Monday, 16 January 2017
Import and export of drugs to and from Bulgaria Print E-mail
The personal import and export of controlled drugs to and from Bulgaria is regulated by the Drugs and Precursors Control Act (1999). The national regulations are in compliance with the international system for trade in drugs based on import and export licenses/permits issued by the National Drugs Service. The system monitors substances on Lists I and II of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961) and Lists I, II, III and IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971). Furthermore, the national system applied in Bulgaria is in compliance with the provisions of the Schengen Convention (Article 75) and the other relevant acts of the EU acquis.

According to the Drugs and Precursors Control Act, persons who transit or enter Bulgaria for a short stay may carry narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances listed in Schedules 2 and 3 of the Act, in quantities not more than the necessary for their medical treatment for a period of up to 30 days, provided that they produce a prescription or other official document issued by a competent authority of the country where the medical treatment has been prescribed.

Expats who are long term or permanent residents in Bulgaria may export and import narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances listed in Schedules 2 and 3, in quantities not more than the necessary for their medical treatment for a period of up to 30 days, provided that they produce a permit issued by the National Druga Service.

The Drugs and Precursors Control Act lists also the narcotic substances and plants whose possession and application are prohibited (Schedule 1).


SCHEDULE 1


Plants and substances presenting a high degree of risk to public health, due to the harmful effect of their abuse, prohibited for application in human and veterinary medicine

Alpha-methylfentanyl
Alfa-methyl-thio-fentanyl
Amphetamine
Acetyl-alpha-methylfentanyl
Acetorphine
Beta-hydroxy-methyl-3-fentanyl
Beta-hydroxyfentanyl
Brolamphetamine
Dexamphetamine
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and its stereochemical isomers
DET
Desomorphine
DMA
DMHP
DMT
DOET
Ethylamphetamine (N-ethylamphetamine)
Eticyclidine
Etorphine
Etriptamine
Cathinone
Ketobemidone
Coca (bush)
Cannabis (marijuana)
Concentrate of poppy straw
Coca (leaf)
Levamphetamine
Levomethamphetamine
(+)-Lysergide
Poppy straw
MDMA
Mesocarb
Mescaline
Methamphetamine
Methyl-4 aminorex
Methyl-3-thio-fentanyl
Methyl-3-fentanyl
Metcathinone
MMDA
MPPP
N-ethyl MDA
N-hydroxy MDA
Opium poppy
Opium
Para-fluorofentanyl
Parahexyl
PEPAP
PMA
Psilocybine
Psilocine (psilotsin)
Racemat of methamphetamine
Rolicyclidine
Cannabis resin
STP (DOM)
Tenamphetamine
Tenocyclidine
Tetrahydrocannabinol
Thiofentanyl
TMA
Fenetylline
Heroin

and the isomers, esters, ethers and salts of the substances included in this list whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts (including the salts of the esters, ethers and isomers as provided above) is possible.



SCHEDULE 2

Substances presenting a high degree of risk, applicable in human and veterinary medicine

Allylprodine
Alphameprodine
Alphamethadol
Alphaprodine
Alphacetylmethadol
Alfentanil
Anileridine
Acetyldihydrocodeine
Acetylmethadol
Benzitramide
Benzethidine
Benzylmorphine
Betameprodine
Betamethadol
Betaprodine
Betacetylmethadol
Clonitazene
Codeine
Codoxime
Cocaine
Dextromoramide
Dextropropoxyphene
Diampromide
Diethylthiambutene
Dimenoxadol
Dimethylthiambutene
Dimepheptanol
Dioxaphetyl butyrate
Dipipanone
Diphenoxylate
Difenoxin
Dihydromorphine
Drotebanol
Ecgonine, its esters and derivates which can be transformed into ecgonine and cocaine
Ethylmethylthiambutene
Ethylmorphine
Etonitazene
Etoxeridine
Fentanyl
Furethidine
Flunitrazepam
Glutethimide
Hydrocodone
Hydroxypethidine
Hydromorphinol
Hydromorphone
Isomethadone
Levomethorphan
Levomoramide
Levorphanol
Levophenacylmorphan
Mecloqualone
Methadone
Methadone intermediate
Methaqualone
Metazocine
Methyldesorphine
Methyldihydromorphine
Methylphenidate
Metopon
Myrophine
Moramide intermediate
Morpheridine
Morphine
Morphine methobromide and other pentavalent nitrogen morphine derivates, including morphine-N-oxide derivates
Morphine-N-oxide
Nicodicodine
Nicocodine
Nicomorphine
Noracymethadol
Norcodeine
Norlevorphanol
Normethadone
Normorphine
Norpipanone
Oxycodone
N-oxymorphine
Oxymorphone
Pethidine
Pethidine intermediate A
Pethidine intermediate B
Pethidine intermediate C
Piminodine
Piritramide
Phenadoxone
Phenazocine
Phenampromide
Phenomorphan
Phenoperidine
Phenmetrazine
Phencyclidine
Pholcodine
Properidine
Propiram
Proheptazine
Racemethorphan
Racemoramide
Racemorphan
Remifentanyl
Secobarbital
Sufentanil
Thebaine
Thebacon
Tilidine
Trimeperidine
Zipeprol

and the isomers, esters, ethers and salts of the substances included in this list whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts (including the salts of the esters, ethers and isomers as provided above) is possible.


SCHEDULE 3

Risk substances

Allobarbital
Alprazolam
Aminorex (aminoxafen)
Amobarbital
Amphepramone
Barbital
Benzphetamine
Bromazepam
Brotizolam
Buprenorphine
Butalbital
Butobarbital
Vinylbital
Delorazepam
Diazepam
Dihydrocodeine
Estazolam
Ethyl loflazepate
Ethinamate
Ethchlorvynol
Camazepam
Cathine
Chlordiazepoxide
Clobazam
Clonazepam
Clorazepate
Clotiazepam
Cloxazolam
Cyclobarbital
Fencamfamin
Fenproporex
Fludiazepam
Flurazepam
Formamide
Gama-hydroxybutirat
Halazepam
Haloxazolam
Ketazolam
Lefetamine
Loprazolam
Lorazepam
Lormetazepam
Mazindol
Medazepam
Meprobamate
Methylphenobarbital
Methylprylon
Mefenorex
Midazolam
Nimetazepam
Nitrazepam
Nordazepam
Oxazepam
Oxazolam
Pemoline
Pentazocine
Pentobarbital
Phendimetrazine
Phenobarbital
Phentermine
Pinazepam
Pipradrol
Prazepam
Pyrovalerone
Secbutabarbital
Temazepam
Tetrazepam
Tramadol
Triazolam
Trihexaphenidil

and the isomers, esters, ethers and salts of the substances included in this list
whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts (including the salts of the esters, ethers and isomers as provided above) is possible.