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Bulgaria Import Restrictions

In order to enter Bulgaria, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Bulgaria government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Bulgaria, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Bulgaria.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Bulgarian authorities before posting securities, medicines, plants, or parts of plants. Postage stamps must be addressed to stamp collectors through the Bulgarian Postal Philatelic Service. Only private persons may send gifts. Gifts may include printed publications, photographs, films, gramophone records, magnetic tapes, manuscripts, music sheets and similar objects, provided they are not contrary to the laws and customs of Bulgaria.

Senders should determine import restrictions from Bulgarian authorities before posting:

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

Special documentation

Bulgaria has no current requirements for special documentation.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Bulgaria prohibits: