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Bhutan

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).

  • Antiques
  • Bank note resemblances included in the design of any article
  • Beans
  • Coinage resemblances, Indian currency
  • Cotton, untreated
  • Fountain pens and parts thereof
  • Firearms, including imitation firearms and toys resembling firearms
  • Flowers, fresh
  • Goods insufficiently marked as to origin.
  • Jewellery
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Pearl necklaces and imitation pearls
  • Plants
  • Quinine, pink-coloured
  • Shaving brushes, Japanese
  • Silk and art objects made of silk
  • Tobacco, raw
  • Trademarks, Indian, false or imitation.

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:

  • Bees
  • Cards, playing
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Coffee seeds and trees
  • Confectionery
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Films
  • Fountain pens and parts thereof
  • Firearms, including imitation firearms and toys resembling firearms
  • Gemstones, precious or synthetic
  • Insect specimens
  • Insecticides and parasite killers
  • Liqueurs
  • Pencils, lead and propelling
  • Perfume
  • Plants and plant products
  • Radio apparatus
  • Rubber
  • Saccharine
  • Silkworms
  • Spectacles and sunglasses
  • Sugar cane
  • Tobacco, raw or manufactured, including cigarettes and cigars
  • Watches and watch-parts.

Bhutan requires an import permit for all commercial goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Bhutan admits gifts to the value of $A20 without an import licence, but customs duty is payable. Books and magazines are duty-free.

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.

Commercial goods must include an invoice in duplicate and a Certificate of Origin. The customs declaration must either state that these are included or give a reason why not.

Delivery locations & exclusions

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

  • International Express - Letter service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Bhutan Postal Corporation Ltd. 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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