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Bolivia

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).

  • Animals and animal products
  • Absinth and its oils etc
  • Alcohol and other products distilled from sugar cane, except rum
  • Asbestos
  • Brandy
  • Bullion and currency
  • Bank notes, credit cards
  • Cigarettes or cigarette papers
  • Coins
  • Currency resemblances
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Daggers
  • Drugs, non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Feeding bottles with rubber or glass tubes
  • Firearms
  • Fish
  • Gaming devices
  • Ivory
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Jewellery and valuable items
  • Knuckle-dusters of any metal
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Publications or other items of an immoral nature
  • Printed articles, books and brochures- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, precious metals and stones
  • Resin and other vegetable saps
  • Razors
  • Roulette wheels
  • Securities payable to the bearer
  • Travellers cheques
  • Tobacco in any form
  • Trademarks on goods, unless imported by authorised agents
  • Weapons of war.

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:

  • Alcoholic spirits
  • Animal products
  • Books
  • Catalogues
  • Coffee
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Drugs: non-prescription
  • Films, 8mm,16mm and 35mm
  • Films, promotional, training
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Food stuffs
  • Grain samples
  • Labels
  • Medicines
  • Plants and seeds
  • Pornography
  • Textile articles
  • Weapons of war

All articles containing photographs or unexposed film are liable to customs duty.

Bolivia does not pay compensation for damage to articles containing:

  • Fragile items
  • Liquids or substances that liquefy easily
  • Perishable items.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

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