Belarus (Republic of)

History of Relations| Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Full diplomatic relations were established in March 1993. The South African Ambassador to Ukraine was accredited to Belarus on a non-residential basis until 1 August 1996, after which date non-residential accreditation was transferred to the South African Ambassador to Poland.

The Ambassador to the Russian Federation is the non-residential Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Belarus

Representation accredited from Moscow, Russia

HE Mr B W J Langa
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Belarus Representation in South Africa

H E Mr A Sidoruk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Belarus

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Embassy of Belarus in Pretoria or visit the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Health Requirements

No medical restrictions are in effect.

Common colds, bronchial ailments, sinusitis and intestinal flu are common especially in winter and it is advisable to bring along a supply of over-the-counter medicines for these minor illnesses.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Belarus has a moderate to cold continental climate, with average temperatures from -6 deg. Celsius in January to +18 deg. Celsius in June. The country has large lowlands, small hills and a number of lakes.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Belarussian Rouble(BLR). It can be divided into 100 Kopeks. Due to hyper inflation in the country Kopeks are not in circulation.

For current exchange rates click here

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings


Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to:

Trade Statistics

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Afghanistan, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information



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