Prohibited Item List What you can & can’t send


The list is virtually endless, but here are a few examples:

Documents Cameras Phones DVDs
Clothing Fabric Shoes Computers
cloths Photos Passport Laptop


The following items will NOT be accepted for carriage by Courier Force. This list includes items which are prohibited for carriage by any law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country from, to or through which the items may be carried. For international carriage, there may be additional prohibited items specified by the country of destination. Courier Force may at its sole discretion refuse to carry other items not listed below.

  • All Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Samsung Note7 devices
  • Antiques works of art and fine art with an individual.
  • Banderols / tax stickers
  • Bullion (of any precious metal)
  • Cash (legal tender – bank notes, currency notes, coins) and traveller’s cheques
  • Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes
  • Clinical and / or biological samples (including but not limited to bodily fluids and tissue samples)
  • Clinical testing kits, new or used
  • Commemorative coins and medals
  • Complete firearms, ammunition, explosives / explosive devices including inert explosives and test pieces, air guns, toy guns, tasers, replica and imitation firearms and firearm parts (including rifle butts, trigger mechanisms, screws/bolts etc which are manufactured for the sole purpose of creating a functional firearm)
  • Counterfeit goods in breach of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Damaged or defective batteries (read more on batteries under ‘laptop computers’ and ‘lithium batteries’)
  • Dangerous/hazardous goods including but not limited to perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, flammable substances, dry ice, biological substances, UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified as such under International Air Transport Association regulations (“IATA”), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods by Road (“ADR”) or International Maritime Dangerous Goods (“IMDG”) regulations
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Flowers / plants
  • Furs
  • Human remains or ashes in any form
  • Hunting (animal) trophiesanimal parts such as ivory and sharks fin, animal remains or ashes, or animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption, prohibited for movement by the CITES Convention and/or local law
  • Illegal goods, such as narcotics
  • Jewellery, costume jewellery, watches and objects constructed of precious metal and/or stones with a value in excess of £4,000 per waybill
  • Laptop computers – No more than 1 laptop computer per package. Each package may not contain more than 1 lithium-ion battery which must be contained within the laptop. No more than two packages per consignment. The shipment must not exceed £5,000 per waybill
  • Lithium batteries
    • Loose lithium metal batteries. Lithium metal batteries are generally non-rechargeable and contain metallic lithium. Examples may include non-rechargeable batteries used in calculators and watches. Lithium metal batteries contained within items are permitted.
    • Loose lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries do not contain metallic lithium and are rechargeable. These include power banks, USB chargers etc
    • Small electronic items, including mobile phones, containing lithium-ion batteries – each package may not contain more than 2 batteries which must be contained within the electronic device. No more than 2 packages per consignment, i.e. maximum of 4 devices under 1 waybill split over 2 packages.
  • Live animals (including but not limited to mammals, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, birds,  insects, larvae and pupae)
  • Loose precious and semi-precious stones (cut or un-cut, polished or un-polished)
  • Medicinal cannabis
  • Nail polish
  • Party poppers
  • Pornography (whether in printed, film or digital format)
  • Power banks
  • Used car parts and engines – only acceptable if all steps have been taken to nullify hazardous residues