You need a valid passport and
a visa to enter the country. The visa costs 275
A business visa is only delivered on presentation
of an invitation from a local partner. It costs 475
FF and takes about 5 days to come through.
If ever you have to stay longer in the country than
you expected, you must prolong your visa via the
Ministry of the Interior (UVIR, Ul. Polrovka 42,
tel 095 207 24 94).
We advise expatriates to register with their
Adults over 16 years old can
import : 250 cigarettes or 250 grammes of tobacco,
1/2 litre of alcohol, 1 liter of wine, perfume or
eau de toilette for personal use only.
It is forbidden to import
anti-Soviet propaganda, living animals (you need a
special permit), arms, drugs, fruit and
It is forbidden to export
arms, ammunition, precious metal (gold, silver),
some jewels and works of art and furs unless they
were declared on entering the country as personal
You can import any amount of
currency so long as you declare it, except for
roubles (apart from travellers cheques).
You are allowed to export currency also, except for
roubles (apart from travellers cheques)