Money in Belarus

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The money in Belarus are called "rubel" though Russian variant of the name "ruble" can be (and is) used with relation to Belarusian money .

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Currently there are notes ranging from 1 to 20 000 rubles. No coins are used in Belarus for circulation. Only a small amount of commemorative coins is produced.

For the use in metro there are special plastic cards and tokens. Smart cards (plastic cards with microchips) are used for public payphones.

There are not many vending machines in Belarus and if there is one tokens will be sold somewhere at the nearby newspaper stand or other small retailer.

Generally, you can import or export any amount of money through the Belarusian border. All the difference is in the amount you are carrying. This simple table will help you understand if you need to declare your money or obtain a special permit.