Tap Water Safety in Belarus

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Belarus Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Belarus have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 41% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 59% Moderate

Can you drink the tap water in Belarus?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Belarus (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Belarus think about the tap water?

The tap water in Belarus is generally fine to drink, but it’s always safer to drink bottled water. Do your part for the environment by bringing your own bottle and filling it up at hotels, restaurants or wherever you can.


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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