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Travel safety in Belarus

How to stay safe in Belarus – and where to get help in an emergency

The crime rate in Belarus

The crime rate in Belarus is relatively low, and crimes against foreigners are rare.

The most common crime against foreigners is robbery, but taking sensible precautions should keep you safe.

It’s a good idea to register with your Embassy when you arrive in Belarus.

Women travelling alone in Belarus

Women travelling in Belarus should be as careful as they would at home, and try to avoid being out late at night alone.

Be careful about accepting lifts and drinks from strangers and try to make sure that somebody knows where you are and when you will be back.

Women often travel alone on overnight trains but you should be prepared to find yourself sharing your cabin with a man. As a rule Belarusian men are very courteous.

Police in Belarus

There are several different types of police in Belarus. These include:

  • Traffic Police: responsible for road safety
  • NCB Minsk: the general police force
  • KGB: state security agency

Emergency numbers in Belarus

In an emergency in Belarus you should dial the relevant free numbers:

  • police 102
  • ambulance 103
  • fire 101
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