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Pakistan

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, live
  • Antiques
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Photographic and cinematographic products
  • Printed articles; Books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Preparations of meat, fish and crustaceans
  • Inorganic chemicals

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:

Pakistan requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Pakistan authorities before posting:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Mineral oils
  • Machines for games - toys
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Rubber articles
  • Television receivers
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Weapons
  • Works of art

Gifts

Pakistan admits unsolicited gifts to a value of 100 rupees per person per year (year-end 30 June). Gifts must not contain:

  • Cameras
  • Jewellery, imitation
  • Pens, fountain
  • Radio sets
  • Textiles, unless made-up or second-hand garments
  • Trophies, hunting (a