Bulgaria customs regulation

Import and Export laws of Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a medium sized country with around 7M Bulgarian. Official language is Bulgarian. Bulgaria uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Bulgaria is Bulgarian Lev (BGN).

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Import Regulation

Tobacco 🚬

200 cigarettes;

100 cigarillos;

50 cigars;

250g of smoking tobacco; or

A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).

Currency πŸ’΅

There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.

Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Prohibited β›”

Some weapons for example knuckle dusters and pump guns.

Counterfeit currency and goods.

Pornographic literature which deals with violence, sexual abuse of children or animals.


Restricted ⚠️

Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visitCITES.

Cats, dogs, and ferrets are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport.

2kg of products of animal origin such as milk powder, baby food, and food for medical purposes can be brought in personal baggage as long as they are still packaged and do not require refrigeration.

Animal products, such as meat and dairy, from outside the EU are subject to veterinary inspections upon arrival. For further information, please visit Goods for Personal Consumption: Food.

Plants and their derivative products, including fruit and vegetables, may require a phytosanitary certificate upon arrival, and some may be prohibited from entry. For further information, please visitGoods for Personal Consumption: Plants and Plant Products.

Weapons - A European Firearms Pass (EFP) is required listing the weapon as well as a permit for import to Bulgaria.

Other rules ℹ️

Medicines for personal use. Travellers may be asked to provide a prescription for certain medications.

Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air or sea.

Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land.

Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €200 for travellers under 15 years of age.

Export Regulation

Prohibited β›”

All items on the prohibited import list.

Restricted ⚠️

There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.

Endangered species and products protected under CITES require a permit for export.

Cultural goods may require a licence for export. For further information, please visitExport of Moveable Cultural Property.

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