Most common items that I send via courier will be stamped with a seal of approval but what types of goods are prohibited? 

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Most common items that I send via courier will be stamped with a seal of approval but what types of goods are prohibited? 

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When using a courier service to send a parcel most common items will be stamped with a seal of approval, but it is vital that one is aware that certain types of goods are strictly prohibited.  Amongst others, such items include but are not limited to:

  • Perishables
  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Pesticides
  • Liquids
  • Gases
  • Radioactive materials
  • Poisons, toxins and infectious substances
  • Precious stones
  • Jewellery
  • Medicine
  • Items that are extremely fragile
  • Cigarettes and tobacco products
  • Oxidising substances
  • Miscellaneous dangerous goods
  • Plants and plant materials
  • Alkaline batteries

 

  • Where money is not negotiable

Money in any form, negotiable instruments or currency of any description, such as collectible cash and travellers cheques as well as Gold bullion can also be seen as options that are strictly not negotiable in terms of using a courier service.  Even fake money and stamps form part of this list.

No courier travel for travel documents

Passports or travel documents of any sort as well as identity documents are also restricted from being sent via courier.

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Safety first

Parcels likely to cause damage to other packages, equipment, staff or the general public or items that are insufficiently packed may not be sent.

There are also certain goods that carry an obvious prohibition and failure to observe the rules would result in prosecution should one found to be in contravention of the Law.  Examples of such items include:

  • Illegal substances (drugs)
  • Animals
  • Explosives and fireworks
  • Firearms and accessories

Taking offense at offensive materials

Last but not least, any form of offensive material including indecent or offensive communications such as photographs, prints, books or other items bearing grossly offensive or obscene words, marks or designs may not be sent via courier.

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