Green light is given for free travel
Foreign tourists exempt from payment for driving along Belarusian highways until May 31st
Those using automobiles, registered beyond the borders of the Customs Union, and whose technically permissible gross weight doesn’t exceed 3.5 tonnes (including any trailer) won’t have to pay. Meanwhile, other drivers will have to pay for driving along the roads, which are part of BelToll system, in a standard mode.
“Until May 31st, 2014, the above mentioned drivers won’t have to register with the BelToll system when driving along paid roads and won’t have to address to client service stations to sign a corresponding agreement for using paid roads and receive a board device,” explains Sergey Bury, a Marketing and PR Manager of the Kapsch Telematic Services FLLC (a company-operator of the BelToll system).
He added, “If a BelToll system board device has been already installed in a transport vehicle, there’s no need to remove it from the wind screen. Payment won’t be withdrawn from the account, although the device will produce sound signals in the usual way. During this period, violations which entail obligations to pay more won’t be registered.”
BelToll has installed 83 billboards with inscriptions in Russian, English, Polish and Lithuanian at automobile checkpoints, informing visitors to Belarus’ about the abolition of payment. Moreover, ten information signs, written in the corresponding language, have been installed close to corresponding points in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine.