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Cote d'Ivoire

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements


The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • Coins and medallions resembling coinage
  • Diamonds, rough
  • Non-metric weights and measures
  • Red Cross, markings resembling
  • Trademarks, false or imitated, French.

Ordinary Letters

Cote D'Ivoire does not accept ordinary letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

Import restrictions

If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.

We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:

  • Alcohol and distilled spirits
  • Distilling apparatus
  • Essences soluble in alcohol
  • Firearms
  • Gramophone records
  • Medicines
  • Mineral waters
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Publications in Arabic
  • Saccharine
  • Sugarcane.

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 3.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Commercial goods require an invoice and Certificate of Origin.

Cote D'Ivoire requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver only to Abidjan
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box but does deliver to Poste Restante. For articles addressed to post restante, International Express - Parcels notifies of the arrival.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • International Registered Post
    Cote D'Ivoire pays compensation only in case of total loss, total theft or destruction of the article.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the La Poste Cote d'Ivoire website.