Border crossing rules → Minsk
When crossing the border of the Republic of Belarus, regardless of the transport on which you cross it, it is necessary to pass several types of control:
Border control and execution of accompanying documents
Foreign citizens can enter the Republic of Belarus on valid documents for traveling abroad (passports) with a visa (for those countries with which a visa regime is established). Under certain conditions, citizens of 80 states can visit Belarus without visas. You can find the information about the need to obtain a visa and visa-free regime in the section Visas.
When crossing the border it is necessary to have and present at the request of officials the Compulsory health insurance contract (except for citizens who are not subject to compulsory medical insurance). When crossing the border by car, the driver must have the original of the insurance certificate valid on the territory of the Republic of Belarus and which confirm the insurance of civil liability in the Member State of the system «Green card».
A foreigner who enters the Republic of Belarus must have the means to pay expenses during his stay in the country. These funds or documents confirming their availability, as well as other documents must be presented at the request of the officials of the border troops of the Republic of Belarus:
From 01.01.2019 base value amounts to 25,50 rubles BYN, 2 base values – 51 rubles BYN, 50 base values – 1275 rubles BYN.
At the border, you need to fill in the migration card, which you will need for further registration in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, and present it along with the passport to the official of the border troops. A migration card form is provided free of charge. The migration card is filled in for every citizen, regardless of age, on the basis of the documents giving the right to enter. Visible information on filling in the migration card is provided at the checkpoints. If you have any additional questions, the border service officer should explain and help you fill it in.
How to fill in the migration card
Citizens of the Russian Federation are exempt from filling in the migration card.
Money resources and (or) traveler’s checks can be imported and exported from the Republic of Belarus without restrictions and without permits. However, on one-time movement of funds, total amount of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars (in equivalent), they are liable to customs declaration.
The duty-free import/export from territory of the Republic of Belarus is allowed for the goods for personal use (except for vehicles, ethyl alcohol and indivisible goods), the customs value of which does not exceed the amount equivalent to 1500 euros (by air transport – 10,000 euros) and the total weight of which does not exceed 50 kilograms. The movement of goods in use is not limited by weight and customs value.
The subject to the veterinary control are animals, as well as goods of animal origin. You can find a list of goods subject to veterinary control (supervision), as well as the procedure for its conduction, on the Website of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
To carrier pet you must collect a set of documents and perform certain procedures. Documents, necessary for the importation of animals in the Republic of Belarus:
Foreign citizens have the right to temporarily import animals without payment of customs duties and taxes. When importing animal by residents of Belarus with a view to their permanent location, they are treated as a good for personal use and payment of customs duties depends on the weight and value of the animal.
Phytosanitary control is carried out by the State Institution «The main state inspection for seed production, quarantine and plant protection». It is conducted with a view to preventing the introduction and spread of quarantine objects when moving quarantine products on the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Quarantine phytosanitary control (supervision) is subject to each imported to the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union lot of quarantineable products included in the list.
The procedure for the implementation of quarantine phytosanitary control (surveillance) may include the following control measures:
In accordance with the Plant Quarantine Statute now in force in the Republic of Belarus, both tourists and the passengers coming to Belarus from other states are prohibited to import the following materials without phytosanitary certificate:
In case of presence of enumerated materials all citizens are obliged to show these materials to an inspector of the State Plant Quarantine Service at the border entry point and irrespective of the term or purpose of visit are to strictly comply with the directions of the inspector.
Citizens at the checkpoints are forbidden:
Inside the territory between the state border and correspondent checkpoint it is prohibited:
For violations of these requirements foreign citizens are subjected to administrative responsibility (warning with deportation or without deportation, or imposed a fine of up to fifty base values.
For detailed information on the rules of crossing the border and staying on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, see the official website of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus.