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Belarus customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Belarus to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Belarus make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Belarus customs regulations.

Import regulations in Belarus

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams other tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 3 litres of any alcohol;
  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over.

Other goods

  • Goods for personal use (except vehicles, ethanol, and indivisible goods), up to a value of €10,000 for air travellers or €1500 for land travellers, and up to a weight of 50 kilograms.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Illegal narcotics and psychotropic substances, and their precursors.
  • Many weapons are prohibited from import. For further information, please visit Civil weapon, its basic components and their parts and structurally-similar products with arms rounds.
  • Human organs, tissues, blood and its components.
  • Hazardous waste and toxic substances.
  • Printed, audiovisual, or other media which has been banned from Belarus.
  • Ozone-depleting substances.
  • Certain plant products that fall under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
  • Over 5 litres of ethyl alcohol.
  • Undercover surveillance and intelligence gathering equipment.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Pets are subject to veterinary control by the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Certain medications for personal use containing narcotics must be declared, and accompanied by a prescription. For further information, please visit Procedure Importation of Drugs Containing Narcotic or Psychotropic Substances.
  • Pneumatic weapons and ammunition require a permit issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. For further information, please visit Pneumatic Weapons and Ammunition.

  • Any amount of currency over the value of US$10,000 must be declared.

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