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Courier Prohibited & Restricted Items

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Help & Advice - Prohibited & Restricted Items


Some items cannot be sent through our services. Some of these are obvious, but others you may not know about.
For example, aerosol cans are not allowed as they can explode in the right environment.


Prohibited Items

The following items are strictly prohibited from shipment, and must not be sent through our services under any circumstance. Any of these items being sent may result in prosecution, heavy fines and imprisonment.

  • Any item that does not have internal packaging to protect the item

  • Any item that is not boxed

  • Aerosol cans / sprays

  • Airbag Modules

  • Alcohol

  • Animal skins / Furs / Any Animal Parts including meat / Ivory and ivory products

  • Articles of exceptional value (eg, works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver) over £250

  • Bicycles / Bicycle frame Prohibited on the UPS services, Restricted with all others

  • Box with Hazardous label - Items sent with a Hazardous label attached will be classed as such. DO NOT RE USE OLD HAZARDOUS BOXES

  • Canoe

  • Car Batteries

  • Car Bumpers Prohibited on the UPS services, Restricted with all others

  • Cheques or Tickets that are not named

  • Dangerous goods - eg Explosives / Fireworks / Christmas Crackers / Radioactive Materials / Deactivated or Replica Weapons and Munitions / Firearms / Swords / Knives / Axe / Chainsaw / Anything with a blade larger than 1.5 inches / Weapons

  • Dry Ice

  • Engines / Generators / Gearboxes or any part containing or having contained oil/petrol unless flushed through

  • Fire Extinguishers / Life Jackets

  • Food items (Perishable) Outside the UK

  • Gold & Silver, Jewellery including Watches over £250

  • Goods moving under ATA Carnet and all temporary exports and imports; goods moving under FCR, FCT and CAD (Cash Against Document)

  • Hazardous materials eg Paint / Adhesives / Chemicals / Flammable resins/ solvents/ liquids / Compressed Air & Empty cylinders / Items containing any gases - See Also Household goods

  • Household goods containing flammable or corrosive liquids, such as oven or drain cleaners / perfume, aftershave/ hairspray/ nail varnish and remover/ antiseptic wipes ...

  • Hoverboards

  • Human Remains / Body Fluids

  • Laptops Prohibited with Same day motorcycles, Restricted with all other services.

  • Liquids / Adhesives / Paint / Oil / Creams / Gels

  • Live / Dead animals

  • Magnets or items containing ferro-magnetic material

  • Mattress

  • Milk Powder to China

  • Mobile Phone with Sim card / Mobile phone with or without Sim to any Residential address in Turkey

  • Money, Keys, Negotiable items / Payment cards

  • Paintings to the Ukraine

  • Passports / Birth Certificates / Driving Licences

  • Personal Effects - Prohibited to Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan Completely & to China over £100 - Restricted to all other Countries

  • Plasma Screens of all sizes

  • Pornographic materials

  • Soil / Clay

  • Televisions / Monitors - all sizes of Plasma screens as well as LED, LCD & TFT screens 32inches and over (under 32 inches Restricted cover)

  • Tobacco and tobacco products

  • Toner / Ink Cartridges / Printers / Fax Machines or Photocopiers to any destination outside of the UK.

  • Unaccompanied baggage / Suitcases

  • Wet or Lithium Batteries or any item containing them (Such as, but not limited to, an iphone ) (Not including Dry Cell)

  • White Goods -fridges, ovens- (also known as range, stove, cooker, cooking plate, or cooktop), Cooker hood, Microwave Oven, dishwasher, Washing Machine etc.)

  • Written Prescriptions / Prescribed Drugs / Medication / Any Controlled/Illegal substance including Khat to all areas.



Restricted Items


The following items are deemed unsuitable for shipment by our services, and are therefore restricted. Any of these items being sent may result in surcharges, delays or confiscation by authorities where appropriate. No transit cover or guarantees whatsoever will apply to these items. THESE ITEMS ARE SENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

  • Bicycles / Bicycle frame Prohibited on the UPS services, Restricted with all others

  • Car Bumpers Prohibited on the UPS services, Restricted with all others

  • Computers / Monitors

  • Food items (Perishable) All areas

  • Furniture (Unless Flatpacked)

  • Glass / Mirrored items / Crystal / Ceramic / Pottery/ Porcelaine/ Plaster / Marble / China / Stone / Slate / Resin / Granite / Concrete - (or any item containing these materials)

  • Jar

  • Laptops Prohibited with Same day motorcycles, Restricted with all other services.

  • Perishable goods

  • Personal Effects - Prohibited to Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan & to China over £100 - Restricted to all other Countries

  • Plants / Seeds / Flowers / Plant derivatives

  • Televisions / Monitors - all sizes of Plasma screens as well as LED, LCD, TFT screens under 32 inches (32 inches and over Prohibited)


We will not accept any materials and products that may be dangerous or hazardous to handling staff.

To comply with strict regulations we will not carry any substances classified as dangerous in the latest edition of the IATA publication.

Also prohibited are: Shipments with inherent vice; Shipments which by their nature are likely to soil, impair or damage persons, merchandise or equipment; Goods the carriage of which is prohibited by law in the country of origin, transit or destination; Goods which attract excise duty or which require special facilities, safety precautions or permits.

It is the senderís responsibility to comply with current government regulations or laws applicable in each country. Not all commodities can be shipped to all countries.

Further information is available on request. Please contact us before placing any order if you are unsure of the classification of your consignment. Failure to declare dangerous goods can lead to prosecution, heavy fines and imprisonment.


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