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Cape Verde

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
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Banknotes and other securities
  • Bullion and currency
  • Ceramic products
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Food additives, artificial
  • Furs
  • Ivory
  • Labels resembling postage stamps
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Military equipment
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Pornography
  • Publications of an immoral nature.

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 beverages
  • Animal products
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer components and parts
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Fruit
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Phones/modems
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Tinned meat.

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

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.
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