Belarus Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs

Import regulations:

Free import by persons of 16 years and older:
- 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco products;
- 3 liters of alcoholic beverages, including beer;
- a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use;
- personal effects, up to a value of EUR 1,500.-.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Import is prohibited.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

Live animals and agricultural materials require the appropriate health and veterinary certificates (report any material in baggage to the State Plant Quarantine Service). In addition, live animals require a special permit for import.

Additional Information on regulations:

A customs declaration must be handed over when leaving Belarus or any other CIS country on an international flight. When traveling to other CIS countries (except Turkmenistan and Ukraine) there will be no customs control at both points. This will take place when leaving the other CIS country on an international flight.

Export regulations:

Arms, ammunition, precious metals, (gold, silver, etc.) and articles made thereof (also if containing precious stones and/or real pearls), antiquities and art objects (subject to duty and special permit from the Ministry of Culture) and furs.

Except if such articles belong to the imported personal effects of the passenger (e.g. personal jewelry) and have been declared upon arrival.

Pets:

Cats, dogs and birds (except pigeons) must be accompanied by Veterinarian Health Certificate with seal of local Board of Health and not be issued over ten days prior to arrival. Pets must have been vaccinated against rabies within 12 months and 30 days prior to entry. Pigeons are prohibited entry. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo. Generally pets are not permitted in hotels.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Belarus. A customs fee of EUR 4.- per kilogram of baggage weight exceeding 50 kilograms applies.


Currency

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Belarus Ruble - BYN) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts over USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared. Foreign banknotes and coins must be exported within 2 months after import.


Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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