(excerpt from the Postal Services Act, Art.90 and Art.91)

It is prohibited to insert the following substances and objects in domestic and international postal items:

  1. Narcotic, anaesthetic, psychotropic and poisonous substances, including tobacco products;
  2. Weapons, explosives, flammable or other dangerous substances and objects;
  3. Obscene or immoral objects;
  1. Objects and substances which by their nature or packing endanger the life or health of postal employees or others or can contaminate or damage other shipments and equipment;
  2. Religious materials of prohibited or unregistered sects and organizations in the country;
  1. Movable cultural monuments for which no authorization or certificate is available;
  2. With the exception of insured items, it is not allowed to send coins, banknotes, currency, traveller’s checks, valuable items of the sender, platinum, gold, silver, processed or unprocessed precious stones and other valuables.
  3. In international shipments, including insured items, besides the substances and objects mentioned in art. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, it is not allowed to insert other substances and objects specified in international treaties, as well as objects, whose import or dissemination is prohibited in the country of destination.
  4. Employees in post offices involved in the acceptance and processing of international mail, should provide the information which is at their disposal about these prohibitions to the senders of the items.


Prohibitions for particular countries (translation in Bulgarian)

Customs restrictions - international customs regulations, rules and restrictions which apply to member countries of the Universal Postal Union (English).

Objects whose import and transit are prohibited or banned under conditions - complete up-to-date list of countries in English by the Universal Postal Union can be found here.