Dangerous and Prohibited Items

Posts all over the world want to process and deliver international mail and packages securely and on time. You can rely on our affordable and reliable service to deliver your packages - but you need to help us too!

Posts can deliver all sorts of things however there are dangerous goods and prohibited items that simply cannot travel through the international postal network. Dangerous goods can cause harm to people, including customers or postal, customs and airline staff, and cause material damages. Prohibited items also include dangerous goods, but also valuables, obscene materials, counterfeit materials or other items that some countries simply don't accept on their territory.

Check before sending!

Help Posts deliver your packages efficiently and safely, and check the content of your parcel or package before sending it.

You can check the prohibited items which cannot be sent to the respective countries here

For more information on what can and cannot be sent through the postal network, click here or on the below educational videos.

Dangerous goods - explosives

Dangerous goods - flammable liquids and substances

Counterfeits Prohibited Items


Check before ordering items online!

You are to ensure that items ordered are eligible for shipping to Malta. If the item is refused by the airport/other authorities, you will be liable to pay the return costs to the supplier. It is your responsibility to ensure that the ordered items can be legally and safely imported into Malta. Valuable items, hazardous and liquid materials and Lithium batteries (unless inside a device) cannot be accepted. Goods classified as dangerous or which are considered to be prohibited materials for carriage are not allowed to be shipped via SendOn. Below please find a generic list of the prohibited items. It is also suggested that you refer to Mail terms and condition here.

List of Prohibited articles

Source: IATA - Dangerous Goods Regulations

Class 1 - Explosives
Class 2 - Gasses
Class 3 - Flammable liquids
Class 4 - Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gasses
Class 5 - Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
Class 6 - Toxic and infectious substances
Class 7 - Radioactive material
Class 8 - Corrosives
Class 9 - Miscellaneous dangerous goods

For more information on each one click here.

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