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Cuba

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).

  • Alcohol
  • Asbestos
  • Animals and animal produce, products and skins
  • Antiques
  • Bank notes or any other securities
  • Bullion and currency
  • Chewing gum
  • Clothing and footwear, used
  • Cotton plants and seeds
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb mat.
  • Earth and minerals
  • Electronic recording systems
  • Electronics
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Hair-dye
  • Hermetically sealed containers
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Lottery tickets and circulars
  • Maps
  • Military equipment
  • Perishables
  • Pornography
  • Plants and plant products
  • Playing cards
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Recording tape, films and photographic papers
  • Scent
  • Spare parts for motor vehicles
  • Spectacles and binoculars
  • Tobacco.

Cuban Postal authorities do not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to custom 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:

All organisations of the State and its enterprises, embassy and diplomatic personnel in Cuba, and representatives of international agencies are authorised to receive items which correspond to their activities. All contents are subject to customs duty, except prosthetics, educational b