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General information

Language

English is the official language of the Conference.

In Belarus, the official languages are Belarusian and Russian. Most announcements and signs in the city center, at the airport and railway station, and in public transport are also duplicated in English.

Climate

Belarus has a moderate continental climate, with relatively warm summers. The average temperatures in September lie between 8.0°C and 17.0°C, with a quite large number of rainy days.

Currency, credit cards and banking information

The official currency is BYN (Belarusian ruble). Bank cards are widely used in Belarus when paying in shops, hotels, restaurants and self-service kiosks. Normal banking hours are from 09.00 am to 6.00 pm on weekdays. Automatic teller machines (ATMs) and exchange offices where money can also be exchanged are available all over the city.