Electronic queue on border between Belarus and EU: checkpoint Brest

Electronic queue on border between Belarus and EU: checkpoint Brest

The first electronic queue has been commissioned on the border between Belarus and the European Union. The new rules will be in place at the checkpoint Brest.

More than 200 cars at the checkpoint Brest in the middle of the working day is a usual thing. About 3,000 cars per day go through this checkpoint connecting Belarus with Poland.

Viktor Ryasny, head of the enterprise Border Service:
This electronic queue was establish to facilitate crossing of the border. It will be tested at the checkpoint Brest. If it is approved, it will be established at all 17 border checkpoints.

The idea is simple and clear. At the entrance to the waiting area, the car’s license plate is fixated by a camera and sent to the huge screen. That’s how everybody can know their turn.

It is possible to cross the border without any queue. This service costs BYN 17 on working days, and BYN 21 on weekends.

Starting from September 1, the restrictions on the export of petrol from Belarus are lifted.

Belarusians can go abroad on the same car more than once in eight days without paying anything.