Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Belarus?
Driving in Belarus certainly isn’t something you should avoid as getting around in a rental car is a great way to explore this north-eastern European state. The capital, Minsk is densely populated and as such congestion on the roads is common, but get out of the city and despite the unpredictable condition of the wider road network there is plenty to enjoy on what is otherwise a quiet road network. Roads categorised ‘A’ are generally in very condition in and out of the cities, however ‘B’ category roads vary dramatically, road works and pot holes are common and poorly signed so take car. In more rural areas, although not exempt from the cities, horse and carriages represent a hazard on the roads if you’re not prepared.
During winter months, driving in Belarus can be particularly challenging as conditions can be very hazard, read more on winter driving
here for tips to keep safe on the roads.