillic. The standard speed limit is 60 kph (37 mph) in built up areas; 90 kph (55 mph) outside built up areas; and 100 kph (62 mph) on motorways (Brest-Moscow). Visiting motorists who have held a driving licence for less than two years must not exceed 70 kph (43 mph). You should have no problem with pedestrians lurching out into the traffic in Minsk –rules on ‘jay walking’ at traffic signals are strictly adhered to. The pedestrians in the Capital are probably the best behaved pedestrians in the world!
Belarus Car Rental-
Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Avis, have outlets here. Belarus is also covered on broker sites such as Argus Car Hire. I’ve been unable to locate a local company with a website.
Belarus Self Driving Rules-
Seem to vary a lot by company. Hertz will allow the car to be driven in any European country for an additional payment of 30 USD. No one seems to offer one way rentals outside the country.