How many cigarettes you can bring in your suitcase when leaving Sunny Beach?
This question is asked many many times, because the price of cigarettes in Bulgaria are a few times cheaper than in UK and in Europe at all.
Some people want just to get as much as possible cigarettes, so they can safe some money, but others just want to sell them and make profit. And usually people who want to sell them and make big profit make mistakes and they lose the cigarettes.
WHAT IS THE LIMIT FOR THE CIGARETTES?
Simply – there is NO LIMIT!
The suggested number of cigarettes is 800pcs/4 sleeves and if you have more than that you may receive questions why you get so many, if you are smoking, how you bought them and so on.
Of course you MUST SAY THAT THEY ARE FOR PERSONAL USE even if they are not!
Screenshot from gov.uk website for the cigarettes you can bring to UK from EU countries
BEST TIPS WHEN BRINGING CIGARETTES
The best practice is to bring cigarettes from one or two brands, not from many, because in that way security guys will know that they are for your personal use.
DON’T FORGET RECEIPTS
You must bring the receipts to prove the purchase of the cigarettes
DON’T BUY FAKE/ILLEGAL CIGARETTES!
Its very easy in Bulgaria to get illegal cigarettes without banderol, but its completely prohibited and if security notice that at airport they will get the cigarettes and you may have even bigger problems after that!
So – don’t get fooled with cheaper price and buy only from shops!
DON’T BRING TOO MUCH!
This is the best suggestion we can give you. Just bring as much as you may need for next month, not for your whole life. 3-4 up to 10 sleeves sounds alright.
BRING A LIGHTER AND AN OPENED PACK
One of best suggestion in case you bring ‘unusual’ number of cigarettes is to bring lighter and opened pack to avoid many questions. But don’t try to smoke in the plane please 🙂