Prohibited & Restricted Items

Prohibited Items

By law, you may not attempt to use a courier service to attempt delivery of the following items. The penalties include fines and imprisonment.

  • Alcohol and liquids if sent by express, express saver or expedited service.
  • Ivory or ivory products
  • Aerosol cans and sprays
  • Explosives, fireworks, radioactive materials
  • Deactivated or replica weapons and munitions, firearms, swords, knives, weapons
  • Any car or vehicle parts including bumpers and bonnets, engines, generators, gearboxes or any part containing or having contained oil or petrol
  • Any items or boxes with Hazardous labels
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Wet or lithium batteries (not including Dry C)
  • Animal skins, furs or any animal parts
  • Life Jackets.
  • Bicycles.
  • Money, keys, negotiable items, payment cards, passports, birth certificates, tickets
  • Perishable food (Outside of the EU)
  • Goods under ATA Carnet and all temporary exports and imports, or goods moving under FCR, FCT or CAD (Cash Against Document)
  • Paint, adhesives, chemicals, flammable resins, solvents, liquids, compressed air.
  • Human remains
  • Pornographic materials
  • Jewellery
  • Live animals
  • Household goods containing flammable or corrosive liquids.
  • Magnets or items containing ferro-magnetic material
  • Mobile phone with sim card
  • Illegal drugs
  • Tobacco or tobacco products

Restricted Items

The following are deemed unsuitable for our services.


No guarantees apply to these items,

If they are damaged or lost there will be no compensation

There is no transit cover even if you elect to take out cover.

  • Prescribed drugs or medication
  • Articles of exceptional value, for example: works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver
  • Built furniture
  • Televisions, plasma & TFT Screens
  • White goods, for example: fridges, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, heaters, barbecues.
  • Plants, seeds, flowers
  • Perishable food items or any liquids
  • Glass or anything in glass, mirrors, crystal, ceramic, porcelain, plaster, marble, china, stone or resin items, or any item containing these materials.
  • Personal belongings which include any articles over six months old
  • Unaccompanied baggage, suitcases, bags or plastic boxes
  • Alcohol or bottles containing liquids



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