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Customs Regulations

TRANSFER OF CURRENCY THROUGHT THE CUSTOMS BORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

The amount of money and/or traveler's checks, which you can take with you, is not limited. If you import more than $10.000 in equivalent to Belarus, just declare the full amount in the passenger customs declaration.

Also, financial instruments, if any, must be declared (except for the above mentioned traveler's checks):
bills of exchange,
bank checks,
hard copy securities, confirming the obligation of the issuer (debtor) on the payment of money without the indication of the person to whom the payment is made.

THE IMPORT OF PERSONNAL PROPERTY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

You should not pay duty if the total weight of articles for personal use in your luggage doesn’t exceed 50 kg, and their total cost is not more than € 1.500.


This rule is applied, inter alia, to alcoholic drinks, beer, tobacco and tobacco products. At that there should be not more than 3 liters of alcohol, cigarettes — 200 (or 50 cigars (cigarillos) or 250 grams of tobacco). And, of course, the import of alcohol and tobacco products is not allowed by persons under 18 years old.
Did you exceed the total weight of 50 kg? For every extra kilogram you will have to pay 30% (not less than Euro 4 per 1 kg) of the customs value of the imported goods in excess of the goods rate.

 
There is a specific rate for extra alcohol — € 10 per 1 liter, but the customs officials will not allow more than 5 liters. There are also second-hand goods for personal use, for which the rate of 50 kg and € 1.500 is not applied. In addition to the above mentioned baggage, you can import free of charge (in the amount required for the period of temporary stay): jewelry, hygienic items, portable musical instruments, baby carriages and car seats, wheelchairs, equipment and supplies for sports, tourism and hunting, portable dialyzers and similar medical devices and consumables to them.


Electronics can be imported free of charge in the amount of 1 unit of photo cameras, video cameras, movie cameras, portable projectors, projectors for viewing slides, portable sound recording and reproducing devices (including voice recorders), DVD-players, portable radios, flash player, TVs (with screen not more than 42 cm), portable personal computers. Exception – 2 mobile phones may be imported free of charge.Devices for equipment shall be in the amount required for use during the trip. Customs officials shall determine whether the luggage meets these requirements according to the detailed guidelines.


As of April 14, 2016 in relation to the import of articles for personal use by persons, entering the Republic of Belarus more than one time in three months, set a different rate of duty-free entry. The weight of such articles shall not exceed 20 kg, and the price — 300 euros. In excess of at least one of the following options the procedure of customs clearance and payment of customs duties and taxes provided for legal entities applies. Please note, this restriction applies only when a person enters the Republic of Belarus more than one time in three months.


This rule does not apply to:
articles for personal use of such a person who is returning to Belarus for permanent residence;
articles imported by air transport;
articles imported by persons with privileges and immunities in accordance with international treaties of the Republic of Belarus;
second-hand articles imported by persons not residing permanently in the Member States Eurasian Economic Union:
in the quantity necessary for use during temporary stay: jewelry; personal hygiene items; portable musical instruments; baby carriages; wheelchairs for the disabled; tools and accessories for sport and tourism (except weapons); portable dialyzers and similar medical devices; pets, including intended for hunting, sport and tourism;
in the quantity not more than 1 unit: photo-, video-, cinema cameras; portable projectors; projectors for viewing slides; portable recording and reproducing equipment, including voice recorders; DVD-players; portable radios, flash players, computers; TVs with a diagonal screen size of less than 42 cm; binoculars;
not more than 2 units — mobile phones.


In addition, as of April 14, 2016 in respect of goods sent by international mail and (or) delivered by carrier (shipping express delivery) within one calendar month to the address of the person on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, customs duties are not to be paid if the customs cost of such goods in total do not exceed an amount equivalent of 22 euros, and the total weight do not exceed 10 kg.

WHAT CANNOT BE IMPORTED

Narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors can be imported to Belarus only in the form of medicinal drugs for personal use on medical indications in limited quantities. The need for their use should be supported by relevant documents.
The embargo list also includes printed and audiovisual materials, containing:
appeals to carry out extremist and terrorist activity or public justification of terrorism;
pornography;
agitation, if it is manufactured or distributed in violation of the legislation of the Customs Union on the elections and referendums;
attributes and symbols promoting Nazism (or objects confusingly similar to them).

 

More information can be found on websites of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus and Customs Office «Minsk-2».