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Albania

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

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).

Albania prohibits:

  • Albanian bank notes
  • Animals, live or dead
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Articles sent by political refugees
  • Currency and bullion
  • Extravagant clothing and other items
  • Firearms
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Publications and literature contrary to the political and social system.

Albanian Post does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

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:

  • Animal products
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Medicines, unless for a sick person or family member
  • Plants and plant products
  • Professional instruments
  • Scientific or medical-purpose items
  • Used items, unless a legacy or sent by a person intending to settle permanently in Albania

EDN's and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum-based products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits in all volumes

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 7.2MB) 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 Parcels must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable. The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Commercial goods

Commercial goods must include an invoice, a Certificate of Origin, and the necessary permit. Articles with a false declaration of contents are confiscated.

Legacy items

Items arising from a legacy must include an official legacy document.

Medicines

Medicines for a sick person or family member must include an authorised medical report.

Delivery locations & exclusions

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

International Express delivers only to the places shown

  • Durres
  • Elbasan
  • Fier
  • Gjirokastra
  • Kavaja
  • Korca
  • Kruja
  • Lushja
  • Pogradec
  • Saranda
  • Shkodra
  • Tiran
  • Vlora

International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.

International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

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

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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