Updated at 11:58,06-08-2020

No ‘Duty Free’ shops on Belarus-EU border from 2017

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The news came from the ‘Evening Grodno’ media outlet referring to the Communications Department of Lithuanian Customs Service.

Starting from 2017, free trade on the road passes at the external EU borders will be prohibited by the relevant EU directive. ‘Duty Free’ shops will only remain at the airports.

According to unofficial information, the liquidation of shops has to do with illicit trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products.

Currently, adults cannot bring more than 200 cigarettes (10 packs) and 3 liters of alcohol from EU to Belarus. Those who travel by car more than once a week, can bring a liter, and cyclists — 0.5 liters.