Urals Customs Administration

Chelyabinsk customs officers are ready for passenger traffic growth

Published: April 25, 2024 11:55 AM

Balandino Airport has increased the number of international flights from 14 to 29 per week. Starting April 26, the first planes to Turkey will depart.

In 2024, Balandino Airport customs officers checked 30,000 passengers on 260 international flights. At the same time customs officers controlled the movement of about 30 thousand pieces of luggage weighing more than 300 thousand kg. Since the beginning of the year, more than 170 cases of administrative offenses have been initiated

“Most often passengers violate the rules of importing food products. For example, guests from Tajikistan lack authorization documents for imported honey, dairy and meat products. The second most popular violation was attempts to import more than 250 grams of tobacco product “nasvay” without declaration. And closing the top three – moving without declaring money in the equivalent of more than 10 thousand U.S. dollars,” – comments the head of the customs post Balandino Airport Alexei Alexeev

Anastasia Nikolaeva, press secretary of the Chelyabinsk Customs