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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).

  • Animals and animal products
  • Airline tickets, blank stock
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Furs
  • Invoices, blank
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Ivory and other animal-based carving material
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Pornography

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:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Chemicals matches or prepared matchwood
  • Drugs: Prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fish products
  • Parasites, insects and weed killers
  • Printed papers
  • Plants and plant products
  • Vegetables
  • War materials
  • 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.

Used clothing

Kenya accepts used clothing only if addressed to a genuine charitable organisation.