Bulgaria is a favoured holiday destination this year for Brit smokers. lt has taken over from Greece/Spain as it's prices are far cheaper and Bulgaria does not go with a smoking ban. Holidaymakers buy a lot of their cigarettes from the airport before they return to the UK.If you intend on doing this or your friends are ... heed this warning!
The airport shop at Bourgas (Burgas) is selling cigarettes that are stamped Duty Free but being sold as as Duty Paid. lf you are stopped by the UKBA when you return home, cigarettes will be confiscated! lt doesn't matter if you have receipts from the airport shop because it will make no difference to the UKBA as the cigarettes are NOT duty paid. All duty paid cigarettes in Bulgaria have a duty paid sticker on them and the price in Bulgarian Leva (example ... Marlboro 5.00 Leva). Duty Free don't have this!
Also this airport is selling these false duty paid cigarettes at extortionate prices. A pack of 200 Marloboro should be only 50 leva ... 2 Bulgarian Leva = 1 Euro (fixed). The airport is charging 69 leva! or if you prefer 34.50 Euros! As duty free cigarettes these must have cost the company pennies compared to duty paid! Do not be ripped off AND face them being conficated by the UKBA ... buy your ciggies from supermarkets ... the price is fixed and printed on the packs according to Bulgarian law.What you see is what you pay,
The other airport this company operates from is Varna ... expect the same there,
l'm on the case ... l'll post my results later,
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