Minsk Airport Duty Free
Minsk Airport Duty Free

Minsk Airport Duty Free


Minsk Airport is very well known as a transit. After the Belarusian capital held most European flights. For many airlines it is much more profitable than a direct flight. Also, according to the airport quite often used by Russian tourists, because it is an important link in the chain between the countries of Western Europe and the CIS.

Duty free in Minsk airport

International Airport, therefore, in addition to aircraft and infrastructure, it has the appropriate service for passengers. To do this, it equipped workplaces for a known network of free trade Duty Free. With these shops any passenger with a passport and boarding ticket can buy famous brands cosmetics and souvenirs, clothes and accessories, children's toys and sweets at the price of the manufacturer.

Minsk Airport Duty Free

This is advantageous because international airports are sterile zone in which any product is not taxed. Accordingly, the greatest demand will be those products that have the greatest duty - alcohol and tobacco. Payment products are manufactured with the help of the Belarusian ruble, or a plastic card. The shop itself is working day and night, so no problems with the purchase of (a lot of night flights), which is much better than in many analogue stores in Europe.

In 2005, the country's authorities decided to close all duty-free shops due to the illegal entry of alcohol and tobacco into the domestic market of Belarus. At that time they were 50. Therefore, two years later, the President of Belarus signed a decree according to which duty-free trade became possible exclusively through duty free shops and only at the airport of Minsk. Soon three stores started their work, the distributors of which were the companies "Bela trading", "Dipmarket" and "Somlen". All other points of duty-free trade ceased operations three months later.

But in 2013 year broke new scandal with alcohol from the duty-free shops. In this case, it was involved in management of the airport and the capital's restaurants, which are expensive alcohol was supplied by tax-free price.

By this time, the main company involved in a network of shops duty free at the airport in Minsk, was "Dipservice". These stores are the only ones in the country that have a special status regulated by the norms of Belarusian legislation.