On March 24, 2020, the President of the Republic of Belarus signed Edict No. 108, according to which it is possible to pay for a specific period of use of toll roads in Belarus.
Currently, fees are only charged based on distance traveled. Since December 15, 2020, owners of vehicles with a technically permissible total mass of not more than 3.5 tons can pay for a certain period of travel on toll roads in Belarus.
To pay in such a way, vehicle owners are to contact the BelToll electronic collection system operator to purchase an electronic vignette on the BelToll official website or at any service point.
Also, after the Edict comes into force, it will be possible to pay at a one-time (standard) fare in case of non-payment or incomplete payment for the use of toll road within two hours from the moment of a violation, while paying for a fare at a one-time rate excludes increase of tolls. Currently, such violations entail the increase of tolls, without regard to the time the payer address to BelToll operator.
As it was mentioned, from August 1, 2013, the BelToll electronic toll collection system was put into commercial operation in Belarus for a total of 1786 km of the country's roads.
Using the BelToll system is mandatory for the drivers of the following types of vehicles:
- vehicles registered outside the Eurasian Customs Union (passenger cars and passenger minibusses) with a technically permissible total weight of not more than 3.5 tons;
- other vehicles (trucks, buses and leisure accommodation vehicles) with a technically permissible total weight of more than 3.5 tons.
The travel is free of charge for vehicles with a technically permissible total weight of not more than 3.5 tons registered at the countries of the Customs Union, mopeds and motorcycles, as well as several categories of vehicles registered in Belarus, as a rule, having a special purpose.