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
- Lottery tickets
- Meat and edible Meat Offal
Senders should contact Egyptian authorities regarding any further inquiries on prohibited items.
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, parasites and silkworms
- Chemical products
- Fish of all kinds
- Firearms and firearm parts
- Plants and parts of plants
Egypt requires an import permit for all goods except personal gifts up to 20 Egyptian pounds value. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.
Moslem religious books written in other than an Arabic language require a permit from the Customs Department. Copies of the Koran require a permit from the Department of Public Security.
Items of workmanship in precious metals must be marked as to metal content.
Importing and returns
Be advised that Aviation Transport Security (Prohibited Cargo) Instruments are in force, with the effect that air cargo from Egypt is restricted or prohibited. Accordingly, Return to Sender services may be affected or not possible. For further information, please see the Department of Home Affairs Air cargo and aviation advice page.
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.
All commercial goods or merchandise must contain an invoice, a detailed list of contents, and a Certificate of Origin. Egyptian postcodes always precede the name of the city or town.
Delivery locations & exclusions
Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.
- International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels delivers to all destinations.
International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box however does deliver to Poste Restante.
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Egypt Post website.