Both the UK and Bulgaria have enjoyed friendly relations now for over two decades. What has greatly helped these relations and the trade between them is the fact that both countries are part of the European Union, making it free to send goods, and also for people to cross the borders and work in either country. Between 2001 and 2015, the number of Bulgarian citizens living and working in the UK has grown from 5,000 to 69,000, meaning the countries are more intertwined than ever.
As such, sending parcels from Bulgaria to the UK is very popular and ParcelBroker has everything in place to allow you to send whatever you may need, as quickly and efficiently as possible. Before booking, be sure to check out the answers to the common questions on this page.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from Bulgaria to the UK?
Sending parcels between Bulgaria and the UK is as simple as possible, seeing as both nations are part of the EU. As such, you won’t need to worry about customs, however, you will of course still need to be sure to comply with what you are legally allowed to send; you can find more details on that below.
How much does it cost to send a parcel to the UK from Bulgaria?
The cost of sending a parcel from Bulgaria to the UK depends largely on the size and the weight of the parcel. However, the cost of sending a small parcel starts at £20.06. ParcelBroker has, for years, negotiated the best delivery charges with a number of different agencies within the EU, and as such can provide the most affordable rates for most items you are looking to send. We are also able to provide more specialist services such as signed delivery, express delivery and fully trackable delivery.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to the UK?
The whole of the UK works on the same postal delivery system, so if you have any familiarity with sending something to either England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble. If you require it, here is a link to the Post Office’s official guide for addressing a parcel to a UK address.
What items can I send?
As with nearly all countries, you are prohibited from sending a large number of dangerous items by mail into the UK.
This includes things like weapons, chemical waste, flammable aerosols and ammunition. There are also some other less well-known restrictions such as that you are OK to send alcohol, as long as it is less than 70% ABV.
To help you out and to avoid any unnecessary delays, here is a helpful guide on what items are either prohibited or restricted from being sent to the UK. There may also be some items missing from this list that could be disallowed from entering the country; if you are worried that what you want to send may be held up, then it is best to contact the UK customs office to clear things up.