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Montenegro

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
  • Abortion procurement items
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Banknotes and securities
  • Cheques, cashier
  • Cigarette paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Essences for artificial wines and brandies
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs
  • Firearms and parts
  • Foreign products bearing Montenegro trademarks or imitated trade marks
  • Gambling devices
  • Invoices, blank
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, including costume
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Military uniforms of other states
  • Personal effects
  • Playing cards
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Whistles, spoons and food containers having a lead content over 10%
  • Wines and must containing sulphuric acid
  • Yeast.

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:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals and animal products
  • Artwork, including drawings, proofs and layouts
  • Books
  • Blueprints
  • Chemicals. non-hazardous
  • Coffee
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Cheques, blank
  • Drawings, technical, architect, engineering
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Diplomatic mail
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Fruit
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Foodstuffs
  • Jewellery
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Machinery parts
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Medicines samples, supplies and equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Poisons
  • Plans, drawings; architecture, industrial, engineering
  • Plants, parts of plants and products
  • Printed publications
  • Postal envelopes
  • Radio sets
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco
  • Tea
  • Utensils

Watches

Montenegro may accept watch cases or housings (mounted or unmounted) of complete watches made of precious metals after analysis of the metal content. Montenegro does not accept articles containing incomplete watch cases or parts.

Personal-use items

Postal items addressed to individuals may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal and family use (medicines, medical instruments, teaching and leisure material) and articles for the use of their household in quantities not intended for resale. Personal items not exceeding $US30 are exempt from customs duty.

Legacy and contract items

Items inherited abroad and articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.

Professional tools of trade

Natural persons of Montenegran nationality exercising a profession may import articles for use in that profession subject to special conditions.

Import Permits

Montenegro requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

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.

Senders must provide proof of the addressee's entitlement on the customs form; otherwise, the addressee must provide the proof before delivery. Customs authorities inspect all non-letter items.

Gifts

SENDERS SHOULD MARK ALL GIFTS AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS GIFT PARCEL OR ENVOI CADEAU.

Invoices

All commercial goods must include an invoice.

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 restricted destinations.
    International Express - Parcels deliver to the following destinations:
    • Bar
    • Becici
    • Berane
    • Bijela
    • Budva
    • Buljarica
    • Canj
    • Cetinje
    • Danilovgrad
    • Dimitrovgrad
    • Dobrota
    • Donja Lastva
    • Herceg Novi
    • Igalo
    • Kotor
    • Lastva Grbaljska
    • Lepetane
    • Morinj
    • Niksic
    • Perast
    • Petrovac
    • Podgorica
    • Prcanj
    • Perazica Do
    • Radanovici
    • Radovici
    • Resnik
    • Risan
    • Stari Bar
    • Stoliv
    • Sutomore
    • Sveti Stefan
    • Tivat
    • Tuzi
    • Ulcinj
    • Veliki Pijesak
    • Zeleznik

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

  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Post Office Montenegro 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.