There are some things that cannot be imported or exported to/from Belarus by
regular tourists and visitors. The list of such things is rather common with
other European countries. You cannot import drugs (narcotics), weapons,
explosives, etc. without special permits.
Other things can be imported. However, only a certain number of goods can be
imported without paying customs dues.
A person can import for free only 50 kg (110 lbs) of luggage the estimated cost
of its contents not exceeding 1000 euro (or 80 kg and €1200 for indivisible
items). This may include up to 5 kg of foodstuffs (for CIS residents – up to 30
kg during June-October).
Extra luggage is levied 30 per cent dues, but not less than €2 per kg. For
luggage exceeding 250 kg or €10000 the dues are 60 per cent but not less than €4
Within these limits you can bring with you for free:
• 1 liter of liquors (for persons over 18)
• 1 liter of beer
• 200 cigarettes, or 200 grams of tobacco (for persons over 18)
• 5 jewelry items
• 3 items made from natural furs or leather
• 1 watch
• 4 tires
If you take with you more than that you would be asked to pay the dues in amount
of 60 per cent but not less than €4 per kilo (the same if you fail to declare
such items). For each extra liter of liquors you bring with you be prepared to
pay €20 in dues.
Note that you can bring with you your clothes, laptop, camera, player or other
portable devices for your own personal use without restrictions on their cost or
weight for free as long as these items are not new (used) and you are not a
resident of Belarus. This is stipulated in the Decree of the President of
Belarus No.259 dated May 27, 2004, article 10.6 and Annex 2.