Bulgarian Customs Regulations
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The following goods may be taken into Bulgaria by all persons irrespective of age (no tobacco or alcohol allowances for those under 17) without incurring customs duty:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
1l of spirits and 2l of wine.
50ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette.
A reasonable amount of gifts (up to a total value of ?175).
Abolition of duty-free goods within the EU
On 30 June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 EU member states. Of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on 1 May 2004 and the two states that joined on 1 January 2007, these rules already apply to Cyprus and Malta. There are transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of the other new EU countries. But for the original 15, plus Cyprus and Malta, there are no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another. Travelers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only. Member states may follow the EUs guide levels of: 10l of spirits; 20l of fortified wine; 90l of wine; 110l of beer; 800 cigarettes; 400 cigarillos; 200 cigars and 1kg of tobacco.