Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Credit cards are widely accepted. We have used our credit card at restaurants without a problem, however, we mainly use cash for most purchases. ATMs are common in stores and malls and are safe to use. - Apr 2019


This is really a cash society. We get cash via the embassy, though expats not with the US Embassy use local banks to get cash. Generally, you need Belarusian rubles, though some places will also take US Dollars, Euros, or Russian rubles. - Oct 2011


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