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

Diplomatic relations between South Africa and Belarus were established in March 1993. Belarus opened its Embassy in South Africa in January 2000. Currently the South African Ambassador to the Russian Federation is the non-residential Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus. Belarus opened its Embassy in South Africa in January 2000 and the first South African Ambassador presented credentials in February 2000.

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.

H E Mr M J Maqetuka
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Honorary Consul - Vacant

South African Embassy

Belarus Representation in South Africa

H E Mr A Sidoruk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy 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 Travellers' 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

None

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Statistics

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Belarus, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

None

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