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Guatemala

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).

  • Animals
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Baby feeders or accessories with glass tubes
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Gardenia seeds or seedlings
  • Hessian bags, used
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Lottery tickets
  • Military equipment
  • Powder of any kind
  • Seditious articles
  • Telegraphic apparatus
  • Weapons
  • Whistles, as used by police.

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:

  • Alcohols
  • Animal products and skins
  • Bees
  • Chain letters
  • Cinefilms
  • Chemicals non-hazardous
  • Coffee and coffee samples
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton seeds
  • Drugs prescription
  • Films:8mm, 16mm and 35mm
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Foodstuffs
  • Honeycombs
  • Medicines
  • Perishables
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Radio equipment
  • Samples, textile
  • Stone, mineral samples for analysis
  • Subs. Cont’g sodium/calc. cyclamate
  • Seeds
  • Silkworms
  • Tea
  • Tobacco
  • Weapons and parts of weapons.

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.

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.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Customs documentation

Mail hold prices
Article Use customs form
Letters without Extra Cover up to or ECI g weight and up to $ or ECI value

Use customs form

CN22 or CN23

Letters without Extra Cover or Parcels more than or ECI g weight or $ or ECI value

Use customs form

CN23

Invoices

Commercial goods require duplicate invoices endorsed by a Guatemalan consul. Attach the invoices to the customs declaration.

Sealing tape

Adhesive tape of any kind used for sealing postal items must bear the name, mark or signature of the sender upon the tape surface.

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 deliver only to the places shown
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.

    Guatemala does not accept International Express - Parcle duty-payable articles (merchandise).
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Guatemala Directorate of Post and Telegraphs website.

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.