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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).

  • Animals and animal products
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Footwear
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Lottery tickets
  • Preparations of cereals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Advertising
  • Ships and boats
  • Vehicles and aircraft
  • Toys
  • Vegetable products

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
  • Animal and animal products
  • Carpets
  • Coins
  • Computers
  • Contraceptvies
  • Films
  • Foodstuffs
  • Hides, skins, wools
  • Jewellery
  • Mineral Oils
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Publications and books
  • Rubber Articles
  • Television receivers
  • Tobacco
  • Toys
  • War material
  • Weapons and parts thereof.

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

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.

All packages, unless addressed to a private person, require an inserted invoice. Senders should mark the article invoice enclosed.

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 delivers only to the places shown
    • Kilwa
    • Kimamba
    • Mafia
    • Mbamba Bay
    • Mufindi
    • Nachingwea
    • Namanyere
    • Ndanda
    • Oldean
    • Pangani
    • Peramiho
    • Sanya juu
    • Tunduma
    • Utete

      International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box however does deliver to a Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Posta Tanzania website.