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Foreign Exchange Guide to Belarus

This currency guide to Belarus helps you choose the best way to save money on BYR transfers and travel money.    [USD/BYR=N/A]

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Belarusian Ruble
Symbol - Code:
p. BYR
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Belarus, the Belarusian Ruble currency plus sending BYR transfers and travel tips.

In this Belarus currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Belarusian Ruble info - general info about the Belarusian Ruble
  2. Belarusian Ruble in the markets - recent BYR moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Belarus - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Belarusian Ruble cash online - travel money for Belarus
  5. Sending money to Belarus - save on Belarusian Ruble bank transfers to Belarus
  6. Belarusian Ruble exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Belarusian Ruble (BYR) general currency information

What is the Belarusian Ruble currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Belarusian Ruble is BYR and the symbol is p..

Which countries use the Belarusian Ruble?

It is the domestic currency in Belarus.

Belarusian Ruble (BYR) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to BYR exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Belarus


The Belarusian Ruble (BYN) is the local currency in Belarus. Sterling isn't widely accepted for exchange into BYN so it's wise to carry US dollars or Euro. its not possible to change BYN to any other currency outside of Belarus so do so before you leave the country. The airport is always a convenient place to do this. ATMs are widespread and credit cards can also be USD to withdraw cash, usually BYN, occasionally US dollars will also be available. NB: In 2016, the New Belarusian Ruble (BYN) replaced the old Belarusian Ruble (BYR) at a ratio of 1:10,000.


Travel money for Belarus


Save money and time by Ordering your Belarusian Ruble online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BYR cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Belarusian Ruble otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Belarus Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare BYR travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Belarus
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Belarus

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Belarus you need to start with finding out the latest Belarusian Ruble foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Belarus

When sending money to Belarus it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Belarusian Ruble amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BYR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Belarus.

Use our Send to BYR calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Belarusian Ruble deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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BYR/USD - Belarusian Ruble to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

5 Year0.00009415 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00036716 Oct 2009

BYR/EUR - Belarusian Ruble to Euro - Historical Rates

5 Year0.00007315 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00024616 Oct 2009

BYR/GBP - Belarusian Ruble to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

5 Year0.00005915 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00022516 Oct 2009

BYR/AUD - Belarusian Ruble to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

5 Year0.00010615 Oct 2014
10 Year0.00040016 Oct 2009

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