Lithuania restricts movement of euros to Russia and Belarus – Customs

  • 2022-03-18
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Lithuanian Customs is restricting the movement of euro banknotes to Russia and Belarus.

Both natural and legal persons are banned from selling, supplying, transferring or exporting euro banknotes to Russia and Belarus, even if they have submitted a cash declaration, Customs said on Friday.

Also, the amount of euro banknotes transported for personal use is also limited.

Exceptions apply only in cases where the transport of cash has to do with diplomatic missions, consular posts or international organizations in Belarus or Russia as they have immunity under international law.

Moreover, natural persons travelling to Belarus or Russia or their immediate family members accompanying them are allowed to have euro banknotes for the personal use.

In such cases, persons are allowed to carry up to 60 euros in euro banknotes for personal use. The same amount applies to euro banknotes carried by employees of legal persons, such as drivers, for their personal use.

There is no limit on the amount of cash carried in other currencies.

If customs officials find that the amount of euro banknotes declared exceeds the allowed, no cash declaration will be produced and the person will be returned to Lithuania with the euro banknotes.

Any person violating the existing rules be subject to administrative liability.