On the procedure for crossing the State border of the Republic of Belarus, departure and stay on the territory of other states

In accordance with Art. 45 of the International Passenger Service Agreement  (IPSA), a passenger, a sender and a recipient of luggage or goods luggage are required to comply with passport and administrative (including visa), customs and other rules established for traveling by rail in international traffic, both in relation to himself/herself, and in relation to his/her hand luggage, baggage and goods luggage. The carrier does not have the right to monitor compliance with these rules, with the exception of those established by international agreements in the field of railway transport, and is not responsible for the non-compliance of these rules by a passenger, a sender and a recipient of luggage or goods luggage. 

Dear passengers! If you are traveling abroad by train (the train transits the borders of one or several states), you need to make sure that your documents allow you to cross the corresponding borders. 

We ask you to study carefully the passport and administrative (including visa) and customs rules both in relation to yourself and in relation to your hand luggage and luggage. 

Please note that non-compliance with the rules and requirements of entry into the country or transit rules can lead to financial liability of a passenger, followed by his/her delay at the point of entry into the country for an indefinite period, or his/her deportation from the country of entry. 

For detailed information on the border crossing procedure of the Republic of Belarus and foreign countries, contact the migration, border or customs authorities of the country of destination and each transit country. 

Citizens of the Republic of Belarus may cross the state border of the country with the following documents: 

1. Passport of a citizen of the Republic of Belarus; 

2. Diplomatic passport of a citizen of the Republic of Belarus; 

3. Service passport of a citizen of the Republic of Belarus; 

4. National identity seaman document of the Republic of Belarus (if there is a muster roll or an extract from it); 

5. Certificate of return to the Republic of Belarus (only for entry into the Republic of Belarus - upon loss of the above documents). 

Belarusian minors can leave the country under their valid documents (a birth certificate is not enough, a passport is required). 

In traveling with children, attention should be paid to the need for appropriate permits for persons accompanying them. 

Citizens and persons without citizenship (with the exception of citizens of Belarus, Russia, can leave the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation only through international checkpoints. In entering Russia from the territory of Belarus, this opportunity is given only in traveling by air. Rules and procedures for crossing the state border of the Russian Federation can be found on ps.fsb.ru. 

For more details on the border crossing procedure of the Republic of Belarus see the website of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus www.gkp.gov.by or call the round-the-clock hotline of the State Border Committee of Belarus +375 17 365-26-12. 

For rules for the import/export of goods across the State border of the Republic of Belarus see the website of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus www.gtk.gov.by.

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