EU customs changes affecting businesses
On 1 July 2021, important customs changes will apply to businesses sending goods to EU countries.
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 other products
- Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
- Counterfeit stamps and goods
- Dairy, birds eggs and natural honey
- False trade marks
- Foodstuffs, prepared
- Gambling machines
- Immoral material
- Imports originating in Turkey
- Imitation jewellery
- Leather and skins
- Leeches and silkworms
- Live trees and other plants
- Natural or cultured pearls
- Ornaments or pieces resembling coins
- Oil, seeds, grains and fruits
- Printed articles, books, newspapers- offensive by nature
- Precious stones and metals
- Reproductions of bank notes or designs resembling them
- Resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
- Toys resembling firearms.
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
- Bees and honey
- Beverages, spirits and vinegar
- Beverages, spirits and vinegar
- Cigarette papers
- Clothing, used
- Coffee and tea
- Cocoa and sugar
- Drugs and medicines
- Fruit and vegetables
- Parasites and insect killers
- Silkworm eggs
- Wood and articles of wood
- Weapons and parts.
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.
In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.
Cyprus admits drugs and medicines only with a permit from the Health Ministry.
Cyprus admits bees only under licence from the Ministry of Agriculture.
An invoice, in an unsealed envelope firmly attached to the outside of postal items, must accompany all commercial shipments.
Delivery locations & exclusions
Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.
Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)
- International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels delivers to all destinations
International Express - Parcels does not deliver to Post Office Box or Post Restante.
- International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Cyprus Post website.