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Peru

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).

  • Antiques
  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils
  • Absinthe or similar beverages
  • Baby-feeders with tubes
  • Bees
  • Calendars
  • Camping goods
  • Ceramic products
  • Clothing, used
  • Contraceptives
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereals
  • Copper and articles thereof
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Flowers, artificial, and interior ornaments
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs and fur clothing
  • Furniture, bedding, mattresses
  • Footwear
  • Fertilizers
  • Fruit, seeds
  • Household articles of iron, steel, copper or aluminium
  • Leeches
  • Linen, household
  • Organic and inorganic chemicals
  • Office supplies
  • Parasites and destroyers of noxious insects
  • Perfumery, soaps, cosmetics
  • Pictorial novels and short stories featuring violence
  • Plants or parts of plants
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Playing cards
  • Publications of a seditious nature
  • Salt
  • Shoes
  • Silkworms
  • Sound recordings and products
  • Stationery
  • Tobacco products
  • Toys
  • Travel articles
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Vegetable products
  • Wooden utensils.

Ordinary and registered Letters:

Peru does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

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:

  • Anti-parasite products
  • Books and periodicals in commercial quantities
  • Canned food
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Flour and milk for children or the sick
  • Maps of Peru or neighbouring states
  • Medicines
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Saccharine and similar products
  • Valuables
  • Wines and spirits.

Peru admits gift parcels addressed to natives of Peru to the value of $US450 per person per year.

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.

Commercial goods require an invoice. If goods exceed $US200 value, a Consul of Peru must endorse the 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 deliver to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters guaranteed service is not available from Perth
  • Sealing of letters
    Letters sealed with adhesive tape must bear the name and signature of the sender on the tape.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Serpost website