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El Salvador

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).

  • Abortion inducing items
  • Animals and animal parts
  • Asbestos
  • Bees
  • Bullion and Currency
  • Cigarette papers
  • Concentrated wines
  • Contraceptives
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Deeds
  • Firearms
  • Gambling devices
  • Items contrary to the political, social and economic order of the state
  • Ivory
  • Leeches
  • Must and chemical substances useable for fabricating wines
  • Silkworms
  • Pornography
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals

El Salvador 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:

  • Coffee
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Foodstuffs
  • Medical Samples
  • Medicines
  • Medical samples
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Saccharine
  • Spirits and liqueur essences
  • Sugar.

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.

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.

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