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Belarus : When and where to go?
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Belarus: Climate & Weather
The climate is continental in type with a dominant humidity: Temperatures are around –5°C in January and a little under 20°C in July.
11°C - 52°F
Minsk, updated 16:00 GMT
What to do in Belarus
Currently in full expansion, tourism in Belarus will enable you to discover a country with large parts as yet fairly untouched by human influence.
Deep forests inhabited by a profusion of wildlife, lakes and rivers, nature is to be found everywhere in this country due to the small density of people.
Minsk, the Capital, has several museums and monuments representative of Soviet architecture, imposing and severe; the Republican Palace, the Theatre, Lake of Tears.
You could also visit the Chagall Museum at Vitesbsk as well as his childhood home.
The areas in the south, from which all human activity has just about disappeared since the Chernobyl disaster, therefore represents a huge and undisturbed nature reserve which can be a source of absolute pleasure in every way.
Belarus : The basics
The Belavia Company provides 2 direct flights per week between Paris and Minsk. There are also sleeper trains that leave from Moscow and St Petersburg.
A visa is required.
The currency in circulation is the Belarus rouble.
Your required budget is fairly moderate: You can, for example, eat a filling and tasty local meal for less than €5.
Concerning health precautions: The sanitary infrastructure is somewhat lacking and you should have up to date vaccinations. Avoid drinking tap water and eating food products coming from the south east of the country, areas which were extremely affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe.