Customs regulations Abkhazia

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At the entrance to Abkhazia have to go through customs twice: exit Russian customs, and then entry to the Abkhaz. But, as practice shows, in most cases, the verification is only the Russian customs, while on the side of Abkhazian customs officers did not even examine (not to be confused with passport and border control are two different things).

Customs control at entry/exit in Abkhazia has the same structure as in all other countries on the principle of two corridors: green channel – nothing to declare, the red channel – you must declare. Ie if you have items that you should declare, you should fill in the customs Declaration and present it at customs.

Before going to Abkhazia, do not forget to check that you have debts and unpaid fines, or you may not be released at the border from Russia.

That can be imported without payment of duty and Declaration

Without payment of duty in Abkhazia can bring in items of personal consumption, clothing, equipment, etc. If the officer suspects that you bring in a large amount of goods for commercial purposes (for sale, for example), then you can be prosecuted for smuggling. In practice, the tourists customs are virtually ignored. However, the following constraints were established for duty-free entry:

  • Alcoholic beverages — not more than 2 liters per person
  • Tobacco products — 200 cigarettes per person, or 250 grams. tobacco or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars
  • Fuel — not more than 20 litres, not including fuel in the tank
  • Jewelry – no more than 5 items
  • Personal effects and goods worth not more than 65 000 rubles

There is no need to declare audio and video equipment, computers, etc. if only customs will not suspect that you bring them to commercial activities.

It is forbidden to bring in Abkhazia

There are no special conditions for a prohibition. You cannot explicitly import illegal items, such as:

  • Weapons and ammunition, as well as their copies and casts
  • Self-defense (stun guns, batons, gas canisters, etc.)
  • Drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Counterfeit and fake products
  • Electronics without serial numbers
  • Books, movies, magazines and other publications which violate the legislation of Russia and Abkhazia

What exports from Abkhazia without payment of duty and Declaration

  • Med in factory packaging — up to 3 liters per person
  • Alcoholic beverages – up to 3 liters per person

It is prohibited to export from Abkhazia:

  • Eucalyptus, boxwood and propolis
  • Dairy, meat and fish-canned products domestic production or without the original packaging and trademarks
  • Jewelry, art objects, Antiques and other values that are not specified in the Declaration
  • Weapons, ammunition, and copies of them

Import of currency to Abkhazia

Restrictions on the amount of money that you can take from Russia to Abkhazia dictated by the Russian customs. Tourists can easily take out rubles or any other currency, but if you export from Russia cash amount in rubles or any currency equivalent to more than 10 000 USD, you need to make it in the Declaration. This applies to all persons, including minors, so a family of two adults and two children can without declaring to take out an amount equivalent to 40 000 USD. Please note that we are talking only about cash, on a plastic card you can take out without making a customs Declaration arbitrarily large amount.

Trip to Abkhazia with animals

For transporting a pet across the border to make an international passport for the animal. You also need a veterinary certificate which shows the marks of vaccination against rabies and that the animal is healthy.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Alexander the Warrior July 29, 2019
Hello! Who like to arrive with a link to the border with Abkhazia and after. It is more profitable to take? And is it possible at Adler airport to purchase a SIM card for use in Abkhazia? Thanks in advance) ...
admin 30 July, 2019

No matter any of the two operators take, there is no difference. About airport can't tell always by car went. Only one note: immediately after crossing the border of the Russian SIM cards do not use, communications from America will cost, damn it. ...
Lelik.o77 4 August, 2019
Now stationed in Abkhazia under the New Athos, the village of Primorsko. Came here ( on their own, without a vehicle)to receive medical treatment. Crossed the border in 20 minutes, without personal inspection. 10 minutes of hydrogen sulfide, the source of healing mud. Highly recommend for joints and blood purification. What about respect, do not worry, here all have wifi. The SIM card put in airplane mode using 5 km after the border. The money is not removed... spoke calmly by telephone immediately after crossing the border( like a house). A lot of minibuses, the fare is cheap. Before Athos was 200 RUB., 1 hour 20 mins with a breeze. All Abkhazians are very friendly, always ready to help and give. If you do not stay in a hotel, very cheap. The private sector 350-500 RUB 2-bed room per day. You can negotiate with food. The food they serve is phenomenal! All a good journey. ...
aaaaal 6 August, 2019
Was in Abkhazia last year. Experience the best! the food is delicious, the people are friendly (contrary to rumors). And the's just a thrill. clean, unlike the dirty Anapa. Going to visit the country again this year. Many do not have time to look...
Mitya August 31, 2019
And I on the contrary came in. Last year went 40 thousand left there 3 weeks. I liked everything. It is clear that the service is not developed yet, but I try and it is captivating. ...
Chester September 8, 2019
Last year there 8 times dangled from Adler. To rent a house there was. Pros - sea, nature, sparsely populated, the nostalgia for the Soviet Union, the sights. Minus all the abandoned, bus, driving on the road dangerous, there are few shops, pretty boring. There was a bad incident in Sukhumi with local security forces in plain clothes, passed the house of Moscow, and I caught up with the car, it stopped me abses - took me for zakladka drugs:(, found a common language, even before the station was taken, on the transfer in Psou on this day, our border guards at the exit for no reason at all asked where I'm from (town of Abkhazia).
In my opinion the best location in Pitsunda, where Sands (fishery) and in Athens, they say there are still musra, but haven't been there yet. There are many stray dogs (lying crushed on the road and walk along the beaches), cows walk on the track, a lot of wine and chacha. Syringes on beaches. Turkish radio stations are audible. Breathe irregularly to Turkey. Echoes of war, all monuments and obelisks. Exotic still the same. But, in my opinion there mentally and spiritual people. And more freedom - there are no such restrictions in Russia, border crosses, as if a stone from his shoulders. Will go there again. For extreme relaxation. ...
Romantik November 20, 2019
Was in Abkhazia more than once. Although it was a long time ago. Me and the family arranged everything: sea, nature, air, attitude. I want to go back. ...
nausla 20 November, 2019
And judging by the old town square on your avatar, more like Prague.)) ...
Skyler 21 November, 2019

That's a hundred percent agree, I was there last time three years ago and apparently nothing has changed in that time. And greatly surprised the locals - had rented a house from private owners, so all the toilets and kitchen on the street, absolutely no comforts of home, but all in the hand of smartphones and all chatyatsya somewhere :lol: :lol: so amused by this fact :lol: ...
Swallow December 9, 2019
All I was thinking about Abkhazia, but after listening to friends - so you shouldn't go at all. As they say there are no special conditions, infrastructure, nothing. I do not know. At least in principle, we have in Sochi is not perfect everywhere, but it is still heart isn't in it yet. ...